Mostly higher fees starting 30 October 2013, with one exception

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  1. Wandering Aramean
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    Buried at the bottom of their homepage today is an announcement that fees are changing starting at the end of October. Bag fees are going up, as are change fees, except in one case. Changes made 60+ days from the ticketed travel date will now be free for all members, not just MVP75Ks.

    Win or lose for customers overall??

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    http://www.alaskaair.com/content/travel-info/optional-services-fees/fee-changes.aspx
    http://blog.wandr.me/2013/07/higher-fees-for-alaska-airlines-passengers-with-one-exception/
     
  2. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed Gold Member

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    Wow... charging F award passengers and upgrade passengers but not paid F passengers draws a line in the sand - all F is not F.


    I wonder what percentage of tickets are booked more than 60 days out? In other words, can they crow about fair fees +/- 60 days when it really has a negligible impact, overall?
     
  3. icurhere2
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    Absolutely moot if one is AS MVPG / MVP75 ;)
     
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    Not a new trend. AS has done it for a while as far as lounge access (paid F is eligible on any route). Other airlines do it for things such as free car service with paid C/F.
     
  5. Wandering Aramean
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    Been that way a while now IIRC.
    My understanding is that the number is very small. The average advance booking curve now is very compressed, starting to tick up in the 60-90 day range, with most bookings inside 60 days anyways. This is based on comments made during earnings calls but the specific data is not published. In other words, yes, this sounds awesome but probably isn't.
    Wow, really!!?! I must be some kind of moron for not noticing. :rolleyes:
     

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