Tag Archives: United Airlines

Dave Hilfman Announces Plans To Retire

By | March 1, 2018

Industry icon and United Airlines SVP for worldwide sales Dave Hilfman will retire from the carrier at year-end. Hilfman was senior vice president of worldwide sales for Continental Airlines from 2004 to 2010. He started his career in 1981 as a campus sales representative for Eastern Airlines at the University of South Florida. He joined Continental in 1986 and ultimately… Read More »

United Offers Low, Flexible Coach Fares But Makes Them Hard For Intermediaries To Reach

By | January 17, 2018

United Airlines on its website has been offering low, refundable fares to compete against rival carriers. If you know where to look, you can find them in global distribution systems, too. The only way to access “economy flexible” fares in a GDS is by using a special code in the “passenger type” field. That means typical low-fare searches… Read More »

Signs Point To Rising U.S. Airfares

By | October 26, 2017

Executives at American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines are optimistic. For corporate buyers, many of whom are now in the throes of budgeting for next year, that may mean higher airfares into 2018. Determining which way airfares will move is never easy. On top of the upward and downward pressures that observers routinely watch — supply,… Read More »

United Airlines Brings Salesforce CRM System To Account Managers

By | October 17, 2017

United Airlines this summer made available a new self-service portal for corporate and agency customers. Now it’s training salespeople on the internal component of the platform. Based on Salesforce, the customer relationship management tool is meant to streamline planning and interactions with existing and prospective corporate clients. The CRM system is on the same platform as the Jetstream… Read More »

Finding The Logic In Airfare Policies

By | September 28, 2017

The question of what’s logical in a lowest logical airfare policy has always had more than one answer. There’s much more now for program managers to think about than when such policies came into vogue in the late 1990s. In general, the lowest logical airfare is the cheapest available at the time of booking that abides by corporate… Read More »

New Private Luxury Terminal At LAX Offers Corporate Memberships, But Are There Takers?

By | May 31, 2017

Who will pay thousands of dollars to use a private terminal before boarding a commercial flight? Rich folks, of course, but also maybe those who employ rich folks. At LAX, where celebrities move through and paparazzi pursue, entertainment companies and talent agencies may take a look at The Private Suite, a facility that opened this month. They may… Read More »

ARC Data Showing Promise For Buyers

By | March 23, 2017

Prism data is the basis for corporate deals with the big U.S. network airlines. It will be for the foreseeable future. But it has limitations. The Airlines Reporting Corp. designed new tools for corporate buyers and agencies that better detail activity and marketplace benchmarks. This can prepare them for contracting. In an early use case of ARC Corporate… Read More »