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6/11/09 Priceline no booking fees
3/19/09 Expedia have dropped fees, temporarily till 5/31/2009. Expedia, Travelocity and Orbitz will charge $6.99 to $11.99 per airline booking.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Online travel agencies, after growing rapidly for years, could face a slump in domestic bookings later this year when U.S. airlines slash the number of tickets for sale.reuters 8/8/08 IThe no frills carrier says that it will refuse to honour any online bookings from Monday, unless they have been made through its own website. The dispute centres on what are known as "screenscraping" websites, which can compare prices and book flight tickets on the passenger's behalf. consumers are being forced to pay a commission on top of the fare if they use these websites. telegraph.com.ukl
Interesting. Are airlines saving the best deals for their own websites? full article by
6/6/08 Fares likely were 7% to 8% higher in May than a year ago, according to some preliminary reports from airlines, but that's a far cry from paying for the 66% increase in the cost of fuel, which now amounts to about 40% of an airline's total costs. read full article by Scott McCartney onlinewallstjournal
6/4/08 "It cost us $9,600 in fuel, to fly from L.A. area to the Northeast when we announced those flights. Two months later that went up to $15,000," says JetBlue spokesman Bryan Baldwin. "Those are huge cost increases."
State by state flight cut backs by usatoday