Perhaps we could see the trend of charging for carry-on luggage continue once William A. Franke and his team at Indigo invest $36 million in cash into Frontier Airlines. Indigo recently began divesting its stake in Spirit Airlines with Franke and Indigo principal John Wilson resigning from the Spirit board of directors last month. Indigo […]

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New York based low cost carrier jetBlue has announced it will offer premium service with lie-flat seats on trans con routes with A321s starting in June 2014. jetBlue released a statement saying: “There will be a dedicated sub-fleet of 11 brand new Airbus A321s initially used for the two core transcontinental routes [JFK-LAX and JFK-San Francisco], […]

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The airline terms “legacy carrier” and “low cost carrier” could soon become legacies themselves – anachronisms from a time before 2013 when there really were distinctions between the two business models. The ancillary revenue benefits associated with additional and unbundled services (baggage-checking fees being the most popular for airlines and unpopular for travelers) have proven […]

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