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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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Low Cost Carriers Are A Pain – The Musical

Airline passengers complain about airline prices and service no matter where they are from and no matter the airline they fly … but in England and Ireland low cost carriers often take the extremes of traveling with a low cost airline to new heights (or lows depending on how you look at it).   Well…

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Japan Airlines Steps Back & Rethinks A Low Cost Carrier

At the end of this past August the battle for dominance of between Japan’s two dominant airlines had reached a peak. All Nippon Airways (ANA), the slightly smaller and financially stable airline had begun discussing the creation of a low cost carrier (LCC) … and Japan Airlines (JAL), the larger airline in the midst of…

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Aeroflot’s Low Cost Airline & Why No One Is Paying Attention

This past April Aeroflot, the Russian national flag carrier, announced it was considering launching a low cost carrier (LCC), as it takes over six smaller state-owned airlines in Russia.  Aeroflot’s low cost carrier announcement was lost among the stories related to Aeroflot taking over multiple smaller Russian airlines and the Russian government meddling in the…

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Japan’s Airline Battle Escalates To War Today

Today … well its ‘today’ in Japan and ‘tomorrow’ where I am … the battle between All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) that I have recently written about will officially become a full blown war for dominance over the nation’s airline passengers. ANA has already exceeded JAL as the dominant mainline airline in…

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Japan : An Airline Battle Ground

I have been closely watching the two primary airlines in Japan, Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) for nearly two years. The saga surrounding Japan Airlines‘ fall from the both the dominant Japanese airline and the largest airline by passengers carried in Asia, to a company in the midst of the largest bankruptcy…

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Spirit Airlines “Pre-Reclined” Seat : Worst Seat Choices Ever On SeatGuru?

OK, to be fair…SeatGuru does not actually rate seats, however SeatGuru gives travelers one of the most detailed and best resources for choosing seats on flights. If you have not used SeatGuru, the site shows diagrams for more that 700 airliners flown by commercial airlines around the world. In the graphics of most airline seat…

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Spirit Airlines Installs “Pre-Reclined” Seats : Are They Now RyanAmerica?

At the start of April Spirit Airlines reached a new level of unbundling its airfares by becoming the first airlines to charge passengers for carry-on baggage. For many years Irish airline Ryanair had been commonly thought of as the epitome of Low-Cost-Carriers (LCC), but it seems that Ryanair is rapidly becoming eclipsed by Spirit Airlines…

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Spirit Airlines Charges For Carry-On Bags & Beats Ryanair To The Bottom

Irish airline Ryanair is reviled by flyers throughout Europe for their extreme measures in ‘unbundling‘ airfares and charging for everything. Ryanair’s pricing is so convoluted that the airline charges passengers to pay for their tickets and even charges passengers to check in for their flights. While Ryanair is reviled, passengers fly them because of their…

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One Airline’s Approach To Creating The ‘Inferior Economy Class’

Web: www.twitter.com/flyingwithfish — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 22/07/2009 – One Airline’s Approach To Creating The ‘Inferior Economy Class’ OK…maybe the airline isn’t creation the ‘Inferior Economy Class’ but I am not sure what to name the complete opposite of ‘Premium Economy Class.’ Over the past few years many established airlines have experimented with creating an all economy…

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