November 28, 2012 |
It's back. Megabus , which offered low-cost bus service to Las Vegas from L.A. in 2007 and then withdrew from the market, will begin service between the two cities on Dec. 12, it announced Wednesday. Like Greyhound , which also has recently introduced low-cost service to Las Vegas from L.A., Megabus hopes to lure Vegas-bound Angelenos out of their cars and onto modern coaches with one-way fares starting at just $1. “We've seen impressive growth throughout North America and are confident that our 21st century double-decker buses with Wi-Fi and power outlets combined with our outstanding prices will be a success among California and Nevada residents,” said Mike Alvich, Megabus.com's vice president of marketing and public relations.
August 30, 2008 |
UAL Corp.'s United Airlines raised domestic fares by as much as $20 round trip to help cover fuel costs. Flights of 751 miles or more had the biggest round-trip increases, a spokeswoman said. Fares went up $10 round trip on flights of 400 miles or less and on routes that compete with discount carriers.
March 4, 2008 |
American Airlines, United Airlines, Northwest Airlines and other major U.S. carriers matched a $10 round-trip boost in ticket prices started last week by Delta Air Lines, according to a fare-tracking website. Discount carriers JetBlue Airways and AirTran Airways also raised fares by $10 on certain routes, FareCompare.com said. U.S. Airways raised fares the same day as Delta.
January 5, 2008 |
Airlines are responding to oil's latest surge by pushing up ticket prices. Roundtrip domestic fares began rising $10 to $20 as crude futures crossed the once-unthinkable $100-a-barrel mark. The widespread increases follow nearly two dozen attempted systemwide fare hikes in 2007, or about double the number during the previous year, according to data from FareCompare.com, which tracks airfare changes. UAL Corp.'s United Airlines, the second-largest U.S. carrier, led with the biggest round of increases Thursday night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2009 |
One-way fares for the LAX FlyAway bus will increase today by $1 or $2 for travelers boarding in Westwood, Van Nuys and at Union Station, and will double for senior citizens and people with disabilities. The fare to Los Angeles International Airport will be raised from $4 to $6 one way for those boarding in Van Nuys and at Union Station downtown. The rate for people traveling from Westwood will increase from $4 to $5. Discounted fares for the disabled and those 65 years and older will jump from $2 to $4. Children under age 2 will continue to ride free.
December 23, 2012 |
After fuel prices sent airfares skyrocketing last summer, you may have sworn off travel to Europe. We can't predict whether summer 2013 fares will shoot up; looking at a sample now tells us they're not cheap - at least, not in comparison with winter fares. The rule of thumb holds true: If you want to stuff a few extra dollars in your stocking, go in the off-season. Because the weather isn't optimal and there are few school holidays, winter is typically the cheapest time to head to Europe, excluding the holidays.