Articles tagged “airfares”

United Is Fighting Low-Cost Rivals With Cheap Fares as Investors Worry

United Is Fighting Low-Cost Rivals With Cheap Fares as Investors Worry

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Investors are unhappy that fares are so cheap. That's fine. They're focused on profits. But this is great news for airline passengers. They're finding deals.

6 days ago

Airline Fare Wars Are Gaining Momentum as Legacy Carriers Go After Low-Cost Rivals

Airline Fare Wars Are Gaining Momentum as Legacy Carriers Go After Low-Cost Rivals

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

So much for "price discipline" as fare wars are breaking out. They are being influenced by ultra-low-cost and no-frills long-haul carriers domestically and internationally. Great for consumers, bad for some airlines.

4 weeks ago

Flight Metasearch Analysis: Why Are Sites Slow to Add Instant Booking?

Flight Metasearch Analysis: Why Are Sites Slow to Add Instant Booking?

Sean O'Neill, Skift

We have the technology, as they used to say on TV's "The Six Million Dollar Man." We have the capability to make booking flights on mobile better than it was before. Better... stronger... faster. But short-sighted airline business strategies seem to be holding back the hot price-comparison companies of the hour -- Momondo, Kayak, and Skyscanner -- from offering direct, or instant, bookings of flights.

8 months ago

American and Southwest Airlines Boost One-Way Fares $5

American and Southwest Airlines Boost One-Way Fares $5

Associated Press

With a weakness forecast in the fare environment, American and Southwest are trying to do something about it as they each raised fares $5 each way. Will the fare hikes stick and will competitors follow? It all remains to be seen over the next few days.

11 months ago

Cheap Airfares are About to Vanish as U.S. Airlines Tighten Capacity

Cheap Airfares are About to Vanish as U.S. Airlines Tighten Capacity

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Airfares don't feel particularly cheap -- anecdotally speaking -- but things can always get worse (from a consumer perspective). Next week will punctuate where airfares are heading as United and American report their third quarter results.

12 months ago

U.S. Airlines and Investors Say Cheap Airfares Won’t Stick Around Next Year

U.S. Airlines and Investors Say Cheap Airfares Won’t Stick Around Next Year

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

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.

1 year ago

Southwest Lowers Fares While Delta Raises Some, For Now

Southwest Lowers Fares While Delta Raises Some, For Now

David Koenig, Associated Press

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.

1 year ago

Delta Drops Fee For Tickets Bought at Airports and Over The Phone

Delta Drops Fee For Tickets Bought at Airports and Over The Phone

Associated Press

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.

1 year ago

U.S. Domestic Flights Continue to Get Cheaper

U.S. Domestic Flights Continue to Get Cheaper

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

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.

2 years ago

Business Travelers Should Expect More Expensive Flights and Hotels

Business Travelers Should Expect More Expensive Flights and Hotels

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Savings for travel managers in the car rental space will likely be offset by airfare and hotel room rate increases worldwide.

2 years ago

American Express Q3 Earnings Hit by Lower Airfares and Co-Branded Card Costs in Travel

American Express Q3 Earnings Hit by Lower Airfares and Co-Branded Card Costs in Travel

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

2 years ago

In a Shocker, It’s Been an Historic Summer for Plunging Airfares

In a Shocker, It’s Been an Historic Summer for Plunging Airfares

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

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.

2 years ago