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With Bizjet Pricing Still Soft, Embraer Stresses Value | Aviation International News

With Bizjet Pricing Still Soft, Embraer Stresses Value | Aviation International News

As pricing for new business aircraft remains soft in the current market environment, Embraer Executive Jets is embarking on “a strategic shift from price to value,” newly installed company president and CEO Michael Amalfitano told AIN on Tuesday. He said that “value” includes production innovation, service and support, aircraft reliability and responsiveness to customers. Notably, […]

United Airlines: Four Seats Worth $1.5 Billion? | Time.com

United Airlines: Four Seats Worth $1.5 Billion? | Time.com

Many things are baffling about the decision by United Airlines employees to have a passenger dragged bleeding from one of their airplanes as other patrons taped the debacle on their smartphones. But with company CEO Oscar Munoz declaring that he “emphatically” backs the employees despite a plunge in the company’s stock price, it’s amazing that […]

Daily chart: United bumps more passengers than any other large American airline | The Economist

Daily chart: United bumps more passengers than any other large American airline | The Economist

GETTING “bumped” from a flight took on a whole new meaning on April 9th, when United Airlines summoned aviation-security officers to drag a passenger off a plane kicking and screaming—literally. The company needed to transport employees from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky, and the flight was too full to accommodate them. After no one accepted United’s offer […]

Two-thirds of EU travel websites mislead on prices: Commission | Reuters

Two-thirds of EU travel websites mislead on prices: Commission | Reuters

Two-thirds of travel booking websites provide misleading information on prices and so breached EU consumer protection rules, the European Commission said on Friday. In its survey of 352 online travel booking and comparison services, it found a third of the websites displayed initial prices which were not the final prices and in a fifth of […]

Airlines Make More Money Selling Miles Than Seats | Bloomberg

Airlines Make More Money Selling Miles Than Seats | Bloomberg

The airline-miles business, formally known as loyalty programs, has become a high-margin enterprise that’s grown in size and value amid airline consolidation, with carriers keen to expand credit-card rolls and see loyalty members spend more. This year, Alaska Airlines began tying a small percentage of its 19,000 employees’ performance pay to the market growth of its card with […]

Virgin Australia surveys travellers on inflight Internet pricing | Australian Business Traveller

Virgin Australia surveys travellers on inflight Internet pricing | Australian Business Traveller

Virgin Australia appears to be moving closer to its promised launch of inflight Internet, with the airline now surveying travellers on pricing models – and how much influence these would have when choosing to fly with Virgin or Qantas. Virgin has flagged a two-tier service with Basic and High Speed options. In the survey the […]

Public call for cheaper flights | Port Lincoln Times

Public call for cheaper flights | Port Lincoln Times

Mr Pearson said the council charged an $8.80 passenger levy which covered the infrastructure and administration of the airport and it was among the lower levies in the state. He said as part of the council’s strategy, it would liaise with the airlines to see what could be done in relation to ticket prices. Facebook comments responding […]

How To Beat the Airline Pricing Model | Boomer Travel Patrol

How To Beat the Airline Pricing Model | Boomer Travel Patrol

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Jetstar and Virgin handed penalties for ‘drip pricing’ techniques | The Sydney Morning Herald

Jetstar and Virgin handed penalties for ‘drip pricing’ techniques | The Sydney Morning Herald

The fines, which amount to $200,000 for Virgin and $545,000 for Jetstar, were handed down in the Federal Court on Tuesday, following its finding in November 2015 that their use of “drip pricing” techniques was in contravention of Australian consumer law. “I think this is a very big deal,” said Rod Sims, chairman of the Australian Competition and […]

Vietnamese prefer low-cost products and services with decent quality | VietNamNet

Vietnamese prefer low-cost products and services with decent quality | VietNamNet

Le Thanh Nguyen in HCMC last week bought 100 medical masks at once, because she only had to pay VND15,000 only for every box of 50 masks. But she later regretted her decision as she discovered that the mask was made of dirty cotton. The case has stirred a debate about sale strategy in Vietnam. […]