Additional ways NWA could generate revenue

 
Old Aug 27, 04, 4:44 pm
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Additional ways NWA could generate revenue

NWA is should announce some additional ways to have customers share the cost of flying. These are only fair because only people who use the service will pay for it. Some of which are almost in place. How much additional income could they generate with following?

1. Charge credit card users an additional 3% for using a credit card, 2% for .US Bank Worldperks card members.

2. Charge people who bags must be handled $20 per bag. Those over weight bags will still be charged extra.

3. Customers who want to purchase gift certificates and want it on paper to give away will need to pay an extra $5.00 for the paper and $7.50 for using staff. If you want it mailed that costs $10.00. BTW, Gift certificates can only be used on limited Y class flights in the next 12 months

4. In order to enter any NWA contests or promotions (Fly free, 123, Mil-zilla, refer a friend, mileage accelerator etc) will now need to pay $1 per entry per contest or promotion. Those promotion cost money to run.

5. Charge $1 for use of airplane restroom plus using the 10 cents for the soap, flushing is 50 cents. Toilet paper is included in the entry fee but they are watching its use.

6. If the flight is cancelled and you need to speak with an agent to get a meal voucher it will cost $5 per person. If you want a hotel voucher that will cost $30.

7. Charge an extra $5 landing fee if you land early, so what if the gate is blocked.

8. If you need assistance to get to a connecting flight you will need to give the gate agent $2.00 or $3.50 if they need to point what direction you go.

9. While flying, if you need to use the overhead light you will need to put in 25 cents for every 30 minutes.

10. After the plane lands you are welcome to use your cell phone but an extra $1 location fee will be added to your cell phone bill.

11. If passengers want the pilot to let them know the altitude and the approximately arrival time they will need to collect a minimum of $30 - $25 if you settle for a first officer.

12. Movies on A330 will now cost $3.95 each headphones are $1 an hour to rent.

13. Passengers who get meals will not only be charged for the meal but an extra 50 cent charge for the plastic ware and $1 to have the tray removed.

14. All elites who change status during the year (move from non-elite to Silver, Silver to Gold, or Gold to Plat) will need to pay $15 before new cards and information is sent out. Each year you will need to pay $15 to get a card.

15. If NWA loses your baggage, for them to look for it will now cost you between $20 and $100 dollars depending on how soon you want it back.

16. Every time someone writes or mentions NWA, Northwest, or Northwest Airlines they must play the airlines a fee. This would include typing in www.nwa.com or writing about the movie North by Northwest.
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Old Aug 27, 04, 7:46 pm
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So what would you add?
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Old Aug 27, 04, 7:59 pm
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Why not flip it and come up with a fee schedule passengers should charge NW?

I'm just waiting for them to call and reconfirm a flight, and me telling them to email me, or pay me $5 to continue this conversation...
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Old Aug 27, 04, 11:06 pm
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>>>>>8. If you need assistance to get to a connecting flight you will need to give the gate agent $2.00 or $3.50 if they need to point what direction you go.


Or $1.50 per total number of fingers employed in the pointing process. The amount is summarily doubled if said fingers are re-used to indicate a left or right turn following the initial pointing direction. Any fingers used by the passenger in reaction to the fee summary will incur an additional $10.00 per instance.
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Old Aug 28, 04, 4:28 am
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Hilarious - am still laughing. I'll be laughing all the way in F tomorrow: DFW-Maui on AA on free ticket (which cost $5 total on AA for security fees only).

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Old Aug 28, 04, 5:02 am
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Wink Wont happen.

4. In order to enter any NWA contests or promotions (Fly free, 123, Mil-zilla, refer a friend, mileage accelerator etc) will now need to pay $1 per entry per contest or promotion. Those promotion cost money to run.
There's a reason you often hear "no purchase necessary" when concerning sweepstakes.

Then the promotion will be considered gambling, and will be most likely prohibited in many states.
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Old Aug 28, 04, 8:26 am
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Originally Posted by ByrdluvsAWACO
There's a reason you often hear "no purchase necessary" when concerning sweepstakes.

Then the promotion will be considered gambling, and will be most likely prohibited in many states.
Maybe they could run this out of Vegas, though? Then they could add a "roulette spin" so you have a 1% chance of winning extra bennies instead of having to pay...

You know, I kinda like this...how about they reserve 1 FC seat on every flight for gambling? Like, say, on your itinerary, you can pay a buck, roll the virtual dice and maybe "win" the seat?

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Old Aug 28, 04, 8:56 am
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Originally Posted by ByrdluvsAWACO
There's a reason you often hear "no purchase necessary" when concerning sweepstakes.

Then the promotion will be considered gambling, and will be most likely prohibited in many states.

Interestingly, all states allow some form of gambling (within the state) except Hawaii but the regulations are so different. But allowing gambling (slots) on a airplane, wile it is in the air, would increase revenue. Just think you could win a food coupon, phone card, or free flight.
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Old Aug 28, 04, 6:39 pm
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It is against VISA and Mastercard policy to allow merchants to charge more when applied to VISA or Mastercard. Probably same as American Express. If it was this easy you'd see it all the time.
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Old Aug 28, 04, 9:34 pm
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Originally Posted by WebTraveler
It is against VISA and Mastercard policy to allow merchants to charge more when applied to VISA or Mastercard. Probably same as American Express. If it was this easy you'd see it all the time.
That is the same augment GDS/SABRE is using but NWA is planning on doing it nayway.
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Old Aug 30, 04, 7:33 am
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Originally Posted by ByrdluvsAWACO
There's a reason you often hear "no purchase necessary" when concerning sweepstakes.

Then the promotion will be considered gambling, and will be most likely prohibited in many states.
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