Sign of the Apocalyse: American’s Cheap, Refundable Long-Haul Fares

Sign of the Apocalyse: American’s Cheap, Refundable Long-Haul Fares

It was a big enough shock to see airline change fees start melting away, but now there’s something even stranger happening. American is experimenting with affordable, refundable fares on long-haul flights. I suppose we’re at the point where airlines will do anything to try and stimulate demand.

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Cranky on the Web: Refund Madness, Small Business Struggles, Looking for Deals

Cranky on the Web: Refund Madness, Small Business Struggles, Looking for Deals

DOT tells airlines to refund canceled flights, but don’t count on cash just yetLos Angeles Times
I had a lot of inquiries come in about this during the week. United and JetBlue have now shifted their stance after DOT slapped them.

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Caution: Pricing Glitch Makes Some Travelers Pay More for Alaska’s Saver Fares in Sabre

Caution: Pricing Glitch Makes Some Travelers Pay More for Alaska’s Saver Fares in Sabre

Part of the fun that comes with having the Cranky Concierge air travel assistance business is that I get to poke around in the Sabre Global Distribution System (GDS) regularly. And that means sometimes I stumble across issues that even the airlines don’t know about. That happened earlier this week … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Hidden City Ticketing, Mokulele Cuts, California Pacific Tries a Comeback

3 Links I Love: Hidden City Ticketing, Mokulele Cuts, California Pacific Tries a Comeback

This week’s featured link:

The travel trick that airlines hateBBC capital
When I was in Dallas this week, I got into a long discussion with a few friends about hidden-city ticketing. (That kind of conversation, by the way, is exactly what happens when a bunch of AvGeeks get … Read the post

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