Articles tagged “basic economy”

Airlines

JetBlue Adds Basic Fare in Battle With Discount Rivals

JetBlue isn't immune from the structural changes that are taking place in the aviation industry. Like it or not, basic economy is a part of the landscape now, and to truly compete you need to have it in your arsenal.

JetBlue Adds Basic Fare in Battle With Discount Rivals

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

Airlines

Alaska Airlines Mimics Larger U.S. Rivals by Adding No-Frills Fare Class

Few people want to order the cheapest product, right? The airlines hope to use that psychological trick — along with heavy restrictions — to discourage customers from booking their bargain-basement airfares.

Alaska Airlines Mimics Larger U.S. Rivals by Adding No-Frills Fare Class

Airlines

JetBlue Is Adding Its Own Form of Basic Economy

JetBlue President and Chief Operating Officer Joanna Geraghty said this week at Skift Global Forum that she wants the airline to continue to differentiate on service and product. But will a cheaper, stripped-down type of ticket help the carrier do that?

JetBlue Is Adding Its Own Form of Basic Economy

Airlines

Yet Another Reminder on Why Airline Competition Is a Beautiful Thing

Frontier is far from the most perfect U.S. airline. It gets more than its share of complaints, and its on-time rate is worse than the U.S. average. But the airline is making some improvements to try to keep passengers from defecting to legacy carriers. That's good for consumers.

Yet Another Reminder on Why Airline Competition Is a Beautiful Thing

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

Business Travel

Travel Managers Aren’t Buying Basic Economy Fares: Here’s Why

Travel managers are avoiding basic economy fares, and rightfully so. The consensus is that travelers end up paying more over the course of a trip if they go basic economy and have a worse flight experience to boot.

Travel Managers Aren’t Buying Basic Economy Fares: Here’s Why

Airlines

American Airlines Cites the Competition in Forcing Basic Economy Changes

When Delta Air Lines launched Basic Economy, it allowed a free carry-on bag. When American Airlines subsequently launched a similar fare type, it barred free carry-ons, and that has turned out to be a poor decision because American has been losing market share to Delta.

American Airlines Cites the Competition in Forcing Basic Economy Changes

Airlines

Airlines Would Prefer Passengers Stop Stealing Their Bedding

On the one hand, airlines are improving the flying experience — at least for business class — so much that passengers want to take a piece home with them. On the other, blanket theft is bad for the bottom line. We're pretty sure carriers don't have this problem in coach.

Airlines Would Prefer Passengers Stop Stealing Their Bedding

Airlines

Air Canada Launches New Economy Fares to Compete With Low-Cost Carriers

A new series of fares just launched by Air Canada should make it easier for discerning travelers to pick the fare that suits them best – as long as they're willing to pay for it.

Air Canada Launches New Economy Fares to Compete With Low-Cost Carriers