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April 20, 2012

April 20, 2012

A la Carte Shopping is Good for Consumers
The ultimate compliment for the consumer acknowledges their right to choose. IdeaWorks offers a trio of reasons why a la carte methods are good for consumers.

April 3, 2012

April 3, 2012

2012 Wild Weird and Wonderful Rewards
IdeaWorks reviews the frequent flier programs associated with 150+ airlines to find the most unique rewards that go far beyond flying.

December 19, 2011

December 19, 2011

Spirit Succeeds with the World’s Only Fee for Carry-on Bags
IdeaWorks estimates 20% of passengers choose it, generating $50 million annually for the airline.

December 1, 2011

December 1, 2011

The IdeaWorks List of Hotel and Car Rewards for the World’s Top-30 Airlines
Online hotel and car rewards are something new for British Airways, Southwest, and 8 more airlines

November 17, 2011

November 17, 2011

The ABCs of EMDs
IdeaWorks explores how airlines manage a la carte transactions with travel agents.

September 12, 2011

September 12, 2011

Loyalty by the Billions
IdeaWorks analyzes how frequent flier programs pour cash into airline coffers.

August 8, 2011

August 8, 2011

Billions of Dollars in Baggage Fees Travel the Globe
In this report, IdeaWorks evaluates how baggage fees are spreading across the globe, describes how these fees are on track to become the industry’s largest source of ancillary revenue, and recommends strategies to boost baggage revenue.

January 31, 2011

January 11, 2011

Planes, Cars, and Ancillary Revenues
Car rental powers ahead as a lucrative source of extra revenue for airlines and the travel industry.

January 20, 2010

January 20, 2010

US Airlines Will Generate Millions from Higher Baggage Fees
Despite consumer gripes, fee hikes still bring in more revenue. IdeaWorks estimates American, Delta, Continental, United, and US Airways will realize annual baggage fee revenue of $1.76 billion.

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