Articles tagged “airfares”

Fare Increases Helped American and Competitors Get Through the Hurricanes

Fare Increases Helped American and Competitors Get Through the Hurricanes

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Contrary to some reports, the world is not ending. Big airlines are raising fares — low-cost carriers be damned. We'll see how these dynamics continue to play out.

4 weeks ago

Airline Data Powerhouse Needs to Evolve as Fast as Airfares Have

Airline Data Powerhouse Needs to Evolve as Fast as Airfares Have

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The fare-filing clearinghouse ATPCO needs to adapt to airline distribution's rapid changes. Much depends on whether its new CEO can boost the organization's metabolism.

1 month ago

Delta Reveals Revenue Impact From Fare Wars and Hurricanes Not as Bad as Expected

Delta Reveals Revenue Impact From Fare Wars and Hurricanes Not as Bad as Expected

Michael Sasso and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

The airfare wars on selected routes haven’t been as widespread as expected. That said, we don't accept American's claim that U.S. airlines will "never" lose money again.

2 months ago

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.

2 months 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.

3 months 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.

9 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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