Fuel Prices . . . Going Up

Fuel Prices . . . Going Up

It’s earning season, and most airlines are doing their best to mask their weak fourth quarters. It’s hilarious to see the headlines talking about what a great year it was. Then they bury their fourth quarter loss down below.

Just today, we saw US Airways and Alaska talking about how … Read the post

Allegiant Plans Its Big Expansion in Phoenix and Ft Lauderdale

Allegiant Plans Its Big Expansion in Phoenix and Ft Lauderdale

Yesterday, the East Valley (that’d be Mesa/Chandler/Gilbert/Tempe – east of Phoenix) was jumping with joy after learning that their long-suffering airport, STBPMGA (that’s Soon-To-Be Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport), would become Allegiant’s fourth base after Las Vegas, Orlando/Sanford, and St Petersburg/Tampa. Today, Ft Lauderdale received word that they’ll be base #5.

Phoenix-Mesa … Read the post

Spirit Races Toward the Bottom

Spirit Races Toward the Bottom

07_03_06 nkulccIt’s interesting to see how low cost carriers developed differently in the US versus Europe. Over here, Southwest was always considered the standard for low-frills and low fares. When compared to what Ryanair has done in Europe, Southwest looks downright pricey and opulent.

Since Ryanair … Read the post

Allegiant Makes You Pay

Allegiant Makes You Pay

Allegiant issued their first earnings report since going public today, and there were a couple of interesting tidbits in there worth talking about.

First of all, the amount of ancillary revenue per passenger rose from $13.99 in the fourth quarter of 2005 to $18.84 in … Read the post

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