Which airline is right for you?
On the heels of the deadly terror attacks in Paris, and in the wake of the Paris attacks in November, the airlines industry is under renewed scrutiny as airlines seek to bolster their bottom lines.
According to a new report from the aviation industry’s largest trade group, the Association of Flight Attendants, the average cost of airline travel was $2,858 per passenger in the first quarter of 2018, an 8 percent increase over the same period in 2017.
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According the Association’s quarterly report, a total of 8,400 flights were canceled due to delays, and nearly 6,400 passengers were denied boarding.
While there is a good deal of disagreement over the reasons for cancellations, there is agreement that the airlines have to make some money to make money, especially as more and more passengers opt for online travel.
The Association of Airline Pilots (AAP) has been working to help airlines navigate these new financial realities.
According of the association’s quarterly release, the number of flights cancelled during the third quarter of the year grew by nearly 40 percent compared to the same quarter in 2017, an increase that was attributed to the recent terror attacks and an uptick in the number and types of passengers flying.
On the other hand, the FAA is taking a different approach, and the agency has announced it will begin to monitor the airlines that fly in and out of the U.S. in order to keep them in line with the latest aviation regulations.
“The FAA is committed to keeping the skies open for air travel, and we’re focused on ensuring our nation’s skies remain safe and secure,” FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said in a statement.
We need to keep an eye on airlines to ensure they keep their fares low and stay on track with their air travel.