JetBlue made headlines recently by deciding to raise their bag fees from $25 to $30. Its important to note that when you book group airfare, JetBlue waives the first checked bag fee. United followed suit with Delta falling in line, all bumping their bag fees higher.
The airline industry operates on extremely low margins. Because so little of the ticket goes to the actual airline, they are extremely sensitive to operational price increases and with fuel costs likely to rise. The public may begin to see increases in fare costs and ancillary services.
This week, JetBlue shook up the industry by charging $30 for the first checked bag. This marks the first carrier that isn’t a low-cost airline to deviate from the industry standard of $25 for the first checked bag.
When The Air Travel Group nabbed a spot on Inc’s 5,000 fastest growing companies list back in 2017, Owner and President, Eric Peterson couldn’t have been prouder. His team of airline industry professionals had worked tirelessly to build a successful niche company in an already crowded industry.
I’m just going to come out and say it: you are wasting your time searching for cheap flights.
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When GFL Soccer Enterprises needed to get teams to Europe, they wanted to save money and make the booking process easy for their athletes. They had three hundred travelers and five international trips to make per year, and knew they couldn’t afford any chances.