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80% of Leading Network Airlines Rely on a la Carte Fees from Standard Seat Assignments – Press Release

For many airlines, revenue from seat assignment sales has moved up the income statement from a minor presence to a strong #2 spot. For some, this can be a billion-dollar result, and for every other airline it’s a multi-million-dollar business. Seat Assignment Fees Firmly on Airline Radars is sponsored by global travel tech provider CarTrawler …

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Seat Assignment Fees Firmly on Airline Radars – Report

Big global airline brands such as Air Canada, Air France, American, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, and Singapore generate ancillary revenue from advance seat assignment across their entire networks.  Seat Assignment Fees Firmly on Airline Radars is sponsored by global travel tech provider CarTrawler and was released today. The IdeaWorksCompany 16-page analysis describes the methods deployed by …

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Survey of 25 Leading Airlines Identifies Global Use of Four Strategies to Support COVID-19 Recovery – Press Release

CarTrawler-sponsored research finds that guidance for travel restrictions and Covid-19 testing is now provided by most airlines.  Airlines are recognizing the need to expand Covid-19 care beyond physical safety measures to new areas such as providing more online information and service features. Face masks and disinfected aircraft have become standard consumer expectations. The recovery phase …

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Transformation 2021: How Airlines and Travelers Will Adapt as the Pandemic Recedes – Report

Covid-19 testing and health passports will help boost traveler confidence, but a well-vaccinated world is the most certain way to restore air travel.  The IdeaWorksCompany 17-page analysis evaluates how airlines are affected by vaccines, Covid-19 testing, and health passports and how consumer perception of everyday threats likely plays a large role in the return of travel.  …

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US & Canada Airlines Dominate Ancillary Revenue With More Than 33% of Global Total for 2020 – Press Release

New research from CarTrawler and IdeaWorksCompany has shown that US and Canada airlines dominate global ancillary revenue, accounting for more than a third of the market’s total value of $58.2 billion. This assessment comes against the backdrop of rare good news for the airline industry. Ancillary revenue actually increased during the depths of the pandemic …

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Daily Memo: Up To 36% Of Business Travel May Never Return

Aviation Week A new study by a group of travel experts set out to determine what percentage of business travel may be permanently lost in the post-COVID-19 era.  The results weren’t pretty.  Produced by the IdeaWorks consultancy, the study took a novel approach by dividing business travel into seven categories, and then drawing on a variety of …

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More than one-third of all airline business trips could disappear after COVID

PhocusWire A new report produced by IdeaWorksCompany and sponsored by CarTrawler predicts airline travel for business purposes will be permanently down at least 19% and as much as 36% compared to pre-pandemic levels, as a portion of trips are replaced by technology.  The Journey Ahead: How the Pandemic and Technology Will Change Airline Business Travel breaks …

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Up To 36% Of Airline Business Travel Won’t Return After Covid Pandemic Ends, Study Estimates

Forbes A new study by IdeaWorks and reported by the Wall Street Journal is the first detailed look at the long-term impacts Covid-19 could have on business travel. I, along with three other travel professionals, designed the study, conducted the research, and reached out to others for comments. Its conclusions are eye-opening: that between 19% …

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Airline Business Trips Could Drop 36% as Corporate Travelers Embrace Technology – Press Release

Airlines can recover the revenue loss by prioritizing leisure travel and ancillary revenue, along with modifying cabin seating strategy.  Dublin, Ireland & Shorewood, Wisconsin, Wednesday, 1 December, 2020: Business travel is likely to stay depressed as the airline industry begins its recovery from the pandemic. That’s the conclusion of a new report based upon a first-ever …

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The Journey Ahead: How the Pandemic and Technology Will Change Airline Business Travel – Report

Business travel is likely to stay depressed as the airline industry begins its recovery from the pandemic. That’s the conclusion of a new report based upon a first-ever approach of assessing business travel by trip purpose, rather than industry category. The Journey Ahead: How the Pandemic and Technology Will Change Airline Business Travel is sponsored …

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