Articles tagged “airline fees”

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JetBlue Raises Baggage Fees on Customers Who Pay Close to Departure

It's weird. JetBlue likes to brag about bringing humanity back to air travel. And yet the airline keeps trying to lead the industry into higher checked baggage fees. What's the deal?

JetBlue Raises Baggage Fees on Customers Who Pay Close to Departure

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United Makes Live TV and Movies Free on Some Flights

The change is a smart way to improve the airline's customer service, which has taken a few hits over the past couple years. Plus, it's just in time for the Super Bowl.

United Makes Live TV and Movies Free on Some Flights

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Southwest Airlines Follows Rivals by Making In-Flight Movies Free

While free movies are a nice perk to have, many travelers are probably more concerned with getting free Wi-Fi.

Southwest Airlines Follows Rivals by Making In-Flight Movies Free

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American Airlines Copies U.S. Rivals by Hiking Checked Baggage Fees

JetBlue started this round of bag fee hikes and United and Delta followed. American took a tiny bit longer, but bowed to the inevitable.

American Airlines Copies U.S. Rivals by Hiking Checked Baggage Fees

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U.S. Airlines Target Fares and Fees as They Try to Recoup Higher Fuel Costs

Fuel prices are rising, and airlines must recoup higher costs. We understand that. But we think airlines should raise fares, not fees. The good news for travelers is that fares go up and down depending on an airline's costs and competitive pressure. But fees only go in one direction — up. Higher fees will be with us forever, including when fuel is cheap again.

U.S. Airlines Target Fares and Fees as They Try to Recoup Higher Fuel Costs

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Ryanair’s Latest Fee Targets Carry-Ons With Wheels

Flyers always hate a new restriction, but this is a valid question: Would you rather leave on time, or have more liberty with your carry-on?

Ryanair’s Latest Fee Targets Carry-Ons With Wheels

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United’s Revenue Architect Plans to Add New Fees for Slightly Better Seats

This is a tough call. In some ways, what United is doing with preferred seats is unfair. It may make it harder for families to sit together. But at the same time, most of United's competitors have similar fees.

United’s Revenue Architect Plans to Add New Fees for Slightly Better Seats

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Bag Fees Were the Most Successful Airline Business Model Change of the Past Decade

In the past decade, airlines have successfully convinced flyers to pay for everything from seat assignments to checking bags. But some of their most loyal customers are fuming.

Bag Fees Were the Most Successful Airline Business Model Change of the Past Decade

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United Generates More Ancillary Revenue Than Any Other Airline

On short-haul flights, airlines have just about levied all the fees they can. But fees are just starting to creep in on long-haul flights. Expect that trend to continue in the next few years.

United Generates More Ancillary Revenue Than Any Other Airline

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Airlines Align Around Fewer Free Checked Bags for Customers

Domestic first class customers just lost a free checked bag on American Airlines in the latest lap in the race to the bottom.

Airlines Align Around Fewer Free Checked Bags for Customers