Reports of North American airlines drastically changing their goals and mindset have been flooding the news. The word seems to be massive, aggressive expansion. Sheffield reported on the increasing market for aircraft dispatcher jobs, but the changes are not stopping there.
The first shake-up was when renowned investor and mogul, Warren Buffet, began purchasing stock in major airlines just as airline executives announced more focus was being shifted towards customer experience. Sheffield wrote a blog about the airlines shift towards experience recapping this decision.
The growing need for aircraft dispatcher jobs is already apparent, and the cheaper, European airline flights have caused quite a stir in the aviation community. As well as offering better business and first class experience, United Airlines is announcing cheaper flights for economy passengers in the near future.
The strategy to create cheaper European flights to compete with no-frills airlines was revealed by Forbes. A basic economy class will be created, and the term basic is very much literal when it comes to economy versus business class and first-class.
- Passengers will not be able to choose their own seats.
- Passengers will only be allowed to take one, personal carry-on item, which must fit under the seat.
- There will be no priority boarding.
- Frequent flyer miles will no longer be awarded as “premium”, but rather under a MileagePlus program.
These new seating options cause ripples and change the roles of many people who work in the aviation industry. For instance, flight attendants will no longer have to worry about making room for every single bag. Aircraft dispatcher jobs will likely only be affected by the calculations regarding weight, but they will have to be knowledgeable about all changes being made and how they will affect flight times, if at all.