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Fortune: Most Admired Airlines

March 30th, 2011 · Comments Off on Fortune: Most Admired Airlines

Fortune shared a list of the most admired airlines, as measured by a survey of industry peers, in which Delta Airlines secured the top spot. This list has a lot of familiar faces but only two US airline carriers – Delta at #1 and Southwest at #3. I bet the list would look a lot […]

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Revenue Breakdown of an Airline Ticket

March 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off on Revenue Breakdown of an Airline Ticket

Everyone enjoys an interactive chart right? Here’s one breaking down an airline ticket price into its constituent expenses. From the average ticket price of $506.62 for a flight from Los Angeles, CA to New York City, NY, the airline only books about $33.45 in profits. That’s a mere 6.5% profit margin, one that can get […]

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Rebooking Southwest Flights for Savings

September 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on Rebooking Southwest Flights for Savings

In early November, Martha and I will be going down for a long weekend to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. We’ll be going down to see Mickey, Minnie, and the gang while sampling the food at the 2010 Epcot Food & Wine Expo. When we booked the flights back in August, the total was […]

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Unclaimed Baggage Center: Lost Luggage Store

September 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on Unclaimed Baggage Center: Lost Luggage Store

Ever wonder where all that lost luggage goes? It’s a store in Scottsboro, Alabama. It’s called Unclaimed Baggage. It’s basically a big warehouse where all the lost luggage of the world goes to find a new home. If you’ve ever lost a bag, chances are it’s made it here where shoppers can buy it on […]

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Airline Tickets Cheapest 8 Weeks Before Travel

September 1st, 2010 · Comments Off on Airline Tickets Cheapest 8 Weeks Before Travel

Makoto Watanabe, with colleague Marc Möller, are set to publish an article in the Economic Journal in which they share their findings about the optimal time to buy airfare. The equation, from which they suss out that the optimal time to buy a ticket is 8 weeks before you travel and in the afternoons, for […]

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JetBlue All You Can Jet Promotion Returns

August 17th, 2010 · Comments Off on JetBlue All You Can Jet Promotion Returns

Last year, JetBlue made some serious waves when they offered an “All You Can Jet” plan where you can fly anywhere JetBlue flies for free once you purchased their plan. It ran an entire month and they were completely sold out, though I’m not sure how many packages they sold. This year, they’re bringing it […]

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RyanAir: Stand Up “Seats” for £5, Restrooms £1

July 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

A lot of media outlets have made fun of the idea RyanAir is floating – charging £1 for passengers to use the lavatory during a flight but it actually makes sense. By adding that fee, people are more likely to use the restroom prior to getting on the plane, thus making it a little bit […]

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Another Reason to Skip Airline Food

July 1st, 2010 · Comments Off on Another Reason to Skip Airline Food

It’s been a while since I’ve flown an airline that offered a meal and it turns out I was doing myself a favor. In a recent FDA report, as reported by USA Today, it was revealed that the meals served by major airlines are prepared in “unsanitary and unsafe conditions that could lead to illness.” […]

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Checked Baggage Fees List

June 23rd, 2010 · 4 Comments

For the last five years or so, I’ve flown Southwest to almost every destination. They service my home airport of Baltimore Washington International and, mostly because I was lucky, they serviced an airport near wherever I was going. I’m a loyal customer because they provide a great service at a fantastic price, because they were […]

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Beware Disgruntled Pilots (Spirit Pilots Strike)

June 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on Beware Disgruntled Pilots (Spirit Pilots Strike)

It seems that more and more often, one of the biggest risks in flying these days is having flight staff go on strike or an airline go bankrupt. This weekend, Spirit Airlines canceled Saturday and Sunday flights because of a pilot strike. 16,000 passengers across 150 flights were refunded their fares, given a $100 credit […]

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