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Articles tagged “airfares”

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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

5 months 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.

8 months 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.

8 months 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.

11 months 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago

8 Charts That Show the Outlook for Global Airfares and Hotel Rates in 2016

8 Charts That Show the Outlook for Global Airfares and Hotel Rates in 2016

Dan Peltier, Skift

Emerging economies will grow faster than advanced economies during 2016 and that has several implications for the cost of travel.

1 year ago

U.S. Senator Sides With Booking Sites on Airfare Transparency

U.S. Senator Sides With Booking Sites on Airfare Transparency

Associated Press

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.

1 year ago

Why Travelers Don’t Care That U.S. Hotels Are More Expensive This Summer

Why Travelers Don’t Care That U.S. Hotels Are More Expensive This Summer

Dan Peliter, Skift

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.

2 years ago