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IndiGo web check-in fee for seats not compulsory, airline says after backlash | The Statesman

IndiGo web check-in fee for seats not compulsory, airline says after backlash | The Statesman

A day after announcing that it was making web check-in a paid service, IndiGo, India’s largest airline operator by market share, made a slight change in its decision. The low-cost airline operator had on Sunday shocked customers with a notification stating that all seats selected via web check-in would be available against a payment. The […]

Are budget airlines really charging families to sit with their own children? | NewStatesmanAmerica

Are budget airlines really charging families to sit with their own children? | NewStatesmanAmerica

Are algorithms trying to steal our children? That’s the question at the heart of the latest airline ticket pricing scandal. Are budget airlines trying to squeeze more money out of families by deliberately allocating them seats in separate parts of the plane, then forcing them to pay a fee so that children can be seated […]

Airlines take you sky high – It’s All About . . . | Castanet

Airlines take you sky high – It’s All About . . . | Castanet

Do your own research when travelling. Those of you who do as much flying as I do you will be familiar with all the tricks the airlines use to get more money out of your pocket. Those of you who don’t believe that happens, search Google for information on a class action lawsuit launched against […]

Flight Ticket Prices: CCI Probing Alleged Fixing Of Airfares Using Algorithm By Airlines | Bloomberg

Flight Ticket Prices: CCI Probing Alleged Fixing Of Airfares Using Algorithm By Airlines | Bloomberg

The Competition Commission of India is looking at algorithms used by airlines to determine fares, as part of a detailed probe into alleged fixing of air ticket prices, the regulatory body’s chief Sudhir Mital said. Currently, the fair trade regulator is investigating allegations of similar pricing as well as simultaneous increase in ticket prices by […]

Yapta Powers Airfare Price-Tracking Services for Direct Travel Clients

Yapta Powers Airfare Price-Tracking Services for Direct Travel Clients

DENVER & SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 15, 2018–Direct Travel, Inc., one of the top travel management companies in the U.S., and Yapta, the leader in airfare and hotel price tracking services, have announced an agreement to make Yapta’s Intelligent Price Tracking technology available to all Direct Travel corporate customers. After a successful launch with select clients, Direct […]

Private airlines targeted over ‘exorbitant rise’ in excess luggage charge | Devdiscourse News

Private airlines targeted over ‘exorbitant rise’ in excess luggage charge | Devdiscourse News

A parliamentary panel has questioned the top management of all major privates airlines in the country over an “exorbitant rise” in the excess luggage charge and asked them to submit a report comparing their fees with those of their foreign counterparts. During a meeting recently, the members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism […]

Hong Kong airfares tipped to rise as airlines regain right to add fuel surcharges to ticket prices | South China Morning Post

Hong Kong airfares tipped to rise as airlines regain right to add fuel surcharges to ticket prices | South China Morning Post

With the deregulation of fuel surcharges, long-haul fares are expected to increase by several hundred dollars with crude oil closing in on US$80 a barrel. The last time oil was around that price four years ago, airlines slapped an extra HK$623 (US$79.80) on long-haul ticket prices and HK$143 for regional trips. Announcing the changes on […]

Airlines make big money by making you miserable | Minnesota Public Radio News

Airlines make big money by making you miserable | Minnesota Public Radio News

The airlines continue to market the fees by heralding the “choice” that passengers have. “It really amounts to being able to allow a booking to happen and then offer amenities that customers want and want to pay for as we go forward,” American Airlines president Robert Isom said yesterday. Eventually, the legacy carriers will charge […]

BCD Travel forecasts global price rises | Buying Business Travel

BCD Travel forecasts global price rises | Buying Business Travel

B CD Travel says it expects global hotel rates and air fares to increase in 2019, with demand driving trends across the globe. The TMC’s 2019 Industry Forecast provides price projections, which it says helps travel buyers prepare for supplier negotiations and budgeting for the year ahead. The report was previously published by BCD Travel’s […]

Is United Airlines’ Bag-Fee Increase Sustainable? | The Motley Fool

Is United Airlines’ Bag-Fee Increase Sustainable? | The Motley Fool

Raising baggage fees may seem like an attractive way to drive further unit revenue growth, as long as most airlines join the fee increase. Unlike fares — which can fluctuate wildly based on supply, demand, and airlines’ pricing strategies — fee revenue tends to be quite stable. American and Delta haven’t joined in After United […]