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Airlines ask Congress to roll back airfare rule

...airlines to return to their old way of doing things, which was to emphasize in ads the base airfare ? the amount airlines charge passengers to fly ? but reveal the full price including taxes and fees separately. It's backed by a bipartisan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-08/airlines-ask-congress-roll
Southwest agrees to buy AirTran

...pair combine in 2012. Right now, AirTran charges $20 for the first checked bag, $25 for the second.Some major airlines charge even more. Southwest claims it has lured passengers by refusing to charge for bags, and it has built a marketing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-09-27/southwest-agrees-buy-airtr
Business
Allegiant Air flies notion of offering variable-rate ticket

...confusing."In part, that's because it already takes some work to figure out Allegiant's prices at booking. The airline charges a $14.99 "convenience fee" for using its Web site. Unless they opt out, passengers are automatically sold assigned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-03-09/allegiant-air-flies-notion
Business
Government wants fee for lost bags to be refunded

...explosion of fees -- at once. Major airlines, which collect $3.3 billion in bag fees each year, are opposed.The airlines charge $15 to $35 to check a bag, $20 to $45 to check a second and more for the third and beyond. Most airlines won't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-04-13/government-wants-fee-lost-
Business
Finally, there's an invention that I can call my own

...the way the Model T did. If I had invented that first rolling bag, I'd be rich enough today to pay the fees that airlines charge for luggage.I'm always coming up with great ideas for inventions, but too late. Take shoes, for instance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-07-10/finally-there-s-invention-i-c
Airlines plan to add more fees

...on AirTran and enjoy the extra legroom, expect to cough up $20. - Allegiant Air, a smaller national discount airline, charges a $13.50 "convenience fee" for online purchases, even though most other carriers encourage purchases direct...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/06/20/bus_528242.shtml
Business
Air taxi boasts convenience

...transportation for me to be where I needed to be," Mr. Young said. "When you look at small market service, the airlines charge you so much more for these small commuter flights. If I had flown Delta, I would have had to fly to Atlanta, wait...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/04/12/bus_124304.shtml
Business | Daniel Field
Airlines stay cautious despite signs of rebound

...JFK.JetBlue said its capacity will decrease in the rest of the cities it serves this year.As for those fees the airlines charge: US Airways executives said the $500 million a year the airline generates from bag fees is too important to give...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-01-28/airlines-stay-cautious-des
Business
Travel briefs

...percentage of seats for frequent-flyer rewards, and most of these seats are set aside 330 days in advance. Also, many airlines charge higher fees to book award travel by phone or in person than paid travel, so always book online. -If the same fare...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/20/liv_447906.shtml
Life & style
Is price discrimination the next trend in e-commerce?

...Say an airline has 10 seats left on a flight and needs $4,000 in revenue to make the trip profitable. If the airline charges $400 for each seat, that might not tempt enough people to bring about a moneymaking sellout. However, if the airline...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/08/fin_383477.shtml
Finance