The rise of the budget airlines has brought great benefits to many travelers, but some passengers have complained that their pricing structures often seem to contain hidden costs. At least one airline now look set to change their approach.
Such is the dominance of the budget airlines in the short haul flights market, that many of us are now able to travel both domestically and overseas more cheaply than has ever been the case before. Advertising on the internet and in newspapers calls out for us to take advantage of the latest cheap flight deals.
We're often told that prices have dropped so low that seats are practically being given away.
It's unduly the case that flight prices have reached extremely low levels but some consumers have become aware of the pricing policies used by the budget airlines. They've noted that the advertised prices often seem to be lower than what is actually available when they try to book the flights, whether over the phone or online.
One of the UK's leading regional operators, Flybee, have introduced a new all inclusive flight price policy that many will hope can set the trend for the budget airline sector.
They've decided that all of their advertised prices will now be inclusive of government taxes, including Air Passenger Duty.
Prices will also include other fees that were formerly not transparent, such as the Passenger Service Charge and any security and airport charges.
From now on, consumers wishing to look at flight prices will be able to get a true reflection of the prices immediately, without having to add on the additional charges at a later date.
It's to be rented that other airlines will follow the lead of Flybee and make it easier for us all to see exactly how much we pay for flights.