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Starting Today Allegiant Air Charges For Carry On Bags

In April 2010 Spirit Airlines announced the unthinkable … the airline would begin charging passengers for carry on bags, shocking the travel industry that any airline would charge for carry on bags before Ireland’s Ryanair.  Now, two years later Ryanair is still not charging passengers for carry on bags, however Las Vegas based low cost…

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Ryanair Ups Its Checked Bag Fees One More Time

Ryanair, Ireland’s low cost airline, is known for extremely low base fares and additional fees for everything else … including fees for boarding passes, and for not using an airline branded pre-paid Visa card.   Passengers flying with Ryanair generally are forced to check a bag, especially if traveling with kids or on vacation, due…

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Ryanair Considers Introducing In-Flight Pay-Per-Porn

Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary has announced his latest ancillary revenue concept, now making him a cross between P.T. Barnum and Larry Flint.   As Irish low cost carrier Ryanair pushes forward in its continual quest increase ancillary revenue O’Leary has announced something unexpected even for him … well maybe not … Ryanair is considering introducing…

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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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Court Rules Against Ryanair Charging For Boarding Passes

Ryanair, known for charging passengers for every conceivable aspect or airline travel, has lost one court battle over a controversial ancillary fee levied against its passengers … charging passengers for boarding passes. Back in May 2009 I wrote about Ryanair’s fee for passengers to check in here – Ryanair’s New Fee To ‘Check In’ &…

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Southwest’s New WiFi Concept…where have I heard this before?

Southwest Airlines is well known for being a low cost carrier, staying a few steps ahead of its competitors and shunning traditional ancillary revenue streams. While in Dallas yesterday as a guest at Southwest Airlines’ Media Day Southwest Airlines announced a new simplified in-flight internet pricing plan, in conjunction with their service provider Row 44. …

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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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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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