Frequent flyer programs premium and the role of airport dominance
AbstractThis paper estimates a Frequent Flyer Programs (FFP) price premium -- higher fares associated with a larger proportion of travelers using FFP. The results show that FFP affect the entire price distribution, but the effect is larger on lower end fares. In addition, airport dominance increases the premium on less expensive fares but has no effect on the premium associated with the right tail of the price distribution.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 36231.
Date of creation: Nov 2010
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Publication status: Published in Applied Economics Letters 16.18(2011): pp. 1565-1569
Frequent Flyer Programs; Pricing; Airlines; Panel Data;
Other versions of this item:
- Diego Escobari, 2011. "Frequent flyer programs premium and the role of airport dominance," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(16), pages 1565-1569.
- L93 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Air Transportation
- C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
- L12 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Monopoly; Monopolization Strategies
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