JetWho?                    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 And another domino falls. In a surprise move that shouldn’t have been, Jetblue, one of the holdouts in the airline industry for not charging for a first checked bag – is now considering adding the fee, as the… Read More

Mining For Dollars Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Over the past weeks we’ve talked a lot about airline predatory pricing scams. There’s the great airline lobbying scam, a.k.a. the Transparent Airfares Act, which enables airlines to hide the true cost of a flight, sometimes until it’s too late for a buyer to change their mind. Then, there’s the recently DOT-approved… Read More

Business, As Usual   Tuesday, August 12, 2014 The days of cheap tickets are long gone. The price to board a plane is now up for the fifth straight year, making it increasingly expensive to fly almost anywhere. Airfares are on the rise, outpacing inflation according to the Consumer Price Index. Inflation is 2.1% while… Read More

My Way  Or The Skyway Tuesday, August 5, 2014 It’s high-fives all around the airline executive suites – again! Paul Sakuma/Associated Press United Airlines passengers check in at SFO The airlines are raking in profits, but it’s really skyway robbery at the expense of taxpayers, airline workers, and the traveling public. The winners keep on… Read More