Quelques mots sur cette LCC floridienne
Qui se fait remarquer aujourd'hui pour être probablement la première à imposer une surcharge (taxe ?) pour le fameux bagage cabine...
Two of the airline industry's ancillary revenue pioneers are attempting to see how far the fee-for-service concept can be pushed, with Spirit Airlines announcing that it will charge passengers up to $45 for carryon bags and Ryanair revealing that it is continuing to pursue its pay-per-use toilet idea.
Spirit, which was the first US carrier to impose checked baggage fees, said yesterday that it will begin charging passengers for bags that are stowed in overhead bins. The fee will be $30 if paid in advance online and $45 if paid at the airport, with frequent-flyer members charged $20. It will apply for flights booked going forward for travel starting Aug. 1.
The Florida LCC said the fees will allow it to keep fares low, acknowledging that a cabin baggage charge is an "unprecedented move." Personal items that can fit under seats, such as laptop computer bags and purses, will remain free. Other items, such as umbrellas, "reading material for flight," diaper bags and "food for immediate consumption" also will be free, it said.
Its checked baggage fees will remain $15 for a first bag and $25 for a second on domestic flights and $20 and $30 on international flights/ All checked bag fees must be paid in advance.
COO Ken McKenzie said the new fees will reduce "fares even further ... [and] reduce the number of carryon bags, which will improve inflight safety and efficiency by speeding up the boarding and deplaning process." He added, "Bring less, pay less. It's simple."
Le bagage soute devient moins cher que le bagage cabine !
Le suivi de cette mesure sur les prochains mois risque d'être intéressante et instructive.
La mode dans le monde du voyage n'est elle pas au "All inclusive" ?
Comment comparer avec toutes ces surcharges les vrais prix des compagnies ?