Tag: Fees

Filed under WTF?
By: Date: July 19, 2011 Categories: Air Travel,Airlines Tags: , , ,

Okay, so we all know that the airlines went fee-happy.  They’ve collected $5.7 billion in fees, which is “keeping the industry afloat”.  So you give them a bag to go in the cargo?  Fork over $25 or so, please! But when they lose that bag?  They apparently AREN’T automatically refunding those fees.  I had no…

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Are you f’ing kidding me?
By: Date: June 21, 2011 Categories: Airlines Tags: ,

So yesterday, they announced Spirit Airlines was going to start coming to my home airport, Portland, Oregon.  Okay, so now I get to make fun of them in person. But this new news is beyond crap.  Now they’re going to start charging a fee to check in at the airport.  $5 to check in with…

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When good business decisions go bad
By: Date: May 24, 2010 Categories: Airlines Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Usually a company will make a business decision, evaluate, and then implement. I’m going to pick on a company that I personally love, because they are about to do this very thing. But they made the wrong decision. It’s about Alaska Airlines and their commitment to WiFi aboard all of their planes. Yeah, on-board servicing…

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Excellent article on Airlines from SmartMoney.com
By: Date: April 19, 2010 Categories: Airlines Tags: , , , ,

There is a really excellent article on “which airline should you choose?” posted over at SmartMoney.com.  It goes through four different aspects of air travel, and tells you what airlines do good, and what airlines do bad. Seriously – can things get any worse for Spirit Airlines?  They are getting a ton of bad press…

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