The aviation industry is reeling under stiff competition. Tough
competition, monetary issues, passenger demands, in-flight amenities,
and other services are a few factors that are eating into their
customers. The availability of options to travel with an alternative
carrier is making it difficult for the airlines to attract customers and
hence sustain themselves. Therefore, many airlines have devised
innovative means to mint money from their customers in a bid to remain
in the flying league.
Small airlines like Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and Allegiant
Air have started imposing various kinds of charges on carry-on bags.
Most big players are yet to follow suit but these small players have set
the ball rolling. These budget airlines have recognized carry-on bags
as a great prospective to earn those extra bucks. The big players are
probably refraining themselves from the fray for a simple reason that
they want to set their status apart from the low-cost carriers. Second
reason is the fact that they do not wish to levy extra charges on the
elite customers flying business class with them. This move is sure to
earn the ire of these so-called privileged customers.
A few have gone ahead to charge customers for priority boarding.
Standing in long queues and waiting for their turns to check-in is
certainly a pain for some customers. Well, they now have a superb chance
to gauge through these long and unending queues by paying at special
check-in counters. Giant players like American Airlines and United
Airlines have made travel a little more comfortable for their customers
by giving them the choice of priority boarding albeit with a fee. All
for the sake of making travel more easy and convenient!