Whenever I see discussion of an airline simplifying fees, it usually means that they’re jacking them up. Alaska, well, ok, so they are jacking up the first bag fee, but they really are simplifying as well. They had a slew of announcements yesterday, so maybe they were hoping some of … Read the post
Wondering why I’m posting on a Sunday? Well, it’s to welcome Washington Post readers to the site. See, today I had an opinion piece in the Post entitled Don’t let bag fees make you nostalgic. Airlines’ golden age wasn’t so golden. What spurred this article? Spirit’s carry-on fee, … Read the post
Even April Fools’ Can’t Stop Southwest Talking About Bag Fees – BNET
If you haven’t seen Southwest’s April Fools’ joke, it’s a good one. And it stays on message about bag fees.
Battle of the Airline Brands: Frontier vs. Midwest. Which Will Survive? – BNET
It’s a fight to the … Read the post
Now Departing: Delta Cuts Ties with Midwest Airlines – BNET
Midwest and Delta are no longer going to be frequent flier buddies.
Southwest Fail: Technical Delays Frustrate WestJet’s New Boss – BNET
WestJet is not happy that it’s taken Southwest so long to get its act together regarding the announced … Read the post
Allegiant Earnings Down on Lower Fares, Flat Ancillary Revenue – BNET
Allegiants earnings were down in the fourth quarter. Should we panic?
As I mentioned yesterday, Southwest has been circulating a survey to a bunch of fliers to try to explore all sorts of ways to make changes to their offerings. This explores change fees, bag fees, standby, Rapid Rewards changes and more. Yesterday we talked about Rapid Rewards and same day … Read the post
I feel like I’ve approached this topic before, but in light of the airlines raising bag fees once again to $25 for the first bag and $35 for the second, I thought it was worth revisiting. There are a lot of people complaining about bag fees going up, but that’s … Read the post
We’ve seen a million different boarding schemes over the years. First there was boarding by rows, then came group boarding, and now many are going to the all-at-once cattle call strategy. But Virgin America is trying something different. They want to let you board first if you don’t have a … Read the post
Why Comair’s On-Time Performance is More Concerning Than Atlantic Southeast’s – BNET
Comair and ASA both sat at the bottom of the July on-time performance derby, but the airlines appear to have two different problems.
United Aggressively Responds to “United Breaks Guitars Part 2” – BNET
Part 2 of Dave Carroll’s musical crusade against United is out, but this time, United responded well.
Last week, Southwest’s big news was that it began service to New York’s LaGuardia Airport. For me, the interesting piece wasn’t in the air but rather on the ground. Southwest has introduced a pretty interesting looking ticket counter. Take a look.
At left, you can see the edge of JetBlue’s … Read the post