Basic Economy Fares, Parts Unknown

Basic Economy Fares, Parts Unknown

A few years ago, Delta Airlines introduced “Basic Economy Fares” as a response to increased pressure from ultra low cost carriers (ULCCs) like Spirit and Frontier. American and United have followed, and the general impression has been that this has hurt...
Market-Based Health Care Isn’t Scary!

Market-Based Health Care Isn’t Scary!

The debate over health care often focuses on what people will lose, rather than what they could gain. The open market has proven itself to be a better and more efficient way to deliver results, and this can work in health care too. Rather than focus on what people...
Tax Reform Should Remove Perverse Incentives

Tax Reform Should Remove Perverse Incentives

Both lowering taxes and reforming the tax code are an important economic initiatives. The tax code today is a very inefficient collector of government revenue and provides odd incentives through the code. Many “incentives”, like the charitable deduction,...
How to Navigate an Airport with Ease

How to Navigate an Airport with Ease

It doesn’t matter whether you’re regularly traveling the country on business or if this is your first time stepping onto an airplane. Sometimes the most stressful part of traveling is often navigating the airport before your flight. There’s a lot of planning that goes...
The Unique Strengths of Ancillary Revenue

The Unique Strengths of Ancillary Revenue

Ancillary revenue – money earned for services or features not included in the base product — has become an important part of airline revenue generation. Spurred by the low cost carriers, but eagerly adopted by larger legacy carriers, ancillary products generate...