Maybe I’m calling this one a bit early, but it looks like the brightly colored purple planes of WOW Air are very quickly going to become a memory. On Friday, they announced that their most recent attempt to attract a buyer (Indigo Partners, who has experience in the industry) had failed. At the same time, they announced that they had entered talks with IcelandAir again. They said that they expected those talks to conclude by today (Monday). I’ve been in the business world long enough to be able to translate this. WOW […]
Frontier Airlines is lowering their change fees across the board. Effective immediately, the airline has eliminated change fees if you change your flight more than 90 days ahead of time. They’re also lowering fees for changes closer in. This is definitely a positive move.
American Airline has said quite a few times in the past couple of years that they were heads down and focused on the reservation system integration before considering other changes. On the first earnings call after the res system integration, they’ve given us some big hints about what’s next.
Maybe you’ve heard of Spirit Air. Maybe you haven’t. Spirit bills themselves as an ULTRA low cost carrier. And they mean it. Their CEO, Ben Baldanza, doesn’t make any bones about it. He enjoy being the cheapest airline in so many ways. And, they find many ways to poke fun at themselves as well as other things happening in the world. They’re also great at charging customers extra for….everything. If you book ahead of time, they’ll charge you $35 for a carry-on bag. Forget to buy it ahead of time […]