Many travelers have enjoyed cheaper than usual airfares in recent months. But that's all part of a cycle that's about to change as U.S. airlines look to increase revenues and curb seat growth amid terrorist attacks and unfavorable currencies.
Airlines' practice of matching or occasionally not matching competitors' fares is a contact sport. Virgin America's David Cush thinks carriers would be better-served competition on product where practical. It would be an uphill fight.
Delta gets a few brownie points for less hate-selling. That's beside the fact that about 20 percent of the U.S. population still doesn't use the Internet.
Now it's only a matter of time until airlines raise airfare prices once again, despite their huge push for revenue through ancillaries and fees.
Savings for travel managers in the car rental space will likely be offset by airfare and hotel room rate increases worldwide.
American Express pushed its travel business off the official books to a great extent with its joint venture for American Express Global Business Travel but Amex's credit card business is still very much tied to airline relationships.
Reduced airfares are great for consumers, but it's still unclear how much travelers are seeing in the lower fares that the Bureau of Labor Statistics' data suggest are out there.
Emerging economies will grow faster than advanced economies during 2016 and that has several implications for the cost of travel.
Does Apple have to sell its computers and iPhones on every retail site? Senator Schumer is arguing that airlines have to display their fares on major online travel agency sites although Southwest hasn't done so for eons.
More time is spent in the hotel room than between two people on an airplane anyway, so it makes sense that travelers are willing to pay more for the hotel experience they want.