Tag: premium pricing

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 […]

Spirit Airlines’ Return to Unit Revenue Growth Looks Short-Lived | The Motley Fool

Spirit Airlines’ Return to Unit Revenue Growth Looks Short-Lived | The Motley Fool

The long-awaited return to unit revenue growth won’t last The revenue story for the quarter mostly played out as expected, as Spirit continued to make progress with revenue-boosting initiatives including dynamic pricing of seats, and benefited from trends in fare pricing. Fornaro noted that this was the first time in two-and-a-half years that either passenger […]

Southwest Airlines – Business Review | Seeking Alpha

Southwest Airlines – Business Review | Seeking Alpha

Business Drivers: Price of oil and labor costs heavily influence profit margins. Demand markets: leisure travel, business travel, freight transportation Ancillary services unmatched by other airlines such as WiFi on the plane, transportation of pets, and EarlyBird Check-In. The company sells services unavailable through most other airlines, yet includes checked bags in the price of […]

Amazon Didn’t Kill JC Penney And Sears Jobs, Bad Leadership Did | Forbes

Amazon Didn’t Kill JC Penney And Sears Jobs, Bad Leadership Did | Forbes

For decades, American retail icons Sears and JCPenney had one thing in common: they’d been serving the middle class working American family with quality merchandise at affordable prices; and providing thousands of jobs for cashiers and sales associates in the process. In the last decade, they developed something else in common: they both distanced themselves […]

Build Your Brand for Premium Pricing | Psychology Driven Brand Strategist

Build Your Brand for Premium Pricing | Psychology Driven Brand Strategist

Offering an online product or service puts you on the front lines of an all-out price war… and if you’ve put in your time, you’re probably BEYOND ready to climb the ranks (and make more money). I hear ya. Increasing your pricing is an anxiety-inducing process. “Will people be willing to pay what I’m asking […]

Holiday prices can soar by £3,000 in just one day | Daily Mail Online

Holiday prices can soar by £3,000 in just one day | Daily Mail Online

  Study exposes inconsistencies in travel industry over the cost of family deals The price of a trip to Florida apparently soared by £3,370 in just a single day  Research finds families struggle to know if their quote is fair    We’re all wary of holiday rip-offs, knowing prices can soar if you book late or […]

Coffee price war takes jolt out of Dunkin’ results | Financial Times

Coffee price war takes jolt out of Dunkin’ results | Financial Times

The coffee price war that has broken out among US fast food chains has taken the jolt out of Dunkin’ Brands’ first quarter results. … In a bid to bolster traffic, Dunkin’ has been making a push into more premium coffee offerings such as cold brew and espresso-based beverages. However, competitors have responded by cutting […]

With Bizjet Pricing Still Soft, Embraer Stresses Value | Aviation International News

With Bizjet Pricing Still Soft, Embraer Stresses Value | Aviation International News

As pricing for new business aircraft remains soft in the current market environment, Embraer Executive Jets is embarking on “a strategic shift from price to value,” newly installed company president and CEO Michael Amalfitano told AIN on Tuesday. He said that “value” includes production innovation, service and support, aircraft reliability and responsiveness to customers. Notably, […]

Airlines Make More Money Selling Miles Than Seats | Bloomberg

Airlines Make More Money Selling Miles Than Seats | Bloomberg

The airline-miles business, formally known as loyalty programs, has become a high-margin enterprise that’s grown in size and value amid airline consolidation, with carriers keen to expand credit-card rolls and see loyalty members spend more. This year, Alaska Airlines began tying a small percentage of its 19,000 employees’ performance pay to the market growth of its card with […]

These new air fares are for the cheapest of the cheapskates | The Washington Post

These new air fares are for the cheapest of the cheapskates | The Washington Post

The big airlines have jumped into the “basic economy” market, competing with the super-cheap airlines that cater to the most frugal passengers. Within hours of each other, American and United announced that they had begun selling basic economy fares that push down the price of a ticket. The lower price can come with caveats, however, […]