Articles tagged “fares”

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U.S. Airlines Try New Fare-Hike Strategies Because Ticket Prices Maxed Out

U.S. Airlines Try New Fare-Hike Strategies Because Ticket Prices Maxed Out

Lauren Thomas, Bloomberg

FareCompare's Rick Seaney, the new poet of fare hikes, likens airlines' current strategies to "a bar brawl in slow-motion.” Airlines are resorting to targeted fare increases because fares are too high to hike across the board.

4 years ago

Delta Likely to Trim Seat Capacity to Protect Fare Levels

Delta Likely to Trim Seat Capacity to Protect Fare Levels

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Are Delta, United, American and Southwest colluding over seat capacity and keeping fares high? Whether it is colluding or signaling they sure are watching each others' backs on capacity policies.

4 years ago

Southwest Fare Sale Cripples Website for Second Day

Southwest Fare Sale Cripples Website for Second Day

David Koenig , Associated Press

If you advertise it, they will come -- and your servers had better be ready, Southwest.

4 years ago

Delta’s New Fares Mean Choice for Passengers and $1.5 Billion for the Airline

Delta’s New Fares Mean Choice for Passengers and $1.5 Billion for the Airline

Dennis Schaal, Skift

U.S. airlines are increasingly offering their passengers more choice and flexibility. Translation? You will be paying more if you want stuff such as a seat assignment and the ability to change your flight.

5 years ago

Orbitz Settles Lawsuit With Hidden Cities Startup Founder

Orbitz Settles Lawsuit With Hidden Cities Startup Founder

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Skiplagged doesn't have much of a future as a business beyond being an informational website. It is doubtful that Skiplagged would get authorization to link to a travel agency to enable Skiplagged users to book hidden-city itineraries because travel agencies would get into big trouble with airlines for facilitating such bookings.

5 years ago

Tourists to Encounter Higher London Transit Fares Next Year

Tourists to Encounter Higher London Transit Fares Next Year

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Short-term visitors will be hurt the most in the fare change, while those on longer stays will be able to benefits from Oyster card discounts available to residents.

5 years ago

Travelers Fed Up With Other Passengers’ Stuffed Carry-On Bags

Travelers Fed Up With Other Passengers’ Stuffed Carry-On Bags

Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times

Passengers trying to stuff their over-stuffed carry-on bags into overhead bins can really annoy other passengers waiting to grab a seat or impatient for takeoff. The airlines created this dynamic with bag fees and now some, such as United, are cracking down on passengers lugging huge carry-ons.

5 years ago

Delta Mistakenly Sells Heavily Discounted Airfares Day After Christmas

Thomas Black, Bloomberg

Airlines from El Al to United have experienced similar computer mistakes and almost always honored the tickets. This was surely a post-holiday surprise for several American flyers.

6 years ago

Comparing Bus, Plane, Train and Driving Costs for Thanksgiving

Comparing Bus, Plane, Train and Driving Costs for Thanksgiving

Associated Press

Everyone clamors for choice, and there you have it in the myriad transportation options available in getting from Point A to Point B for Thanksgiving. There are tradeoffs for each transportation mode discussed. Missing are the proposed Hyperloop and the California to Las Vegas X Train, as well as Uber and RelayRides.

6 years ago

How China Southern Airlines is killing Qantas on the Kangaroo route

How China Southern Airlines is killing Qantas on the Kangaroo route

David Fickling, Bloomberg

It's more than patronizing for Qantas to claim China Southern is "on its radar." Then again, China Southern could say that Qantas is in its rear-view mirror.

7 years ago

New York Times opposes airlines’ new fare model

It isn't often that mainstream media weigh into the travel distribution wars, but The New York Times has done so. An editorial opposes IATA's proposed New Distribution Capability, which would have airlines market to travelers based on their preferences and frequent flyer status.

7 years ago

Rumors of a Brazilian airfare cap send Gol stock price tumbling

Rumors of a Brazilian airfare cap send Gol stock price tumbling

Julia Leite, Bloomberg

Brazil’s aviation regulator refuted the rumors stating that the upcoming news dealt with slot distribution, but concerns of the president’s interventionist policies continue to keep the industry on its toes.

7 years ago