Oct 14 2010 Jet Fuel BY sgf-admin TAGS


Sometimes you read something that really puts things in perspective. That's the case with a story this week coming from the Associated Press:

"The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics said U.S. airlines with scheduled service paid an average of $2.22 per gallon in August. That compares with an average price of $2.21 in July, and $2.02 in August of 2009....A decade ago, airlines paid an average of 80 cents per gallon."

Oct 11 2010 Holding the Line BY sgf-admin TAGS


The New York Times does a good job today telling the story of how airlines have held the line on number of flights:

"For the first time since their industry was deregulated in the late 1970s, airlines in the United States have managed to hold the line on the number of planes they fly."

Jul 27 2009 Bag Fees Up (again) BY sgf-admin TAGS


It's a sure sign that the airlines are hurting financially: they're hiking bag fees again.


On Friday American Airlines announced the cost of checking the first bag will go up from $15 to $20, effective on trips booked after mid-August. But wait, there's more: the cost of a second checked bag on American will go up from $25 to $30.