Airline ticket: only the beginning of the flight cost


Previously, it was the purchase of tickets is quite a simple task. You choose your flight and the time and pay to fly from point A to point B. Today, the ticket purchase difficult. Leaflets are faced with many choices, each with its own price tag.

For the cost of a plane ticket payments can be added so that the base value is usually only the initial. According to Max Levitt, co-founder of, "consumers do not know what to expect if you do not read all the fine print, which many in our time." While your cable company offers a complete set of services, the airlines are doing the opposite, offering you a la carte selection of services that were formerly part of the usual fare. Carriers argue that additional fees for airline tickets – it's just the idea of ​​giving them a flyer more choices. United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek compared the process with the pizza order, saying, "We used to serve you a pizza with all the toppings, and all that you have Splitting allows passengers to pay only for what they want.".

But what if the current basic price of an airline ticket is the price above the traditional "all the toppings"? According to the press-secretary of industry, airlines need additional income to stay in the air. Perko, who were part of the cost of a plane ticket, but now pay for additional fees include baggage check (the heavier the bag, the higher the price), the abolition of the dishes and food and beverage. Some other charges added to the price of a plane ticket, provide new services such as wireless internet access and a seat with extra leg room. It is even a new program, which resulted in a passenger can buy a plane ticket to a higher value, which allows him or her to place 1.5. If I were cynical, I would suggest that the size of the seats in the aircraft during the last few years is reduced, so the people would like to buy a second. (Some so.) Selling dual seat means less weight of passengers and baggage on the plane, which leads to lower fuel consumption, and income from the ticket remains the same. Of course, it is possible that I am now more than before, and the chairs seem smaller …

In July 2013 survey of Consumer Reports named the America & # 39; s Spirit Airlines the most hated by the carrier. About 39% Spirit of income in 2012 fell to other sources rather than ticket. George Hobika, founder and editor of Airfarewatchdog tracking transaction airlines, says: "The Spirit – the only airline that stays with tariffs, which can be up to 90 percent less than other carriers." The problem lies in the fact that in addition to the cost of a plane ticket, he also collects a wide range of duties, from 10 to 19 dollars only for flight booking, $ 3 for juice, soft drink or candy, and from 35 to 100 dollars per bag. Ironically, Spirit Airlines is flourishing, while the other major carriers do not in & # 39 are. It should be very popular in those passengers who travel without luggage. It is clear that, although no one likes extra fees, these fees must be weighted according to the proposed comprehensive airlines such as Southwest and Virgin America to determine the best deal by aviyabiletse.