The government shutdown is affecting the travel industry.
In light of the recent and ongoing government shutdown, many groups traveling have experienced longer than usual wait times at airports across the country.
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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.