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Indonesian Airlines Slash Fares After Outcry Over Holiday Surge | Bloomberg

Indonesian Airlines Slash Fares After Outcry Over Holiday Surge | Bloomberg

Indonesian airlines reduced air fares for some local routes by as much as 60 percent starting last week in response to a backlash over a surge in ticket prices during the peak holiday season. PT Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air and PT AirAsia Indonesia are among the carriers which cut prices from Jan. 11, the Indonesian […]

Apple Faces a Growing Backlash Against App Store Fees | TheStreet

Apple Faces a Growing Backlash Against App Store Fees | TheStreet

Just days ago, Apple (AAPL – Get Report) announced that the decade-old App Store, which hosts millions of apps and has raked in billions in revenue for Apple, broke a new record with its highest-ever single day sales number, generating $322 million in sales during the first 24 hours of 2019. Meanwhile, a growing number […]

Seat selection fees: United joins Delta and American with new charges | USA Today

Seat selection fees: United joins Delta and American with new charges | USA Today

There is nothing special about aisle seat 18D on Delta Air Lines Flight 2876 from Atlanta to New York. No extra legroom, free drinks or priority boarding. But try to reserve it for a January weekend getaway and a price tag pops up: $59.99. One way. On top of the ticket price. Seat 18D is an ordinary aisle seat on […]

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 […]

A Fifth of Private Colleges Report First-Year Discount Rate of 60 Percent, Moody’s Says | The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Fifth of Private Colleges Report First-Year Discount Rate of 60 Percent, Moody’s Says | The Chronicle of Higher Education

In general, the report says, small private colleges are discounting more than their larger peers are, partly because smaller colleges offer mostly undergraduate programming. The median discount rate will most likely continue to rise, the report predicts, to 39 percent in 2019, a five-percentage-point bump from 2014. Rising discount rates will continue to stifle private […]

Is this the end of unexpected car rental surcharges? | The Washington Post

Is this the end of unexpected car rental surcharges? | The Washington Post

More than 40 states levied a charge on short-term rental cars, according to a 2015 survey by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Among states that tax car rentals, the rates were as much as Maryland’s 11.5 percent. But not all the fees are outside a rental company’s control. Julie Codrington, a computer technician from […]

Australian banks ‘sucking’ New Zealand’s wealth, expert claims | Newshub

Australian banks ‘sucking’ New Zealand’s wealth, expert claims | Newshub

‘Sucking’ New Zealand’s wealth Mr Stubbs said it’s time Kiwis became more aware of the money they’re handing over to Australian banks. He said that would be bad news for them, because once people find out what they’re paying, they might switch to another cheaper option, which could force prices down. “Do you know what […]

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 […]

Colleges Are Lowering Tuition | Forbes

Colleges Are Lowering Tuition | Forbes

As colleges and universities continue to struggle to meet their enrollment goals, more colleges are realizing that the strategy of increasing their published tuition every year by several percent and concurrently, increasing their financial aid to entering students to offset some or most of the increased price is not working. Between 2006 and 2017, private […]

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 […]