Articles tagged “fares”

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Higher Domestic Fares Boost American Airlines’ Outlook

Those last-minute walkup fares on domestic trips are a bonanza for airlines such as American. The airline tightened capacity and raised some fares to offset soaring fuel prices.

Higher Domestic Fares Boost American Airlines’ Outlook

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United’s Rapid Growth Strategy Isn’t Hurting Fares Yet

When United said in January it was adding seats and flights, investors were not happy and sent United Continental shares down 11 percent. But a new filing from the company shows those fears over growth hurting the top line may have been unwarranted. It's early days for the growth strategy, but so far the news is encouraging.

United’s Rapid Growth Strategy Isn’t Hurting Fares Yet

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Budget Airlines Lead Fare Wars in the U.S. That Are ‘Painful’ to Legacy Rivals

So much for "price discipline." United may lose money before Spirit loses money but big airlines may be better-situated to deal with the hit. At any rate, the battle is great news for consumers.

Budget Airlines Lead Fare Wars in the U.S. That Are ‘Painful’ to Legacy Rivals

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Southwest Fares Rising on Stronger Business Travel Demand

In the latter half of 2016, there were signs that business travel was slowing but Southwest's first quarter of 2017 results show that fares are rising because the purchase of last-minute flights, typically those booked by business travelers, are picking up.

Southwest Fares Rising on Stronger Business Travel Demand

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American and Southwest Airlines Boost One-Way Fares $5

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.

American and Southwest Airlines Boost One-Way Fares $5

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American Airlines Revives Deep Discount Fares Because Their Absence Hurt

American Airlines is taking nothing for granted in wooing passengers with discounted fares and employees with profit-sharing. Both moves, it hopes, will generate revenue and profits.

American Airlines Revives Deep Discount Fares Because Their Absence Hurt

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Delta to Expand Basic Economy Fares That Generated $20 Million in Extra Revenue

If you take Delta at its word, then fears that the introduction of Basic Economy fares to compete with the ultra-low-cost carriers on price would dilute the spend of usually higher-paying passengers haven't been borne out. Still, the situation is fluid as other legacy carriers are set to introduce these discounted fares, as well.

Delta to Expand Basic Economy Fares That Generated $20 Million in Extra Revenue

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American Airlines Says Premium Seats Will Be the Next Frontier in Ancillary Fees

Hyperbole or reality? American Airlines thinks its upcoming basic and premium economy will be huge, akin to its launching bag fees in 2008.

American Airlines Says Premium Seats Will Be the Next Frontier in Ancillary Fees

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United CEO Oscar Munoz: ‘It’s a Competitive Industry. I’m a Competitive Guy’

Leadership isn't just about energy and enthusiasm, which recovering United CEO Oscar Munoz seems to have plenty of. But it can't be dismissed, either.

United CEO Oscar Munoz: ‘It’s a Competitive Industry. I’m a Competitive Guy’

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Why Spirit Air CEO Respects Delta’s Aggressive Basic Economy Strategy

Spirit's Baldanza has a lot of respect for Delta's management, and Baldanza and the Spirit model are widely respected within the airline industry. With legacy carriers getting much more aggressive about matching Spirit's fares, the ultra low-cost carrier is definitely feeling it but Baldanza insists that Spirit can take a punch.

Why Spirit Air CEO Respects Delta’s Aggressive Basic Economy Strategy