NewLeaf Travel, the company that sells airplane tickets at ridiculously low prices, had its first successful day in the air just yesterday. While some people are still jumping at the chance to book cheap plane tickets, others are starting to doubt how cheap NewLeaf actually is.
The airfare itself may be cheap, but NewLeaf charges a whole bunch of additional fees, and let’s just say that people aren’t thrilled about it. With having to pay for checked luggage and a carry-on item, airport check-ins and snacks on the plane, the charges add up fast.
— Kristine Owram (@KristineOwram) July 25, 2016
In other news, “ultra low cost” still means “just as expensive as everyone else” according to @newleaftravel
— Kolby Zinger-Harris (@kolbythezinger) June 28, 2016
For those of you who don’t know, NewLeaf flies out of small airports to keep its airfare at a cheaper price; but it’s got to make a profit somehow, right? Maybe, just maybe, these extra fees really aren’t all that bad.
“What we want to do is provide that ultra low-cost fare and then put the power of choice back in the consumer’s hands, where it rightly belongs,” said Chief Commercial Officer of NewLeaf, Dean Dacko. “Everyone gets to choose exactly what they want their flight experience to be… You’re not paying for someone else’s services; you’re only paying for what you want.”
In other words, you get to customize your own bill… fun. We suppose it’s probably still better than just getting charged for everything.
If you’d like to learn more about NewLeaf’s launch, check out the video above.