Fri, Aug 25, 2006
Priceline's Mark Koeller On The Return Of Deep Discounts
On Thursday, ANN spoke with Tom
Parsons from Bestfares about passengers' reaction
to the new security rules banning all carry-on liquids aboard
commercial flights. Tom says passengers are coping with the new
restrictions and so far, he hasn't seen more than a day's slump in
demand for seats.
But we're also hearing from charter and air-taxi companies that
their business is suddenly up as a result of the latest security
scare -- this one involving terrorists who threatened to use liquid
explosives to blow 10 transatlantic flights out of the sky.
Now comes word from Mark Koeller, a vice president at Priceline... that deep discounts are
suddenly very much back in the picture.
This feature is in addition to our daily news briefing --
available in either a quick "Touch And Go" format, or an expanded
Aero-Briefing -- where you'll hear these stories:
No charges filed against 12 men arrested after Wednesday's
diversion of a Northwest Airlines flight...
Another suspect charged in connection with the foiled
British terror plot...
And today's the day flight attendants plan to bring CHAOS to
the world's fifth-largest airline....
ANN Daily Touch N Go:
08.25.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
08.25.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Will Discounts
Soon Return To Airline Travel? 08.25.06 (ANN
Special Feature, with Priceline's Mark Koeller.)
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background on the subjects that aviators and other aviation
professionals need to stay informed on.
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or two that dominated (or will be dominating) the day's news. Far
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