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US Major Airlines Receive More Than $25 Billion in Ancillary Revenue from Co-Branded Cards – Press Release

CarTrawler sponsored research reveals US major airlines netted 32% of global ancillary revenue and nearly 68% of frequent flyer and commission-based revenue.  Following further analysis on the 2023 CarTrawler Worldwide Estimate of Ancillary Revenue, IdeaWorksCompany found that US major airlines, defined as Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, Southwest, and United, achieved ancillary revenue results far above […]

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2023 CarTrawler Yearbook of Ancillary Revenue – Report

The 2023 edition of the CarTrawler Yearbook of Ancillary Revenue by IdeaWorksCompany, released today, describes the 2022 ancillary revenue activities and results for 65 airlines and provides an assessment for the industry as a whole.  This annual publication provides the best single source of information and intelligence on ancillary revenue, a la carte services, and commission-based

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Ancillary Revenue Increases 51% for 61 Airlines in 2022 – Press Release

The 2023 edition of the CarTrawler Yearbook of Ancillary Revenue by IdeaWorksCompany, released today, describes the 2022 ancillary revenue activities and results for 65 airlines and provides an assessment for the industry as a whole. Here’s a guide to key features of the 2023 edition: • 65 pages of individual airline listings arranged by global

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Assigned Seating Fees Are Big Business with Estimated Revenue of $4.2 Billion for 8 US Airlines – Press Release

The inclusion of seat fees in President Biden’s recent State of the Union address strongly suggests it is time to review the state of assigned seating fees. The $4.2 billion estimate covers the assigned seat fee revenue generated by eight key US airlines (Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Spirit, and United) for their US

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Airlines Assign Big Revenue Priority to Seat Selection – Report

IdeaWorksCompany report determines the scale of activity, how fees are implemented, and how this key ancillary revenue source can be improved for airlines and consumers.  The inclusion of seat fees in President Biden’s recent State of the Union address strongly suggests it is time to review the state of assigned seating fees.  The $4.2 billion

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Global Baggage Fee Revenue Leaps to $29 Billion – Press Release

CarTrawler 2022 Global Estimate of Baggage Fee Revenue reveals 39% increase from 2021 figure of $20.9 billion.   IdeaWorksCompany, the foremost consultancy on airline ancillary revenues, and CarTrawler, leading global B2B provider of car rental and mobility solutions to the travel industry, recently estimated ancillary revenue at $102.8 billion worldwide for 2022.  This CarTrawler Global Estimate

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Airlines Innovate with Lounges, Branding, Ancillary Revenue, and Partnerships as Passengers Return – Press Release

IdeaWorksCompany identifies eight ideas by airlines all over the globe:  AirAsia, Cathay, Delta, easyJet, Eurowings, Emirates, Jetstar, United.  The desire to do something new, better, or unique, will almost always create disruption for competitors. Better yet, innovation can also be designed to please passengers and boost revenue. This is something the eight airlines featured in the

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Airline Revenue Innovations: A Global Sample of the Coolest Products and Services – Report

IdeaWorksCompany identifies eight ideas by airlines all over the globe: AirAsia, Cathay, Delta, easyJet, Eurowings, Emirates, Jetstar, United.  The desire to do something new, better, or unique, will almost always create disruption for competitors. Better yet, innovation can also be designed to please passengers and boost revenue. This is something the eight airlines featured in

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Bundle Up. Ancillary products are becoming more creative.

Air Transport World Ancillary fees have become a significant part of how almost all airlines generate revenue.  In the air transport business, they really started with budget airlines.  Ryanair in Ireland and Spirit Airlines in the US, which offered passengers the cheapest base ticket along with optional fees for add-ons that people wanted.  

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Booking Path Magic Converts Consumers for Six Leading Airlines – Press Release

Cashiers and clerks just take customer orders. True salespeople identify the individual needs of a customer, and do their best to provide a solution. This is something the six airlines featured in the latest report sponsored by global travel tech provider CarTrawler already know. The 12-page Booking Path Magic Converts Consumers report describes how the

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