Articles tagged “ancillary services”

Travel Agents

U.S. Travel Agents Tells Officials in D.C. We Like Airline Fee Disclosures … To a Point

Travel agents want transparency of fees charged by airlines, but are concerned they're doing the heavy lifting required to share the details.

U.S. Travel Agents Tells Officials in D.C. We Like Airline Fee Disclosures … To a Point

Short-Term Rentals

Sonder Announces a Stock Option Exchange Plan to Retain Employees

How would you like to be a Sonder exec boasting that your free cash flow margin improved from negative 127 percent a year ago to negative 37 percent in the second quarter? Well, that's one measure of progress.

Sonder Announces a Stock Option Exchange Plan to Retain Employees

News Blog

United Airlines Is Taking Preorders of Drinks and Snacks 5 Days Before Flights

United, and a lot of other U.S.-based airlines didn't permit onboard booze purchases during most of the pandemic, but that's changed and the airline is now even enabling passengers on certain U.S. domestic flights to order snacks and drinks up to five days before their trips. United is enabling preordering of Bacardi Rum, although not…

Travel Agents

Flight Centre Confronts Airline Commission Cuts

Flight Centre Travel Group is a global travel agency so it should be able to handle Air New Zealand and Qantas getting around to slashing travel agent commissions two decades after Delta Air Lines kicked off the trend in the U.S. It won't be without some pain, however.

Flight Centre Confronts Airline Commission Cuts

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

Cruises

Carnival Passengers Are Spending Big Onboard

Pent-up demand isn't merely the desire to start traveling again. In the case of Carnival Corp. passengers, it means spending big to enjoy life during sailings.

Carnival Passengers Are Spending Big Onboard

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

Coronavirus

UK Blocks Sabre Acquisition of Farelogix as Anticompetitive

Sabre's arguments that UK regulators would merely fall in line if a U.S. court backed Sabre's merger with Farelogix were naive. The UK ruling was essentially correct about the proposed deal stifling innovation, and somewhere airlines are quietly celebrating the ruling.

UK Blocks Sabre Acquisition of Farelogix as Anticompetitive

Airlines

Southwest CEO: We Won’t Introduce Basic Economy

Southwest has known for years that there is money to be made in differentiation and protecting your brand identity regardless of what Wall Street thinks. That's a factor in its decision not to launch basic economy or bag fees.

Southwest CEO: We Won’t Introduce Basic Economy