We all know that airlines are struggling financially. Apparently, charging passengers for baggage, taking away meals, and adding all kinds of fees isn’t enough even though fuel costs have fallen significantly from a year ago. Still, those airline companies are feeling a pinch. What to do … what to do?
Never fear! Naturally, someone came up with a way to bring in some revenue. Don’t worry, you won’t be charged for the oxygen you use while onboard. Although, don’t rule it out.
Continental Airlines hopes to make some money by displaying third-party ads on its Web site. The company is teaming up with Winstar Interactive to monetize its site through ads that will complement the site and feed into the travel/buying mode of Continental.com visitors. But what does this say about the Continental brand?
What say you? Brilliant or pathetic?
What do you think of Continental.com’s strategy to sell ad space to third party advertisers?
I wonder what’s next. Selling ad space on the inside and outside of airplanes like ads on subway trains and buses? Or maybe flight attendants should wear uniforms covered in sponsors logos like NASCAR drivers? Should I be charging for these ideas?
How do you think airlines should try to bring in additional revenue? Leave a comment and share your thoughts. Don’t be afraid to think out of the box. When they bait you like this, it’s hard to resist.
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