Articles tagged “airfares”

Argentina Will Let Airlines Slash Domestic Fares

Argentina Will Let Airlines Slash Domestic Fares

Patrick Gillespie, Bloomberg

Flyers in the United States and Europe might be surprised to learn some countries still artificially prop up airfares. It seems anachronistic, but the Argentina market is still controlled by the government. The good news? Argentina will let the nation's airlines charge as little as they want soon for some fares. Let's hope more restrictions disappear.

2 weeks ago

Hopper Begins Offering ‘Secret’ Airfares Below Published Rates

Hopper Begins Offering ‘Secret’ Airfares Below Published Rates

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

It's clear why these secret airfares would be popular among carriers. But if the "secret" is saving a measly 5 percent in exchange for even more uncertainty and anxiety during the booking process, how popular will it be among users?

3 months ago

China Southern Sees Record Profit After Focusing on Domestic Routes

China Southern Sees Record Profit After Focusing on Domestic Routes

Bloomberg

So many players in the travel industry are focused on the lucrative outbound Chinese market, but domestic travel within China is heating up too.

4 months ago

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.

9 months 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.

9 months 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.

10 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.

10 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.

11 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.

1 year 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.

2 years 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 years 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.

2 years ago