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Buckets of Cash: Airport Lounges Are Big Business, With Delta Sky Clubs Serving More Than 30 Million Guests Annually – Press Release

Airport Lounges Are the Hottest Ticket was issued today as an 18-page report to describe the economics of lounges and consumer fascination with these airport retreats.  The following are key findings from the report: Co-branded credit cards contribute 40% of guests for airline-operated lounges in the US, with just 5% of guests purchasing single visit […]

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Airport Lounges Are the Hottest Ticket – Report

This CarTrawler sponsored report describes how lounges are a “must have” amenity for millions of travelers and for millions in airline revenues. The pandemic unleashed consumer craving for amenities to relieve the little miseries that can accompany travel today. Airport lounges have become a hugely popular answer. Today, lounge operators are the beneficiaries of hordes

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Nine Airline Companies Comprise a $30 Billion Dollar Club Courtesy of Co-Branded Credit Cards – Press Release

Co-branded credit cards deliver wheelbarrows of money for some airlines. The latest IdeaWorksCompany report explores how this has transformed frequent flyer programs (FFPs) and contemplates the effect upon customer loyalty. Many airlines have shifted from sole reliance on behavioral loyalty, which relies upon a customer’s expectations for service and quality. Carriers now embrace transactional loyalty

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Airline Loyalty Becomes a Multi-Billion Dollar Club – Report

CarTrawler sponsored research explores the jumbo economics of loyalty programs at Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, JetBlue, IAG, Qantas, Southwest, and United. Co-branded credit cards deliver wheelbarrows of money for some airlines. The latest IdeaWorksCompany report explores how this has transformed frequent flyer programs (FFPs) and contemplates the effect upon customer loyalty. Many airlines have

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Frequent Flyer Programs Deliver Lower Reward Value in the Era of Basic Economy Fares and Co-Branded Cards – Press Release

The 2024 Reward Seat Availability Survey reviews Alaska, American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, and United flight rewards. The IdeaWorksCompany Reward Seat Availability Survey answers the question, “How costly is points redemption for the most popular basic reward type offered by top US airlines?” Key overall findings include: • Prices of rewards (in miles or points) has increased

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Global Bag Fee Revenue Rises to $33.3 Billion – Press Release

CarTrawler 2023 Global Estimate of Baggage Fee Revenue reveals 15% increase from 2022 figure of $29 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 $117.9 billion worldwide for 2023. This CarTrawler Global Estimate

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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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Airline Ancillary Revenue Reaches Record $117.9 Billion Worldwide for 2023 – Press Release

The CarTrawler worldwide estimate posts 7.7% increase above the previous record of $109.5 billion in the pre-pandemic year of 2019.  CarTrawler, the leading B2B provider of car rental and mobility solutions to the global travel industry, and IdeaWorksCompany, the foremost consultant on ancillary revenue, project airline ancillary revenue will increase to $117.9 billion worldwide for 2023,

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Airline Ancillary Revenue Hit $69B in 2022, Beating 2019 Levels

PhocusWire Airline ancillary revenue increased more than 50% in 2022 versus 2021 and beat pre-COVID levels.  The increase, released in the CarTrawler Yearbook of Ancillary Revenue in partnership with IdeaWorks Company, is a mark of the recovery in the airline industry with carriers reaping almost $69 billion in revenue from add-ons and loyalty programs compared to

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Report: Ancillary Airline Revenue Surpasses Pre-Pandemic Levels

BTN – Business Travel News The airlines with the most ancillary revenue collected $68.7 billion in 2022, an increase of 51.3 percent year over year, according to a new report from airline ancillary strategy firm IdeaWorksCompany.  To produce the 2023 CarTrawler Yearbook of Ancillary Revenue, released Wednesday, the company scoured financial reports and data from

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