Airlines will save billions this year thanks to cheaper jet fuel, but they aren’t likely to share the bounty with passengers — not while so many flights are already full.
Southwest Airlines said that a key revenue figure rose sharply in June, which hints that the carrier was able to charge higher average fares at the start of the summer travel season.
Southwest Airlines is being fined $200,000 for advertising a fare sale that was too good to be true. The government said that the ads violated rules on advertising airfares.
American Airlines has dropped bereavement fares. It’s a policy the Fort Worth-based airline is adopting from US Airways as the two companies complete a merger.
Fort Worth-based American Airlines has ended its policy of extending special fares to passengers who must book a last-minute flight because of a relative’s death.
Four members of Congress say that all airlines — not just low-fare carriers — should be able to bid on gates and landing rights that Fort Worth-based American Airlines and US Airways will give up after their merger.
American Airlines is testing the idea of letting customers bid for upgrades to first class. Passengers can submit a bid — along with a credit card number — up to six days before the flight.
Southwest Airlines has agreed to a $200,000 fine for running fare sales this year but not having enough seats — or even none at all — at the advertised low price.
American Airlines has settled lawsuits against Sabre in a fight over who would control distribution of information about flights and fares. The settlement was announced Wednesday.
Southwest Airlines Co. has announced discounts of up to 40 percent on some fares through mid-February.
How does a $30 airline ticket to Houston sound? That’s exactly the fare available from Spirit Airlines as the company kicks off its new service from DFW Airport to Houston Intercontinental.
Southwest Airlines Co. is raising fares on short routes by $10 per round trip, and other airlines are expected to match the increase.