Is United Losing Money On Basic Economy?

Basic Economy is the latest customer UN-friendly creation to come out of Scott Kirby’s lab. While not totally his making, he’s spent enough time pumping it up with steroids. The product being rolled out still needs to be tweaked. And, some more attention needs to be spent on how to make more money off the most loyal customers.

JetBlue Capping Flight Prices Out Of Hurricane Path At $99 & $159

Hurricane Irma ripped a devastating path through the Caribbean.  Some of the initial pictures are just heartbreaking.  Well, they’re all heartbreaking.  There was some early talk that airlines were raising prices as demand increased for flights leaving Florida. For the moment, let’s look past that and focus on something good.  JetBlue has capped fares leaving Florida at $99 one-way for nonstop flights and $159 for connecting flights. That’s a big thumbs-up to me.  There are likely plenty of residents who need to get out of the way of the storm.  […]