State of the Airlines

Thursday, January 13, 2005

NEWS: Delta's Fare Plan Suddenly Cool

Another day...another trend of opinions. We are starting to see analyst warming up to Delta Airlines' little scheme. JP Morgan analyst Jamie Banker (an analyst named Banker...go figure) feels that other airlines might learn a thing or two from Delta and that this plan might help them improve revenue while taking passengers back from the low fare carriers. Welcome to my side of the fence Mr. Banker, I've been waiting for you.

In related news Delta is reporting records sales on their website the day after their fare changes went into effect. Other sources are saying the travel managers are busy re-booking tickets to take advantage of the new deals. I am sure this ground swell will even out but hey...the goodwill can't hurt.