Tag: Airline Ticket Pricing

Post-Irma: When do high air fares become price gouging? | mjAJC

Post-Irma: When do high air fares become price gouging? | mjAJC

When evacuees from Florida expressed shock at sky-high air fares for last-minute trips and accused airlines of price gouging, some frequent business travelers reacted with knowing bemusement. “Overall, last-minute prices were in the same ballpark as a business traveler would pay,” said Patrick Surry, chief data scientist at Hopper, an air travel app. Last-minute air […]

Rebundled ancillary makes a come back at easyJet and Delta | EyeforTravel

Rebundled ancillary makes a come back at easyJet and Delta | EyeforTravel

‘Ancillary’ revenue is, of course, a growing portion of airline revenue. Some airlines are even reporting more than 40% of their revenue from ‘ancillary’ services, which generally refer to the new ala carte pricing where checked bags, seat assignments, on board food and other elements are often no longer included in the basic fare. Instead, […]

United Airlines Just Admitted That Its Sub-Cattle Class Isn’t Working So Well (American Seems to Like It) | Inc.com

United Airlines Just Admitted That Its Sub-Cattle Class Isn’t Working So Well (American Seems to Like It) | Inc.com

For airlines, good ideas often revolve around the idea of making money. Recently, then, both United Airlines and American Airlines thought they’d try something that they thought would be a hit. This was the notion of offering (allegedly) cheaper fares, while at the same time taking away what used to be basic privileges, like having […]

Hurricane Irma Has Sent Airline Ticket Prices Skyrocketing | TheStreet

Hurricane Irma Has Sent Airline Ticket Prices Skyrocketing | TheStreet

United Airlines (UAL – Get Report) was showing prices on more than $6,000 for a flight from Miami to Denver, according to the Telegraph. The airline, however, said the price was quoted in error, citing a computer glitch. “United did not change how we priced our seats for flights out of Florida, and we will […]

JetBlue and Delta offer special pricing to people fleeing Hurricane Irma – MarketWatch

JetBlue and Delta offer special pricing to people fleeing Hurricane Irma – MarketWatch

Delta said on Wednesday it’s capping airfares for areas affected by the hurricane. Delta is also adding additional flights to and from San Juan, Miami, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Key West, and increasing the size of aircrafts flying from San Juan and South Florida to allow more people to leave. This comes after a […]

United Keeping `Painful’ Discounts to Fend Off Low-Fare Airlines | Bloomberg

United Keeping `Painful’ Discounts to Fend Off Low-Fare Airlines | Bloomberg

United Continental Holdings Inc. vowed to keep discounting fares amid an expanding price war that contributed to a projected $400 million blow to third-quarter sales. The third-largest U.S. carrier will continue fighting low-cost carriers with cheap tickets at major hubs despite the short-term pain, Chief Financial Officer Andrew Levy told investors Wednesday. The clash is adding […]

Airlines accused of hiking prices as people escape Hurricane Irma | Metro News

Airlines accused of hiking prices as people escape Hurricane Irma | Metro News

Airlines have been accused of hiking flight prices from Florida airports as thousands try to escape Hurricane Irma’s path. John Lyons said he booked a one-way American Airlines ticket for his daughter to come home on Thursday night. More than 1,000,000 left without power as Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean He paid $160. However, now the […]

Local airlines groan under low pricing regime | The Guardian Nigeria

Local airlines groan under low pricing regime | The Guardian Nigeria

The current low pricing strategy and the attendant low cost of local air travel in the country may be attracting new passengers to airlines, but fast lowering the chances of struggling aircraft in the face of dire financial straits. Whereas the steady drop in the economic power of the naira to the United States dollar […]

American, Delta pinched by rise of cheap airfares to Europe | TheSpec.com

American, Delta pinched by rise of cheap airfares to Europe | TheSpec.com

While that’s great news for bargain-hunting travelers, it’s a blow for traditional airlines. The increased seat supply is dragging down fares in a lucrative overseas market just as a rebound in domestic pricing is starting to look shaky. American and United rattled investors last month when they forecast tepid revenue growth and signalled that an […]

Airfare to Gulf skyrockets | The Hindu

Airfare to Gulf skyrockets | The Hindu

The airlines are also cashing in on the demand for seats from NoRKs as educational institutions in West Asia reopen in the first week of September after the summer vacation. The airfares have been increased after Thiruonam that falls on September 4 under dynamic pricing. The hike has hit labourers and low-income NoRKs working in […]