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-- you are you -- are looking good this Sunday morning 650 force the time I'm an appointment to major carriers merged to create the world's largest airline.
US Airways and American Airlines now one and -- 187.
Million passengers so.
With less competition can still get a good deal on tickets here with some helpful hints for ice is travel expert Mark -- get -- -- Thanksgiving thanks.
He -- first -- that we could possibly have more options so fares could be going down I mean supply demand this is this to make about -- below that the biggest challenges you know three major carriers -- -- the vast majority of all airline flights in the US so that's gonna make prices go up because it's almost right.
But at the other on the other side American and US -- getting together is gonna provide more connections through more hubs and therefore if -- flexible terms of where you go.
Through to get here and destination you might find some crossings from just may have to have long layover somewhere absolutely yeah what about fare wars you say that -- at -- you know they're gonna have to -- be competing some of -- -- airline seat -- southwest AirTran and jetBlue.
Airlines like data gonna see prices rise and look at those markets and say hey I can win -- I can operate more profitably than the major carriers.
And therefore pull some fares down wherever you see competition.
Especially from -- lower fare guys.
You see the legacy guys have to drop the prices to match -- -- you still gonna have that but not as much as you've had in the past because it's been such a consolidation and we already feel like we get robbed every time we go to the airport.
All of these fees and say they aren't going anywhere.
Now I think you're gonna see more fees now think about that more fees and the reason the airlines do this is because -- transparent pricing on the Internet.
They looked out of the Internet.
Everyone can see what the price the -- -- what they try to do is shift some of those cost that used to be billed to the ticket price to the back.
And that way it's really difficult for the consumer to compare and contrast prices so one thing I would ask you to do is make sure you understand the full cost of the ticket.
Because those ancillary fees -- made billions of dollars to the airline just last twelve months.
-- -- a look at those as part of your total purchase price and mark cutting out the middleman is not always the best case -- say travel agent can really help.
Yet people don't understand how many combinations and people spent hours and hours and hours trying to find the best -- These guys are pros they know where to go where to look where to find those combinations.
And I and they also know those ancillary fees I would suggest talk to a travel probably -- 60% international airline tickets 40% of domestic ticket for a reason.
They know what's going on just a few seconds -- frequent flier miles OK the two programs are separating -- one of the benefits is for those business travelers and Q&A -- those miles.
They'll be able to ultimately come -- and those miles in between you know.
And and cash them in at.
The much bigger network in terms of the -- thanks for all the help today Mark Murphy thanks so much.
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