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RIP Andy Rooney, He Was My Kind Of Crotchety Curmudgeon

As a kid my Dad watched 60 Minutes on CBS each week, and I remember always waiting for the Andy Rooney segment of the news program.  Maybe my interest in Andy Rooney’s segment each week is why I write a blog that often picks apart corporations and large government bureaucracies … who knows.   What I…

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Saudia Begins Penalizing Late & No Show First Class Flyers

Saudi Arabian Airlines (also known as Saudia) is taking airline fees to a whole new level … which its self is not shocking … however whom these new fees are targeting is a bit shocking. Saudi Arabian Airlines has begun implementing a SR50 (US$13.25) penalty for first class and business class passengers who are late,…

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Airline Fee Profits On The Rise Again

This past Monday the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics released the 2010 2nd Quarter financial data for U.S. airlines and the news was not surprising … ancillary revenue profits are continuing to increase. I have been writing about the Bureau of Transportation Statistics findings for the past two years or so because I find this shift…

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“Mad As Hell About Hidden Airline Fees” … nope

On the 23rd of September, two days from now, Mad As Hell Day will be upon us. What is Mad As Hell Day might you ask? Well let me tell you … it is a day when … you know what, I still can’t figure it out. The American Society or Travel Agents, Business Travel…

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Airlines Earn Even More Money On Your Baggage In 2010’s First Quarter

The U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics has released the 2010 1st Quarter earnings for airlines in the United States. While earnings from checked baggage fees are in the stratosphere, the overall look at the ancillary revenue numbers show a surprising potential overall dip from last year’s annual totals. Back in the fourth quarter of 2008…

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What Is A Low Cost Carrier?

Web: www.thetravelstrategist.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 29/06/2009 –What Is A Low Cost Carrier? It is not often I set off to write a post on Flying With Fish where I ask a question that I not only don’t have an answer to, but haven’t the slightest idea how define an answer. As the line between full-service…

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Ryanair’s New Fee To ‘Check In’ & The Real Cost Of Some Low Cost Carriers

Web: www.thetravelstrategist.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 18/05/2009 – Ryanair’s New Fee To ‘Check In’ & The Real Cost Of Some Low Cost Carriers Everyday hundreds of thousands of travellers take to the internet to search for the lowest airfare for their travels. Eventually many of these travellers with find themselves at the website of a Low-Cost-Carrier…

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Airline Change Of Ticket Fees…Sometimes There Is No Logic

Web: www.stevenfrischling.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 05/03/2009 –  Airline Change Of Ticket Fees…Sometimes There Is No Logic Airline fees rarely make any sense, and sometimes they work to the detriment of an airline. A few days ago I tried out a new online booking service, FareBuzz.com. In creating my itinerary with FareBuzz an error occurred after…

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New Low Cost Airlines Fees Hit A New Low

Web: www.twitter.com/flyingwithfish — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 04/03/2009 – New Low Cost Airlines Fees Hit A New Low Airlines instituted fees for purchasing tickets on the phone quite a few years ago. The flying public complained, but the fees stayed in place. Some airlines followed up with instituting additional fees for purchasing a ticket in person at…

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