Freddie Laker’s $300.00 fares between New York City and London started years of fare wars that were a heyday for cheap travel, but disastrous for the airlines’ bottom lines. Airline price wars made it confusing to book travel, and in my opinion, caused over booking, more layovers, and longer flights. Seats also became smaller; in some cases legroom became practically non-existent.
It costs a lot of money to run an airline safely. And guess what? The investors want some return for their money. Chasing a low-cost customer is not a sustainable model for the industry.
This fall, it could be tougher for travelers to find less expensive fares. The good news, however, is that those who do choose to fly will have a chance to experience air travel with leg room, lounges, beds that lay flat, and superior service. Just like it was years ago, air travel will be a more enjoyable experience.
Pricing competition will still exist in some markets. Southwest Airlines and JetBlue, for example, will most likely stay true to their low cost roots, though perhaps only in certain cities.
As a senior, I personally prefer to have a comfortable flight with plenty of legroom, comfortable seats, aisles that you can walk down, and larger bathrooms.
Think about this… Who gets the best salary? An inexperienced pilot (captain) or a well trained, experienced Captain?
Peace of mind: Priceless
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