KarlB737
Topic Author
Posts: 2643
Joined: Sat Mar 20, 2004 9:51 pm

NWA No Longer Absorbing Passenger Facality Charges

Fri Jul 15, 2005 6:37 am

 
tymnbalewne
Posts: 714
Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2005 3:06 am

RE: NWA No Longer Absorbing Passenger Facality Charges

Fri Jul 15, 2005 7:50 am

I must admit I read the subject line too quickly and thought is said, "NWA No Longer Absorbing Passenger Fatality Charges."

Ooops.
C.
Dewmanair...begins with Dew
 
Tango-Bravo
Posts: 2891
Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2001 1:04 am

RE: NWA No Longer Absorbing Passenger Facality Charges

Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:12 am

For NWA or any other airline to implicitly claim that they have ever "absorbed" the PFC component of total fares is nothing more than semantical sleight-of-hand. Seems to me, in fact, that fares advertised by NWA (and others) invariably come with a footnote that reads something like "does not include passenger facility charge of up to $18.00 maximum per roundtrip itinerary."

Is NWA claiming to have been "absorbing" PFCs until now by setting their fares at levels that are, by their choosing, up to $18.00 less than they "would have" charged had they had the "pricing power" to pass along the cost of PFCs to their customers? If so, it is just so much more airline-speak hocus pocus, to say nothing of disingenuous spin.
 
ScarletHarlot
Posts: 4251
Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2003 12:15 pm

RE: NWA No Longer Absorbing Passenger Facality Charges

Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:23 am

Quoting TymnBalewne (Reply 1):
I must admit I read the subject line too quickly and thought is said, "NWA No Longer Absorbing Passenger Fatality Charges."

That is what I first got, too, and when I realized that was wrong my next thought was "fecality"....took a while to get it figured out.  Smile
But that was when I ruled the world
 
RJNUT
Posts: 1214
Joined: Thu Dec 30, 1999 1:58 am

RE: NWA No Longer Absorbing Passenger Facality Charges

Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:43 am

Basically , what they are doing is adjusting fares to match the various PFC tax charges so that no one hub is more dominant over the other in terms of fares "searches" ! so now whether you travel via DTW MEM MSP or even CLE and EWR or IAH..via CO codeshare partners, the fare is the same, but they had to adjust fares to accomplish this since the PFC charges are set by individual airports..It all makes sense, but is pretty hard to explain!

NW would actually absorb the charge in certain situations, so that certain routings of theirs were not passed over to the competition,,just over the difference of $3.00 or $4.50.

In a fare search ..people would make their decsions for that little of an amount!

Hope this explains and chime in anyone if you think I missed the point!

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos