MOBflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1209 posts, RR: 5 Posted (5 years 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1413 times:
Can anyone please point me in the right direction regarding AC's auxillary revenue strategy: it's offering differentiation, its effectiveness in bringing in new/more revenue, and how it affects passenger satisfaction?
CRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2080 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 972 times:
I think North American carriers should increase the Buy-On-Board concept. I find it ridiculous that sandwiches and salads are only available on flights of 3 hours and such. In Europe you can buy stuff like that on one-hour flights.
How come the flights have to be so long? Are FAs that overworked or is it because every pax takes forever to argue, complain, quibble and bitch about the offering before they finally buy something, hence the extra time is needed to get through the cabin once?
I flew two 2-hour flights on AC Jazz in January and all they had for sale was unhealthy snacks. One was an early-morning flight and I would have loved a sandwich. I'm sure it would sell and offer lots of ancillary revenue plus give the airlines a few extra brownie points.
How come Jazz revenue is longer included in AC numbers? At the end of the day they are still one company... really.
CRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2080 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 939 times:
Quoting ChrisA330 (Reply 7): Completly seperate companies. They have the same parent company - ACE Aviation, but they only hold a 9.5% interest in Jazz LP and soon to be 0%.
Really? I didn't know that. But now I do. Thanks
Does that mean that AC pilots can no longer dictate scope clauses and such for Jazz, so that Jazz can order more CRJ705 and perhaps Q400 and branch out, as in develop their own route network in addition to the AC routes?
9252fly From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1342 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 897 times:
Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 8): Does that mean that AC pilots can no longer dictate scope clauses and such for Jazz, so that Jazz can order more CRJ705 and perhaps Q400 and branch out, as in develop their own route network in addition to the AC routes?
99% of Jazz's revenue is derived from the capacity purchase agreement with AC. Think of Jazz as a charter airline supplying aircraft and crew to AC. The AC pilot union has an agreement with the company that limits the use of outside companies to provide lift using the AC flight code domestically,that also includes what type of aircraft can be utilized by Jazz in this case. There is no limit on the size and amount of turbo-prop aircraft,meaning that Jazz could have as many DH4 aircraft they want. The problem is that those same aircraft could only fly for AC as a certain percentage of the overall flying. There is still a scope clause on the size and amount of jet aircraft. That explains why there are so few larger jets in the Jazz fleet. AC handles all the marketing and sales for all the flights Jazz operates on their behalf and Jazz in-turn brands the aircraft and crew to represent AC. It's an arrangement that is very common in the USA with the major airlines. AC dictates through the capacity agreement what type of aircraft it wants flying certain routes while considering it's obligations to any agreement it has with it's own employees. It's likely that if Jazz ever gets the DH4 in it's fleet,it will be because AC bought them for Jazz to operate under the capacity purchase agreement(think of it as AC leasing them to Jazz).
YXD172 From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 426 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 837 times:
I know that's it's stretching the definition of "auxiliary", but just today they added fuel surcharges -- without changing the original prices. $60 each way for flights over 1600 km! CTV link Since they add it to the ticket price at the same time as the taxes, I'd call it auxiliary. The ethics of this aside, it really makes sense, although I would prefer that they just bump up the initial price instead of sneaking it in with the taxes.
So if anyone here is planning travel in Canada, book with Westjet before they too add the surcharge
Radial engines don't leak oil, they are just marking their territory!