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Is Unbundled Pricing A Cure All?

Unbundled pricing is not a panacea and it is not for very product and service. In my previous posts I talked about the cases where unbundling is not the right solution. Five reasons to not unbundle pricing Do not use pricing to solve operational inefficiencies Brand erosion from unbundling (Hulu and  Networks) However unbundling is … Continue reading

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Unbundling the Airline – Measuring Customer Utilities for freebies

The last experiment I conducted was on pricing freebies and how Airlines or any other marketer can improve their customers’ perception of unbundling pricing by focusing on the reference price. The logical next step in the unbundling research seemed to me to find out the relative value of the components of the monolith and what … Continue reading

Airline / Baggage Fees / Behavioral Economics / Classes of Service / Unbundling

Ryan Air Unbundling the In Flight Toilet – “Loodicrous?”

Ryan Air, the pioneer in unbundled airline travel and the first one to charge baggage fees, has come up with the plan for next level of airline unbundling:  unbundle the facilities and charge passengers a pound each time they want to go to, as the British would say loo. Times Online quotes Ryan Air CEO … Continue reading

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Unbundling the Airline – Charging for Water, Coffee and Soda

In August 2008 US Airways unbundled its in-flight service and started charging for soft-drinks. It charged $2 for soda and bottled water and $1 for coffee and tea. After six months, US Airways decided to stop the practice. US Airways took pride in its unbundled pricing model. The service did bring in revenue according to … Continue reading

Airline / Baggage Fees / Consumer Behavior

Extreme Form of Airline Unbundling Pay-As-You-Fly

A newly launched South African airline, Airtime Airlines, is introducing the next leap in airline unbundled pricing:  Pay as you fly.  To be precise the minutes are fixed between cities, it is not necessarily based on a running meter. For instance the Durban to Johannesburg is 75 minutes of airtime.  Instead of buying specific tickets … Continue reading