Cranky on the Web (January 23 – 27)

New rules make airfare seem higher (even though it isn’t)CNN Out of the Office
This week, I took a look at the new DOT rules going into effect on pricing/fees.

Airline Fee Changes Require Full DisclosureNBC Los Angeles
I met up with the folks at NBC4 here in LA to walk them through some of the changes from this week’s DOT rule change. Here’s the video:

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fyi………….VIDEO doesnt work.


I like the idea of putting the full true price upfront, it just seems strange that they are only forcing the airline industry to do so, as you noted. Also, you’ll probably get around to this anyway Brett, but any comments on the rather sudden Spanair bankruptcy?

Eric Morris

Taxes, what taxes? The government is free and the airlines are the ones gouging you for the the right to be fondled on the way through security. Orwellian, I say.

Jake Redman

Also on the web..Cranky Concierge got a plug on modhop for finding my recent via ANA en-route to Hong Kong. Thanks again to you and Nate for the help & concierg…ing!

Jason H
Jason H

Cranky, any insight on how sites that use historical airfares to predict potential future price fluctuations will handle the DOT rule change? It seems to me that this will cause those sites to have issues handling the data. Of course it is all in inexact “science” so maybe they will just gloss over the statistical irregularity.