Don’t expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving. But a number of cities are seeing ridiculously low prices at off-peak hours — prices the industry has spent the years trying to eliminate.
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.
Higher fares helped Southwest Airlines make more money than Wall Street expected in the first quarter, but the company said that automatic federal spending cuts could hurt revenue in April.