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Airline profits -- the gains amounted to this year with carriers expecting a net profit of nearly eleven billion dollars.
That's a 40% from last year.
So why isn't big boost in business and good news for fliers.
Mark Murphy is -- travel expert in the CEO of travel alliance media great to see you are right Alley selling their profits are up.
Share billions of dollars up 40% and why aren't they passing that along to -- -- because it lost ten billion dollars in in the downturn itself it's very difficult the profit margins for airlines about two point 6% right now it's not have to profit margin that was just a few years ago.
So they're getting squeezed and what they're doing is a kind of squeeze in us a little bit.
When they get the opportunity to do that.
We like guys making profits we want them to be successful but the point is if -- hosing the flyers.
I don't want that -- about closing but yeah yeah.
They're trying to squeeze the customer and while hiding fees that's the thing what can we do about -- -- here here's the count on the Internet everything's transparent so.
They want to put out the lowest possible air -- so -- you sort from lowest to highest you -- first appear US air the challenge with that is -- that pressure to show the lowest fare.
They back and back and a lot of fees so the charge you for special seat selection for meals on board for.
And literally everything under the sun biking and -- -- and you think you're gonna pay 12100 bucks but after baggage meals right up to 14100 actually -- absolutely OK so let's put the tips for how we can trick then since they're trying to -- guys -- first first tip is realizing you go in London 60% of the airline -- -- -- 70% a book by traditional travel agents which most people forget.
And many of those airline tickets can be booked through a package through it -- operator with tour operators there was a negotiate with the airline -- negotiate with the hotel.
Car rental they package -- together that.
Hey pass the savings on to where do you find those packages well many of them -- -- so the only available through traditional travel -- your local American Express or an affiliated shop with any number of different organizations Tripoli for example so that's my best tip.
But with a travel agent.
Get aid package and that package deal will pass the savings and you know is there a good time to fly a bad time to play and and there's some good carriers some bad carrier's -- would you recommend OK a lot of times of the carries it's come down to just get there at the cheapest possible price these people view it as a commodity.
So in terms of timing go shoulder season.
Bill now -- going to Europe.
Skip this summer if you want to keep your budget in check travel in September and October.
Any time you're traveling outside that mainstream great time to travel to the Caribbean right after the start of the year because people go for Christmas break and then the -- clear out right.
Go to a place like Mexico because people see all the negative news on Mexico.
Twenty million Americans went to Mexico and you get a great deal today going to Mexico Mexico is a great place yeah by the maker of food and fun Mark -- thanks so much as a -- -- all -- knew -- ratios at thank you.
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