"Do I hear $300? No? All right, going once, going twice … sold! One roundtrip ticket from LA to New York for $290, sold to the lucky bidder in the yellow tie!" 

Sound farfetched? Then you haven't been paying attention. 

Surely you heard about a certain governor who put the state's private jet up for sale -- on eBay. And more to the point, JetBlue announced last week that it was putting up a few hundred seats for auction -- where else? -- on eBay. 

This got me to thinking -- maybe, just maybe, a new path to airline profits (and consumer nirvana) is to toss out the current "yield management" model for ticket sales -- and try the "auction" model...

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1,276 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 14 years ago by KikiPeepers

Should airlines use auctions more often when selling tickets?
"Do I hear $300? No? All right, going once, going twice … sold! One roundtrip ticket from LA to New York for $290, sold to the lucky bidder in the yellow tie!"

Sound farfetched? Then you haven't been paying attention.

Surely you heard about a certain governor who put the state's private jet up for sale -- on eBay. And more to the point, JetBlue announced last week that it was putting up a few hundred seats for auction -- where else? -- on eBay.

This got me to thinking -- maybe, just maybe, a new path to airline profits (and consumer nirvana) is to toss out the current "yield management" model for ticket sales -- and try the "auction" model...

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14 yrs ago - Friday 9/19/08 - 8:38:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
thats gay
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 10/29/08 - 5:46:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 9/19/08 - 8:38:48 AM juliewillard wrote:
thats gay


What's so homosexual about it? : p
13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 10/29/08 - 12:25:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
Gay use to mean 'joyful' - back in my day.

But I doubt she ment it in either of those ways.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 11/29/08 - 2:38:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
They need to do SOMETHING. The cost of airfare is way too expensive.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 11/29/08 - 2:46:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
Auctioning off tickets will merely ensure that only the rich can fly.
13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 3/1/09 - 1:42:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
People would probably complain the so-and-so got a cheaper ticket then them.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 5/12/09 - 3:00:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
no just show the price, people who need to fly are busy and dont want to jerk around with that E-bay type B.S.



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