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Tag: Airline Ticket Pricing

A dynamic upswing in airfare is a deal-breaker | The Washington Post

A dynamic upswing in airfare is a deal-breaker | The Washington Post

Christopher Elliott’s July 9 Navigator column, “Airlines’ ‘dynamic pricing’ is full of ups and downs” [Travel], rang true. That week, my wife bought four tickets. At checkout, the total included an unexpected $100 price increase because of dynamic pricing. As predicted by the behavior analysis described in the column, my wife, tired of the whole […]

Did your great airfare suddenly disappear? Blame ‘dynamic pricing.’ | The Washington Post

Did your great airfare suddenly disappear? Blame ‘dynamic pricing.’ | The Washington Post

You probably know what Melanie Frazier felt like when she recently tried to book a flight from Portland, Maine, to Atlanta. She found a $257 fare — not a bad deal — but by the time she got around to booking the ticket online a few hours later, the price had risen to $441. Undeterred, […]

Jet2holidays’ January campaign ruled misleading | TTG Media

Jet2holidays’ January campaign ruled misleading | TTG Media

Jet2holidays argued that its dynamic pricing model meant that prices fluctuated during the sale period. However, the ASA ruled that ‘despite having an appreciation of these price fluctuations, in the absence of further information about the basis of any savings claims made, consumers would be unable to have an informed understanding of whether or not […]

United’s Frequent Flier Program Just Got More Complicated | Condé Nast Traveler

United’s Frequent Flier Program Just Got More Complicated | Condé Nast Traveler

Those who know frequent flier programs well emphasize that using miles for flights like United’s Every Day Awards represent a poor value compared to premium-class redemptions and Saver-style awards. But United’s change also brings minor increases on certain routes and partner redemptions, such as a round-trip business class ticket to Europe increasing to 120,000 miles […]

Is it an accident when airlines offer bad pricing on product bundles? | Runway GirlRunway Girl

Is it an accident when airlines offer bad pricing on product bundles? | Runway GirlRunway Girl

Airlines talk a lot about how the unbundling of their products delivers choice for travelers. Upcharges for checked baggage (or even carry-on in some cases), meals, seat assignments and more are all part of the proposition that passengers must consider when shopping for flights. And, yes, it means choice, but it also typically means higher […]

New Transatlantic Low-Fare Airline Debuts with Cheap Flights to Europe | SmarterTravel

New Transatlantic Low-Fare Airline Debuts with Cheap Flights to Europe | SmarterTravel

The new transatlantic low-fare line, Level, has started flying from its Barcelona base to Los Angeles and Oakland. This summer, it operates three times a week from Oakland and twice from Los Angeles. Schedules follow the usual pattern: overnight to Europe, daytime return. The pricing strategy seems to be emulating Norwegian: a base fare that […]

How airlines decide what fare you pay | CNN Travel

How airlines decide what fare you pay | CNN Travel

Customer profiling But how does the airline know who the higher-value passengers are and how much to charge them? Stuart Barwood, founder of Travercial, an airline consultancy firm, says airlines can make a number of reasonable assumptions about the profile of traffic on a certain route and then adjust their prices accordingly. “The London to […]

Airfares: Government mulls analytics tool to provide price trends | The Economic Times

Airfares: Government mulls analytics tool to provide price trends | The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: The government is mulling having an analytics tool that will provide future ticket price trends for the travellers, amid lingering concerns over steep fluctuations in airfares. Historical data analysis as well as “price curves with predictive data analytics” are proposed to be utilised to have a long term picture about airfare trends in […]

Various Seats At Different Fare, Narayan | Fiji Sun

Various Seats At Different Fare, Narayan | Fiji Sun

I know a regular comment is about our fares and how they are structured. Why different seats on the same aircraft have different prices. And why fares for a flight coming up in two days are higher than fares on flights two months away.” “Airlines use a system of revenue management where they sell various […]

Procurement strategies & dynamic pricing | Buying Business Travel

Procurement strategies & dynamic pricing | Buying Business Travel

Is the price right? In any case, there is evidence to suggest that companies are not always getting access to their negotiated rates with hotels. Research by hotel booking specialist HRS and the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) found that around 25 per cent of negotiated rates were listed incorrectly on systems or did not […]