Late last week, a friend of mine asked me why airfares were so expensive. Of course, I asked her where she was trying to go. She said she wanted to head up to San Francisco at the last minute, and the fare was a horribly high $200. $200?!?! I’d say … Read the post
I know, I know. I’ve been writing about US Airways way too much lately. I can’t help it if there’s a lot to talk about.
I’ve seen a flurry of discussion in the last couple weeks about whether or not US Airways has done away with their $5 booking fee. … Read the post
How many of you knew that JetBlue didn’t have a single refundable fare until today? I know, it seems surprising. You’d think that at least their full fares would be refundable, but they weren’t. Now they are.
Today’s announcement shows that JetBlue is trying harder to appeal to business travelers … Read the post
We all know that crowded airports create plenty of nightmares for fliers here in the US, especially during the busy summer. A couple weeks ago, the FAA came out with its latest proposal to fix this by allowing for congestion pricing. There has been a lot of talk about this … Read the post
Anyone else having flashbacks to 2000?
Fares are going up, sort of, but not in a healthy way. This time, it’s in the form of massively increased fuel surcharges. United put together a $25 each fuel surcharge for domestic flights, and the usual suspects have matched except for Northwest. They … Read the post
Buying a plane ticket can be a frustrating experience. As a former airline pricer, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people complain about how often fares change and how there seems to be no logic involved. Why do they pay more than another person for the same … Read the post