Analysis: U.S. Airlines Reportedly Investigated for Alleged “Collusion” by Justice Dept.

According to the Associated Press, the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating “whether airlines are colluding to grow at a slower pace as part of an effort to keep airfares high.” The AP quotes a DOJ spokeswoman who called it an antitrust investigation into potential “unlawful coordination” among some airlines,… Read More

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JetBlue Adds Bag Fee to Cheapest Flights

We saw this coming. JetBlue has added a first-checked bag fee to the cheapest of its new fare options. Here’s how it works. LISTEN: As Rick Seaney says, “And then there was one.” JetBlue: $20 Checked-Bag Fee If you book the cheapest JetBlue flight possible – a fare option called… Read More

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Yes, $99 Cross-Country Cheap Flights Still Exist

Airfare analyst and FareCompare CEO Rick Seaney has long called $99 one-way cross-country fares “the holy grail for flyers.” Incredible price, right? Like something out of the 1980s People Express playbook. But once in a while, such cheap fares reappear. Cheap Flights for $99 (and up) It happened yesterday (June… Read More

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Latest Airfare Hike Fails

UPDATE June 22, 2015: Over the weekend, legacy carriers began rolling back their new higher prices and airfare analyst Rick Seaney is now declaring the hike a failure. This was the second airfare hike attempt in June; the first attempt was successful. See the updated chart below. Original post from… Read More