ATWZW170 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 904 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4086 times:
Most people in this world don't care who they fly on...it's all about how low is the fare. Now, there are those of us on here who would have $100 more just to fly on a certain plane..but then again, we are all just a bunch of sick bastards.
Success is getting what you want...happiness is liking what you get
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 69
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4076 times:
To really be able to answer the question, I'd actually have to figure out which airline is my favorite one...
Depending on the length of the flight, I'd be willing to pay a certain amount extra to fly on an airline that gives me a bigger seat pitch, but that's the one and only criteria that could convince me to pay more.
And for that, I'd probably pay up to €50 more on short flights of up to 6 or 7 hours, and around €100 more for longer ones.
Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3811 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4023 times:
Today's CNBC Power Poll: Would you pay more to help your favorite airline?
Unless some part of the question is missing, this is a totally "loaded" question subject to more than one interpretation.
It could be taken to mean, "would you pay more to help your favorite airline -- even if a lower fare is available from the same airline?" In which case I am somewhat surprised that as many as 29% would reply in the affirmative. Why volunteer to pay more when your favorite airline is stupid enough to offer their same service at below-cost fares to others on the same plane?
If the question were interpreted "would you pay more to help your favorite airline if your choice were to pay more to fly -or- stay home or find another means of transportation?" assuming respondents were telling the truth, it would be 95% "yes" give or take 1-2 points, and 5% no. It's highly unlikely, however, that most respondents would tell the truth, meaning the legacies would have their excuse to remain self-deceived into having us believe they have no pricing power when, in fact, what they do not have is pricing discipline.
Luv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12263 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4015 times:
No not a chance, sorry to say. If you need to receive a certain amount for your product then charge it, stand up and believe that your product is worth the price you are asking for it. Stop trying to be all things to all people, decide on a plan and stick with it.
AZjetgeek From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 235 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4012 times:
My favorite is WN, and right now they don't need my help. If they ever were to fall into the level of US or UA, I might be willing to come up with an additional $10-15 to show my support. I might even be inclined to pay $20 more because their level of service, as well as their low fares, is why I like WN so much.
The legacy carriers, especially DL, AA, UA and CO, have solid reputations as being customer oriented. However, DL, UA and AA have been forced to reduce or eliminate some customer perks. HP, although not a legacy carrier, also tightened its belt by doing away with free meals. They've gone to the pay-to-eat plan to save money and increase revenues. I don't like that idea, but I can certainly understand why they've gone to it.
I find it interesting that B6 has been able to maintain low fares while still offering passengers IFE. Wonder how long that will continue?
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3996 times:
Yes, within reason of course, but definitely yes.
To help CO, in a quick minute.
Would I put a dollar value on how much I would be willing to "help". I'm not sure what my top end limit would be.
But perhaps CO could develop a 'distance' based plan. 0-1500 miles, add $25US. 1500-2500 miles, add $50US. 2500-5000 miles, add $75US. As long as the service was commensurate with the premium paid (and on CO it usually is anyway, premium or not) then I'd gladly help them out. . . .
CRPilot From Costa Rica, joined Nov 2004, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3985 times:
I haven't had to pay full price in a long time as I travel stand by, but if I had to pay full fare, I would say no more than $10.00...maybe. I would say loyalty goes as far as one can afford and then there is Jetblue and Southwest.....is that simple.
LH600 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 164 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3971 times:
I would try to give business Iran Air as much as I can; however, I question the safety of their fleet, especially the older Boeing and Russian built aircraft that they operate(Iran Air Tours) (mostly on domestic flights).
Iran Air was once one of the worlds most prestigious airlines with the most modern fleet of aircraft in the world. Now they are blocked from purchasing new airplanes even from Airbus due to the US sanctions. I hope Iran Air will one day rise up to its former glory once relations with the US improve.