Air fares tumbled in 2015, but are on the march again. That’s the word from one of the authors of the most comprehensive report on the subject, the Australian Aviation & Airfare Analysis, produced jointly by the Centre for Asia-Pacific Aviation and 4th Dimension – the consulting arm of Australia’s biggest travel retailer, Flight Centre.4th Dimension’s general manager, Virginia Fitzpatrick, is talking about Australia, but she could also be describing North America, a glut of cheap discounts is now being wound back as airlines push for higher fares.Heavy discounts – pushed out the door willingly by the airlines – followed 2014’s oil price collapse that ended a decade when carriers were almost at war with their customers with new ancillary fees to ease the squeeze on their bottom lines caused by soaring jet fuel prices.Airlines in Australia and overseas have used their savings on fuel in the past 18 months to invest more in the customer experience on items like in-flight internet.In Australia, according to the CAPA-4th Dimension report, average air fares fell 5.77 per cent in this year’s first quarter after being pushed up by eight to nine per cent in 2015.“Virgin Australia … led Qantas in instigating fare increases throughout 2015, with six increases against Qantas’ four,” the report says.With the Australian economy faltering in this year’s second quarter, that situation has changed, but the Qantas-Virgin Australia duopoly, even with their low-cost subsidiaries Jetstar and Tigerair, has evolved into a much more sophisticated version of the old Qantas-Ansett contest.In fact, says Virginia Fitzpatrick, even though demand is subdued, both airline groups are tightly managing fares and yield – the price per seat – so that they don’t fall back into the financial bloodbath they inflicted on each other between 2012 and 2014 when the old Virgin Blue became Virgin Australia, a full-service airline, offering business class for the first time.Both groups have scaled back planned growth in the number of seats they’re flying this year, which means they have to discount less to fill them.“I think this year, in reverse to last year, we’re going to see that those cheap seats are going to be sold early and quickly and both carriers are going to be selling high fares,” Fitzpatrick tells AirlineRatings.com. “They’re going to go for the high yield. With reduced seats, what do you get? Prices going up.”Fitzpatrick says, in spite of quiet market conditions that might have led in the past to increased discounting, “fares are being controlled dynamically daily by the airlines and they are very, very good at this”. “They’re going to be driving up their yields,” she says. “That’s the only warning I can give. I think we’re in for a higher cost of travel.”While Fitzpatrick says they’re only her personal views, she is describing a new worldwide restraint by the airline industry, which lost billions of dollars after the 2001 terrorist attacks on the US and was clobbered again by the global financial crisis of 2007-08.Airlines are being very cautious about the possibility of being plunged back into losses by the possibility of yet another of the regular shocks that seem to beset the industry.In the US, fares have been dropping for more than a year and the average return fare late in 2015 was the lowest since 2010, according to industry figures. Ticket prices have fallen even further this year, the airlines say. But, as they saved billions of dollars on jet fuel, domestic and international carriers added seats faster than travel demand was growing and the major carriers are now taking steps to rein in the oversupply.
Associated Press FABULOUS FRESHMEN: Maryland Eastern Shore’s AJ Cheeseman, Da’Shawn Phillip and Glen Anderson have combined to account for 35 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 41 percent of all Hawks points over the last five games.TERRIFIC THOMAS: Koby Thomas has connected on 19.2 percent of the 52 3-pointers he’s attempted. He’s also made 58.7 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: The Eagles are 0-12 when they score 63 points or fewer and 10-8 when they exceed 63 points. The Hawks are 0-24 when they fail to score more than 64 points and 5-1 on the season, otherwise.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Hawks have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Eagles. Maryland Eastern Shore has an assist on 30 of 63 field goals (47.6 percent) across its past three outings while Coppin State has assists on 33 of 72 field goals (45.8 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Coppin State as a team has made eight 3-pointers per game this season, which is most among MEAC teams.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCoppin State (10-20, 6-9) vs. Maryland Eastern Shore (5-25, 4-11)William P Hytche Athletic Center, Princess Anne, Maryland; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Coppin State looks to extend Maryland Eastern Shore’s conference losing streak to five games. Maryland Eastern Shore’s last MEAC win came against the Florida A&M Rattlers 81-71 on Feb. 17. Coppin State beat Morgan State by seven on Saturday. March 4, 2020 UMES looks to end streak vs Coppin State For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBanKo Perlas skipper Sue Roces said Wednesday it’s her team’s lack of teamwork that’s been the major factor in their skid at the start of the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference.The Perlas Spikers started the tournament 0-2 and their latest defeat was at the hands of Pocari Sweat in four sets, 25-21, 22-25, 25-19, 27-25, at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT “We haven’t been complete since the start of the conference,” said Roces who had 12 points in the loss. “We really lack the players so we really can’t rotate our pieces, and we still lack the teamwork.”“Just a little more, but we still need to be complete as a team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBanKo started its campaign in the Open Conference without Kathy Bersola, Nicole Tiamzon, who were on vacation after graduating from University of the Philippines, and Rysabelle Devandero.Roces said they’re able to practice but some players have day jobs and they couldn’t organize off-court activities where the players can bond outside of volleyball. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Beermen celebrate with fans as Grand Slam talks continue Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LATEST STORIES Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong “We’re able to practice every day but some of us are working, some are only able to join us at night,” said Roces. “We don’t have any time to bond so I guess that’s another thing we have to work out.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera MOST READ
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