Low-Cost Airfares May Not Be the Deal...

Low-Cost Airfares May Not Be the Deal They Appear to Be

There are 2 comments on the Mashable story from Apr 29, 2014, titled Low-Cost Airfares May Not Be the Deal They Appear to Be. In it, Mashable reports that:

Frontier Airlines announced a new, "simplified" airfare structure on Monday, offering lower initial fares while completely unbundling flight options.

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Nickel and dimers

United States

#1 Apr 30, 2014
While the budgetary cost savings of ULCC's appear great, in reality they just are not that much of a savings when it comes down to it and can be far more of a hassle. But I must say they do serve a purpose. For example:

Scooping up the smelly hippy truck stop hitchhiker crowd
Scooping up the high school / college backpacker crowd able to sacrifice.
Scooping up the non English speaking crowd who can read only price.
Scooping up the ultra cheapsters, just "the type" you want to date your daughter.
Scooping up the untravelled, and in cultured who just don't know any better.

In other words it is a decidedly in middle class experience you are getting aboard ULCC's.

Ultra Low Class Carriers
Nickel and dimers

United States

#2 Apr 30, 2014
ULCC's - Ultra Low Cost Carriers

In other words it is a decidedly under-educated crowd for the educated crowd will definitely NOT jump through the hoops repeatedly to get a budgetary fare just to sit with the urban rabble of the diverse society our America has become, and not necessarily for the better.

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