With airlines removing once-included services like baggage and in-flight meals, airfare costs decreased. But while this price drop is popular among travelers, airlines must look for new ways to cut costs in order to maintain a profit.
To stay competitive, low-cost airlines trimmed included amenities. Rather than forking over extra dough to choose a seat with extra legroom (typically more expensive to reserve than a standard seat), guests will have to take a chance and receive a randomly assigned seat, which may be the dreaded middle seat or in the back of the plane.
Before this major dip in airfare, passengers could expect a meal of at least two courses (one shortly after take-off and one before landing), but now meals are no longer a given. Passengers can either pay extra and pre-order in-flight meals or bring their own snacks/meals on board, which may add extra bulk to carry-on bags.
Another negative side effect of insanely low airfare is a more crowded flying experience.
Airlines may need to adjust schedules and remove a few routes to save costs, leaving a higher likelihood all the seats on your next flight will be full. What’s more, these enticing prices may encourage people to travel more and fill airplanes more quickly than they used to.
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