One of their most popular routes is Miami Florida, but statistic has proven this route is operating at a loss no one can imagine why. The JM20 flight operates from Miami Florida to Montego bay Jamaica on a daily basis, with a reliable schedule which is convenient to passenger .It departs Miami at 10:20 am and arrive in Jamaica at 10:35 am always on time and a low cancellation rate .The reason why I choose flight JM20 is that there has been a drastic decline in passenger load factor. This flight has a capacity of 185 but on any given day the flight is booked at 30-40%. We all know that this type of market is very competitive, but there are other air lines plying this same route and are booked to capacity. What is it that they are doing that Air Jamaica is not doing?
As with most aspects of transportation, gasoline prices are forcing transformation in the airline industry. To help cover the extra costs, most U.S. carriers are now charging fees for services they once offered at no extra cost. Most recently, for example, American Airlines began charging fees to check baggage. Other carriers, such as U.S. Airways and United Airlines are expected to follow suit. The high price of jet fuel has changed the landscape to the point that airlines are parking airplanes and reducing flights even without a drop-off in demand for air travel.
RICHMOND, Va., Oct 07, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The quarterly barometer that tracks traveler frustrations with such headaches as cost, safety and service found movement in both directions during the past summer. While frustrations with rising gas prices fueled a spike in concern about overall travel costs to their highest levels in the past year, travelers registered more resignation over the hassles associated with airline travel. Overall, the quarter's frustration index stood at 55.1 percent, dipping 2.4 points since March but still above the 53.9 point level reported last summer.
"Despite a summertime dip in gas prices, we're seeing...