ancillary fees

Tag Archives for ancillary fees.

Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: September 11, 2013

It’s been a respectfully quiet day for official airline news this 12th anniversary of the tragic events on September 11, 2001. Here’s a brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Late yesterday, United Airlines and Air Canada initiated an airfare hike, the 11th such attempt of 2013. I have a feeling Delta…

Continue Reading »

American’s New Bundled Pricing ‘Choices’ for Coach Travel

American Airlines today introduced new options for fliers to purchase bundled travel “choices” when making a one-way or round-trip coach reservation within the 48 contiguous United States. American’s travel options displayed during a flight search now include: Choice: The lowest fare available in the Main Cabin that gives customers the flexibility to purchase additional products…

Continue Reading »

Preferred airline seats a hoax? Debunking a mainstream media article

The great thing about BoardingArea bloggers, if I can toot our respective horns, is that we’re true road warriors with intricate knowledge of the airline, hotel and travel industry. We post our hearts out with often highly specific details about our travel experiences all in the desire to impart wisdom to other travelers. Then there’s…

Continue Reading »

United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek gives “State of the Airline” presentation

Yesterday at the JP Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Defense Conference in New York, Jeff Smisek gave a presentation on the status of United Airlines, the merger with Continental, and the future of the industry. A lot of it was high-level CEO talking points about the carrier and the future, but he did reveal a couple…

Continue Reading »