Posted December 7, 2017

DOT Withdraws Bag Fee Disclosure Rulemaking

As anticipated, the U.S. Department of Transportation this week officially withdrew a proposed rulemaking that would have required airlines and ticket agents to disclose at all points of sale itinerary-specific details on applicable fees for up to two checked bags and carry-on luggage. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted February 4, 2014

WestJet Eyes First-Bag Fee, Pending IT Enhancements

Canada's WestJet is considering charging passengers a first-checked bag fee, but the decision hinges in part on upgrading its Sabre-powered reservations system. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted March 21, 2011
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted December 8, 2010 - New York City

Big Buyers: Airlines Getting Stingy On Negotiating Elite Status

Airlines are tightening up on granting loyalty program elite status as part of corporate negotiations, a benefit that gained new value in recent years as such status exempted many frequent flyers from some of the carriers' new add-on charges. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted October 22, 2008 - Danbury, Conn.

ANALYSIS: Air Fees Cause No Share Shift, But Why?

A common complaint these days is that airlines should raise base fares as a means to collect the revenue they need to survive, rather than applying separate charges for checked baggage and other services. Read More »
Posted by: David Jonas | More by David Jonas
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