The Reasons That Airlines Boost Fees Rather than Fares

When the rising price of fuel boosts airlines’ costs, they can buoy their bottom line by increasing optional and barely noticeable fees or raising fares.

Back to the Future… of Air Travel

Although 82% of the U.S. airline industry is dominated by 4 airlines, it is not a typical oligopoly because of new small airlines flying routes that the bigger carriers cut.

Marginal Utility: Airline Fares and Fees

On my recent flight to San Francisco, I had baggage fees and reservation change fees. My exit row cost me more and if I not brought my banana and yogurt, I would have had to pay for food. I was…

Airline Fees

Weigh baggage, tag it, and place it on the conveyor belt. No you are not an airline employee. You are flying the Australian Airline, Jetstar. Any human interaction will cost you. A question about your baggage? $10. Soon, all U.S.…