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Re: Airfares have remained flat for 20+ years

PHeymont ·
Another factor to keep in mind when considering why flying seems more expensive: while the base airfares are flat when you factor in inflation, earnings are not. Over the past 40 years, depending on measure, real wages (what you get when you factor in inflation) have actually eroded a bit, and at points a lot. Add to which the fact that "wages" as used in those figures includes benefits such as health care, which doesn't translate into spendable income. And add to which many other things...
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Re: Airfares have remained flat for 20+ years

Travel Rob ·
I'm with 90% on that survey. Domestic Airline prices did rise steadily from 2009 to 2014 (even adjusting for inflation) according to the DOT. I do think we've had a price break this year because of the steep drop in oil prices. I'm not surprised most customers feel like they are paying more because of what they are getting now. Planes are packed, there's less seat space and a whole array of fees. http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/airfares/national/chart
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Re: Delta likes its 'basic economy,' will expand it

DrFumblefinger ·
I like choice, so this is overall good news for consumers. On a somewhat unrelated topic, we've covered Canadian jet manufacturer Bombardier on our pages. It seems the company is very near agreement with Delta to sell it 125 of its new C series jets. It would be a big boost to Bombardier and might allow Delta extra basic economy seats and new routes on which to sell them. More on that story at this link .
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Re: Delta likes its 'basic economy,' will expand it

Travel Rob ·
I'm excited to fly in a C-Series and will go out of my way to buy a ticket when they start appearing! I also like the trend of one way tickets being less because that opens up lot's a route opportunities
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Re: "Transparent Airfares" or "License to Lie?"

PortMoresby ·
Yet another entrant for the who-do-they-think-they're-kidding contest.
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Re: Airfare bill would roll back consumer protection

DrFumblefinger ·
With the continuing unbundling of fares, it's important that people get some idea of what their flight will actually cost. I don't understand the airlines opposition to it. Most of them use the same tactics and it's unlikely someone won't fly because their true fare is revealed (though a few might not). People need clarity to make well-informed choices.
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Re: Airfare bill would roll back consumer protection

Travel Rob ·
It was a task to compare fares before the law, so I hope it doesn't revert back. Gotta love the name of the new bill. I guess it's opposite day again.
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"Transparent Airfare Act" seems dead for now

PHeymont ·
The so-called Transparent Airfare Act that would have allowed airlines to quote low fares and hide the taxes and fees until the end of booking, appears to have died a well-deserved death.   Last year, it was passed by the House of Representatives...
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Airfares have remained flat for 20+ years

DrFumblefinger ·
  It might not seem like it but base airfares have remained flat (and in some routes have even decreased) for over two decades when adjusted for inflation.  That definitely goes against consumers perceptions that it's costing more to fly....
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Airfare bill would roll back consumer protection

PHeymont ·
An airline-industry-backed bill in Congress would roll back the requirement that airlines and travel agencies advertise the fare you'll actually pay. Before the 2011 Department of Transportation rule—which has been upheld in court—airlines...
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"Transparent Airfares" or "License to Lie?"

PHeymont ·
U.S. airlines have been pushing a so-called "Transparent Airfares Act" that would restore the old ways: quote a low fare, and hide the taxes and (ever-increasing) fees until after you click on "buy." They say that's transparent because you'll see...
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When's best to buy airfare? Nobody knows...

PHeymont ·
Years of advice on when to buy (this day is when the bargains are, that many days ahead is best, shop late at night, etc.) have now been studied and tested by CheapAir.com and the answer is...Maybe. Or maybe it's like the Billy Joel lyrics: You may be...
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Feds New Airfare Rules: More info for you!

PHeymont ·
The Federal Department of Transportation has issued proposed new rules that will require air carriers to provide better information about add-on fees such as baggage charges, and will extend the rules to more airlines, and also to travel agencies that...
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No more negotiator: 'Name Your Own Price' is gone

PHeymont ·
Blind bidding for airfare just hasn't been working for Priceline lately, but the company has other tricks up its industry-leading sleeve.
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How low can it go? Norwegian hints at $69 to Europe

PHeymont ·
Norwegian's getting 737 MAX jetliners next year, and plans to use them to drop trans-Atlantic fares even lower.
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Cheapest airlines may not be the ones you think!

PHeymont ·
Sharpen your pencil: The discount and ultra-lowcost carriers are not always the cheapest choice!
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$299 Round Trip Paris from NYC/BOS/BWI

PHeymont ·
Wow Air, the Icelandic discounter, has some under $300 fares to Paris from New York, Boston and Baltimore...but you'll need to move fast!
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JetBlue, AA first with Cuba flights, and fares as low as $99!

PHeymont ·
JetBlue and American will be the first to start regular commercial flights to Cuba, with JetBlue kicking off August 31st. Both airlines are running sales.
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Huge Airfare Sale; Grab Tickets to GO FAR on QATAR

Travel Rob ·
Qatar Airlines is offering a truly vast sale from flights originating in Philadelphia to celebrate its launch there April 2.  Book by Feb 7th.  Make it sooner for the incredible prices.  Travel dates start April 2nd and end at...
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Delta likes its 'basic economy,' will expand it

PHeymont ·
Delta's strategy of selling no-frills fares as an option on routes competing with ULCCs like Spirit will be expanded; Delta is pleased with extra revenue.
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Airfare: Expedia takes a look at the numbers

PHeymont ·
Expedia, together with Airline Reporting Corporation, have taken a dive into airfare pricing data—and come up with a report showing air travel is getting cheaper. The report looks at data for October 2014 to October 2015, and covers about 8 billion searches on 300,000 route combinations. The conclusion: Economy airfare costs dropped about 8% over the previous year, and the trend holds true for both North America domestic travel and international travel. While individual months were up...
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Re: Airfare: Expedia takes a look at the numbers

DrFumblefinger ·
Yeah! Let's hear it for abundant and cheap aviation fuel!!
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Re: Airfare: Expedia takes a look at the numbers

PHeymont ·
Careful how loud you say that, DrF! Some government will see a new tax opportunity...
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