Jul 08

July 8, 2013 – Report

Bag Fees Sprout this Spring in Asia, Europe, and America
The latest report from IdeaWorksCompany describes how the pace is quickening in 2013 for a la carte fees and optional extras to become an everyday component of airline pricing.  The Government of India has approved a la carte pricing; Air France, British Airways, and KLM introduced bag charges for intra-Europe flights; and a third US airline has added the controversial fee for carry-on bags.

Apr 02

April 3, 2013 – Report

Choice and Creativity.
Carriers Build Ancillary Revenue by Empowering a Consumer’s Right to Choose.  Air New Zealand, Air Canada, and Wizz Air use three contrasting retail methods that can boost revenue more than 20%.  IdeaWorksCompany reveals how the ancillary revenue revolution is focusing less on product development and more on retail methods.

Feb 18

February 18, 2013 – Report

Card-Carrying Generosity.
IdeaWorksCompany reviewed the credit cards offered by the five largest US airlines, such as American and United, and compared these to the independent travel reward cards offered by banks such as Chase and Citi.  This report finds American Express, Barclays, Chase, Citibank and Southwest are most rewarding, while American, Delta, US Airways, and United cards offer travel perks but higher reward thresholds.