The Southwest effect is still alive. Plus, with no cancellation and change fees or baggage fees, this airline is on its way becoming a small-business-traveler's best friend.
Forgive me. Though there have been sales on JetBlue and Virgin America, I booked on US Airways and American Airlines in pursuit of elite status.
I have been attending the IATA's World Passenger Symposium. Strangely, until this year, passengers weren't part of the attendees or invitees.
If all ancillary fees were disclosed like my meal fees on an upcoming flight from Charlotte to San Diego, passengers would feel empowered.
A Travelers United poll in response to requests from DOT, more than 2,600 consumers dramatically responded loud and clear, "Tell us how much it costs!"
Many who are interested in aviation technology are having some issues with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) these days.
Airline folk claim that this is not a basic right, but should be subject to marketplace forces. The Supreme Court says otherwise.
In the past, airline service and price went hand in hand. Today, service seems to be forgotten for those flying in coach.
Cheap airfares are a laudable goal. But, creating cheap airfares by hiding ancillary fees is deceptive and misleading.