Tag: 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 […]

Passengers decry withdrawal of telescopic fares by railways | The Hindu

Passengers decry withdrawal of telescopic fares by railways | The Hindu

Indian Railways has, of late, been surreptitiously fleecing the common man through innovative methods. Starting with Tatkal, followed by Suvidha specials and dynamic pricing, where the fares charged are unreasonably high, the latest seems to be doing away with telescopic fares, says Oruganti Srinivas, an advocate and resident of TPT Colony. Suvidha specials and trains […]

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 […]

Did U2 Drop its Kansas City Prices to Meet Lower Demand? | Ticket News

Did U2 Drop its Kansas City Prices to Meet Lower Demand? | Ticket News

I did a quick internet search and am surprised that no fans are complaining about the fact that U2 ticket prices were lowered sometime recently for upper level side seats from $100 each from the onsale back in June to $35 for similar seats that can be purchased today on Ticketmaster. I purchased 2 tickets […]

Trainline uses predictive analytics to help rail passengers save money | Computer Weekly

Trainline uses predictive analytics to help rail passengers save money | Computer Weekly

Trainline has revealed details of how it is using predictive analytics to help rail passengers save money when buying tickets on its app through the roll-out of its Price Prediction tool. This service uses big data to judge how the price of an advance ticket will increase in the days leading up to the passenger’s […]

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 […]

Bad blood! Is Taylor Swift’s ‘verified fan’ system a way to reward followers – or rip them off? | The Guardian

Bad blood! Is Taylor Swift’s ‘verified fan’ system a way to reward followers – or rip them off? | The Guardian

What tends to get brushed over is the complicity of artists in the process. Fans buying tickets want to believe the artist is on their side, and so there is an acceptance in the industry – a conspiracy might be another word – that when it all goes pear-shaped and fans realise they are being […]

Lowly Giants still one of MLB’s hottest tickets; secondary market plays huge role | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Lowly Giants still one of MLB’s hottest tickets; secondary market plays huge role | Santa Cruz Sentinel

It’s hard to put a price tag on it, but people do. And more often than not these days, it’s cheaper than usual. The Giants have just north of 31,000 season ticket holders, which means roughly 10,000 seats are available each game. Throw in tickets being resold on the secondary market and there’s some heavy […]

Will MoviePass Give Theaters A Jolt Of Innovation, Or Is It Doomed To Fail? | Deadline

Will MoviePass Give Theaters A Jolt Of Innovation, Or Is It Doomed To Fail? | Deadline

MoviePass is the answer to movie theaters’ prayers. No, it’s just another challenge for an already beleaguered industry. No, it’s a crazy idea that’s doomed to fail. RelatedWill MoviePass Give Theaters A Jolt Of Innovation, Or Is It Doomed To Fail? Industry watchers have voiced all three theories this week about a business that few […]

Sabres hold line on individual ticket starting prices, revamp Mini-Packs | The Buffalo News

Sabres hold line on individual ticket starting prices, revamp Mini-Packs | The Buffalo News

The Buffalo Sabres have announced individual-game and Mini-Pack prices for the 2017-18 season, and they feature no increase for the box office starting point and a complete overhaul of the Mini-Pack program. Single-game tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 16. Tickets for home preseason games, priced at $22-$45, go on sale Aug. […]