Articles tagged “ancillary revenue”

Mergers and Acquisitions

PlusGrade to Buy Points.com for $385 Million in Cash in Blockbuster Loyalty Deal

PlusGrade and Points.com deal with some of the same partners, and they can now approach them with a collaborative pitch.

PlusGrade to Buy Points.com for $385 Million in Cash in Blockbuster Loyalty Deal

Airlines

Frontier Airlines Tips Balance to Non-Ticket Revenues

Frontier executives didn't say much about the state-of-play in a bid for Spirit Airlines during an earnings call this week. It was more about the here-and-now business, which for Frontier was about ancillary revenues.

Frontier Airlines Tips Balance to Non-Ticket Revenues

Hotels

Startups Are Turning Hotels and Rentals Into Shops for Retail Goods

Weirdly, airlines are the upselling masters. But spacious hotels and short-term rentals have much more to cross-sell to travelers than any flying tin cans have. Calling all consumer brands and local artisans: Here's the new "product placement."

Startups Are Turning Hotels and Rentals Into Shops for Retail Goods

Online Travel

Hopper Inherits an Air France-KLM Partnership as Part of Acquisition

The acquisition of Smooss clearly wasn't a budget buster for Hopper, but it could be another piece in the unglamorous behind-the-scenes tech effort to smooth the way for distribution deals with airlines.

Hopper Inherits an Air France-KLM Partnership as Part of Acquisition

Airlines

Airline Execs Now See Accelerated Full Business Travel Recovery

Optimism is in the air among United, British Airways, and other airlines. Rightfully so.

Airline Execs Now See Accelerated Full Business Travel Recovery

Airlines

These 4 Airlines Made More From Upsells Than Ticket Sales in 2020

In an industry record, four budget airlines generated more revenue from ancillaries than they did from ticket sales in 2020. More importantly, ancillary revenue grew across all of the largest airlines last year despite the crisis.

These 4 Airlines Made More From Upsells Than Ticket Sales in 2020

Airlines

The Startup Turbocharging the Airline Upsell Game at Online Travel Agencies

Startups come and startups go. But it's worth looking at Gordian Software regardless. Big-name airlines have taken a sudden interest in the tech vendor, and their interest highlights a broader opportunity for them in upselling ticketed flyers.

The Startup Turbocharging the Airline Upsell Game at Online Travel Agencies

Airlines

AirAsia Looks to Be an Unlikely Online Travel Agency Competitor

Tony Fernandes' vision for AirAsia's digital platforms is taking shape. He wants his airline to be your true travel companion. Watch out OTAs.

AirAsia Looks to Be an Unlikely Online Travel Agency Competitor

Airlines

How Smart Are Airlines With Upselling?

We're often told that travel brands will soon know what we want to buy before we do. But few airlines are anywhere near that level.

How Smart Are Airlines With Upselling?

Airlines

Frontier Lowers Its Change Fees as Competition Heats Up

This is how competition should work. American, Delta, and United have been poaching customers from discount airlines with their no-frills basic economy fares. Frontier doesn't like that, so it has come up with a new passenger-friendly policy to try to sway potential passengers.

Frontier Lowers Its Change Fees as Competition Heats Up