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Note to Airlines: Skip the Passengers, Just Fly the Bags

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Note to Airlines: Skip the Passengers, Just Fly the Bags Absurd as it may seem, it’s very possible the airlines are making more money on the persistent and aggressive fees they’re charging than on ticket sales. A report from the Department of Transportation  reveals that in 2010, the airlines raked in a whopping 5.7 billion dollars in checked bag and ... Read More »

Note to Airlines: Skip the Flight, Just Charge for The Bags

Note to Airlines: Skip the Flight, Just Charge for The Bags Absurd as it may seems, it’s very possible the airlines are making more money on the persistent and aggressive fees they’re charging than on ticket sales. A recent report from the Department of Transportation reveals that in 2010, the airlines raked in a whopping 5.7 billion dollars in checked ... Read More »

Airlines Give Passengers a Needed Break

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An “Almost” Passenger Bill of Rights The airlines don’t give up easily, nor do they give much away. So when U.S. Department Transportation Secretary, Ray Lahood, announced that starting in August , airlines will be required to protect their passengers’ interests much more than they have, there were smiles on the faces of consumer advocates. Yahoo News, quoting the The ... Read More »

Airlines Impose New Summer Surcharge Fees

From From Kaleel Airlines Add Fees For Summer Travel When will it end? Ten to thirty bucks more is what you’ll be paying this summer as airlines impose a surcharge for flying on peak travel days… except this summer, all days are “peak flying days,” that’s 73 of 74 days on most flights from June 10 to August 22. Farecompare.com ... Read More »

What’s the Difference Between a Kid and a Carry-on?

What’s the Difference Between a Kid and a Carry-on? Judging by the new round of airline fees, probably not much at all! From Blogger Pictures Southwest Airlines opted not to charge for carry-ons (other airlines opted out too), but then announced it was doubling the fees it charges unaccompanied kids to fly. There has always been a fee for “UM’s ... Read More »

Boeing Says “No” To Ryanair’s Pay-to Pee Plan

From Blogger Pictures Boeing Says “No” To Ryanair’s Pay-toPee Plan You have to admire the gall. Ryanair CEO, Michael O’Leary, told the Aol Travel that passengers are too dependent on airplane toilets, and said passengers should control the urge to use the airborne lavatories. So he’s asked passengers to change the way they do their business, and use the toilets ... Read More »

Pay to Pee and Mad as Hell!

Ryanair, announced it was going to charge passengers a British Pound to use the toilet in flight!. British Air is asking its employees to work for nothing! Outrageous! What the hell. Maybe the only way for airlines to stop loosing money is to not fly passengers. When the airlines started charging for everything from pillows to soft drinks and baggage, ... Read More »

Nickel and Diming Us to Death

Of course we all saw it coming. First the airlines starting charging for a second checked bag. Then a first checked bag. Then a buck for soda and coffee. Many seats like the more spacious emergency row seats now cost to reserve, and in some cases, a quarter of the seats on a flight carry a surcharge. Now, to no ... Read More »

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