NWA Slashes Business Fares
Saturday, January 08, 2005
Northwest Airlines has become the most recent company to cut fares for business travelers. They also removed a Saturday stay over restriction on some of their fares. This comes a day after Delta restructured its fare structure. "We have reduced our unrestricted fares in many of the markets we serve, including our hubs," Northwest spokesman Kurt Ebenhoch said.
This comes a day after Delta restructured its fare structure.
Lately travelers, especially business travelers, are becoming fed up with the hassles associated with flying. Some travelers are even choosing to drive on shorter trips, rather than fly. Airlines are hoping that they can lure back business customers by making prices between last minute fares and fare booked in advance more consistent.
They have grown to be the 4th largest airline in the world
Emerging from the late 80s when Public Enemy had rewritten the rules of hardcore rap, NWA was founded by Eazy-E, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre. Although suffering rocky times with Ice Cube leaving in 1989 and Dr. Dre’s departure in 1992, they have grown to be the 4th largest airline in the world, serving more than 900 cities.
This rate change comes just two weeks after Dr. Dre progeny 50 Cent was forced to return to the US from Nigeria after a problem with first class seating. Details of the problem are still sketchy. “For now, we are not prepared to talk about this messy affair. Be patient, we will talk at the appropriate time," said a Nigerian spokesman.