Tag: Airline Ticket Pricing

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 […]

Airlines raise baggage, change and seating fees as fuel prices surge | CNBC

Airlines raise baggage, change and seating fees as fuel prices surge | CNBC

Blankets, checked luggage, seat assignments, early boarding, Wi-Fi. Is there anything else airlines can charge passengers for? U.S. carriers began charging passengers to check their luggage about a decade ago, as fuel costs surged. Since then airlines started charging for other things, such as seat selection, which once came with the cost of a ticket, […]

Airlines seek ‘less transparency’ on price | Travel Weekly

Airlines seek ‘less transparency’ on price | Travel Weekly

Responding to testimony from airline association Iata, de Blust said: “Iata says the GDSs constitute a bottleneck. But then how could the Lufthansa Group add a distribution cost charge of €16 to its fares and it seems this didn’t affect Lufthansa sales – or, at least, it didn’t affect Lufthansa sales in those markets in […]

Oil should be at $52 per barrel says Emirates Tim Clark | CNBC

Oil should be at $52 per barrel says Emirates Tim Clark | CNBC

Airline fuel is overpriced, and the underlying cost of oil should sit around $52 per barrel, Tim Clark, President of Emirates told CNBC Friday. “I am one of these people that says it is hugely overpriced. If you are at $77 or $83 dollars (per barrel) it should be at $52. That’s where it needs […]

Business travelers primed for dynamic pricing, Travelport finds | Travel Weekly

Business travelers primed for dynamic pricing, Travelport finds | Travel Weekly

Despite growing concerns about data privacy and discriminatory fare pricing, a recent survey conducted by Travelport reveals that business travelers are open to receiving personalized ads based upon their previous travel purchases and their online browsing history. The finding could bode well for airlines that have begun to implement, or are considering implementing, personalized dynamic […]

Government decides not to introduce ceiling price for airfares | New Straits Times

Government decides not to introduce ceiling price for airfares | New Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has decided not to introduce ceiling price for airfares as it will bring detrimental effect to consumers in the long run. Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said a study undertaken by the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) has shown one-way domestic airfares has been on the decline over the past few […]