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Delta Offers Airline Bright Spot on Pricing Amid United’s Fiasco | Bloomberg

Delta Offers Airline Bright Spot on Pricing Amid United’s Fiasco | Bloomberg

Delta Air Lines Inc. projected that fares and profits would strengthen this year, giving other carriers a boost as United Continental Holdings Inc.’s customer-service fiasco dominated headlines and social media. Passenger revenue for each seat flown a mile is expected to climb as much as 3 percent in the second quarter, Delta said in a […]

Public call for cheaper flights | Port Lincoln Times

Public call for cheaper flights | Port Lincoln Times

Mr Pearson said the council charged an $8.80 passenger levy which covered the infrastructure and administration of the airport and it was among the lower levies in the state. He said as part of the council’s strategy, it would liaise with the airlines to see what could be done in relation to ticket prices. Facebook comments responding […]

Top restaurants slap on Sunday surcharge | The Sydney Morning Herald

Top restaurants slap on Sunday surcharge | The Sydney Morning Herald

Lucas says there are “absolutely” going to be more restaurants introducing Sunday surcharges across Melbourne bringing the restaurant industry into line with Sydney where surcharges are more common. It’s a business move Victor Liong has also imposed a 15 per cent surcharge on Sundays at his restaurant Lee Ho Fook to cover staffing costs. Lee Ho […]

Restaurants add minimum wage surcharge | Business Insider

Restaurants add minimum wage surcharge | Business Insider

For years, restaurant owners have argued that a higher minimum wage means pricier meals.Now some restaurants in states that recently raised the minimum wage — including Arizona, California, and Colorado — are putting the proof in customers’ checks. Surcharges of 3% to 4% to pay for higher labor costs are “the emerging new norm,” a […]

Small Banks Also Charge Substantial Overdraft Fees, Report Says | The New York Times

Small Banks Also Charge Substantial Overdraft Fees, Report Says | The New York Times

Historically, said Joy Hackenbracht, a research officer with the consumer banking project, overdraft coverage was considered a “courtesy” extended to customers occasionally, such as when a customer bounced a check. But as debit card and A.T.M. transactions became the norm, overdraft fees became more common. For some customers overdrafts function more like very expensive, short-term […]

Seeking Students, Public Colleges Reduce Out-of-State Prices | ABC News

Seeking Students, Public Colleges Reduce Out-of-State Prices | ABC News

Graduating high school seniors: does the University of Southern Mississippi have a deal for you! The 14,500-student school has cut annual out-of-state tuition and fees from $16,529 this year to $9,964 next fall, even as it increases the cost for Mississippi residents by 4 percent, to $7,963. The idea is to reverse a 2,000-student enrollment […]

Delta Brings Its New Loyalty Redemption Pricing to Virgin Atlantic | Skift

Delta Brings Its New Loyalty Redemption Pricing to Virgin Atlantic | Skift

The wide range of potential prices and the lack of transparency into how much an award ticket on Delta should cost has been a sore spot for many of the airline’s loyalists over the last year, as each traveler tries to figure out how to allocate spend. Until now, that frustration has been limited only to Delta-operated […]

Do Reliance Jio’s free offers amount to predatory pricing? | Livemint

Do Reliance Jio’s free offers amount to predatory pricing? | Livemint

When Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd announced tariffs earlier this month, it said its services would be free until the end of the year. On Wednesday, after meeting the telecom regulator, Sunil Mittal, chairman of Bharti Airtel Ltd, said, “I hope Trai (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) would look into this whole aspect of predatory pricing; […]

Value-Seekers Warm to a $450 Annual Credit Card Fee | The New York Times

Value-Seekers Warm to a $450 Annual Credit Card Fee | The New York Times

Seldom does a new credit card go viral. There are the unboxing videos posted on YouTube: People exulting in receiving the precious new metallic rectangle, lovingly unwrapping it, boasting to the world of their ownership of it. (One video features a cat ripping the package open.) There are message boards and blogs dedicated to obsessing […]

Beware: That In-Room Coffee Just Might Cost You | The New York Times

Beware: That In-Room Coffee Just Might Cost You | The New York Times

Now resort fees are turning up in urban locations as well, and their costs are rising, said Randy Greencorn, co-founder of ResortFeeChecker.com. “We are seeing an increase in the actual amounts being charged,” he said, with some hotels charging as much as $50 on top of the regular rate — an amount that can double […]