Airlines Add It Up

Carey, Rob
November 2008
Financial & Insurance Meetings;Nov/Dec2008, Vol. 44 Issue 8, p30
Trade Publication
The article analyzes how the airlines industry cope with the economic crisis in the U.S. in 2008. To survive oil price hikes, many carriers increased their fuel surcharges and adjusted plane sizes to the demands of individual routes. Others have placed $25 fees for the first checked bag, plus fees for pre-assigned seats and other small conveniences. Airlines announced their plans of cutting seat inventories by 10% in 2009.


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