This is more of a general awareness topic to help you realise how airline CEOs’ minds are wired. My parents have noticed two off their tricks and they are:
Increasing ticket fares when school vacations start and end here in the UAE where there is a HUGE expatriate population. This works as many of us will be spending vacations in our native places and we will be booking tickets around the beginning and ending of vacations so they can get a plane load of profit.
Deliberately overbooking flights then asking us to switch to later flights in the same airline which haven’t been fully booked and giving no option to cancel the ticket.
If you have any other tricks to talk about, post them here.