Council Staff Endorses Continuation of “No Frill” Fares

by Council on Wage and Price Stability on September 22, 1975
by Council on Wage and Price Stability

In comments filed Friday, the Council staff urged the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) to permit National and four other carriers to continue to offer “no frill” services. The “no frill” fares were proposed by National Airlines last spring for use during a seven-month experiment to end just before Christmas 1975. The fares offer a 35% reduction from normal coach fares for service in the rear compartments of National’s wide-body aircraft (747’s and DC-10’s). As the name implies, the fares eliminate the extras, such as meals. National designed the promotional fares to fill empty seats on flights which it intended to operate in any event. American, Continental, Delta, and Eastern offer the fares in markets in which they compete with National’s “no frill” service.

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