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What you and the airlines pay

by Published: August 14,2014

Tags: air fares, airports, Business, Mississippi, transportation

Here’s a rundown on fees charged airlines and passenger at Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport: Jackson Evers’s landing fees for commercial aircraft are assessed at $2.71 per 1,000 pounds of landed aircraft weight, according to the Airport Authority. Rental for ticket counters, administrative office spaces, boarding area/gate or passenger lounges is $77.89 a square […] [...]

For best air fares, learn the yield management game

by Published: August 14,2014

Tags: air fares, airport, Business, Mississippi

The Wall Street Journal in a 2011 article likened the pricing of airline tickets to a rug bazaar where the airlines try to get as much as they can out of each passenger. But the passenger can bring some savvy to the bargaining as well, says Glenn McGehee, who learned the airline ticket buying trade […] [...]

Jackson air fares among most expensive in the nation

» Fitch forecast for Southwest departure to increase costs for airlines and passengers looking accurate Passengers at Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport may already be feeling a fare pinch from the regional airport’s loss of discount carrier Southwest Airlines. First quarter figures from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics show average […] [...]

Landmark’s future under new owner is anyone’s guess

» Mystery man said to have placed winning bid for Jackson office building The new owner of Jackson’s Landmark Center is reported to be of foreign descent, though Central Business District leaders say the buyer’s plans for the vacant seven-story Capitol Street building are a mystery. The building sold at a minimum bid auction for […] [...]

Jackson-Orlando air service depends on how low Allegiant can keep its costs

Prospects for Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport landing ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant Air  for service to Orlando hinge on how well the airport can help the carrier shave its operating costs at the airport. A U.S. Department of Transportation grant subsidy the airport expects to receive would ease the cost burden early. But  the Las […] [...]

Fast food, specialty eggs propel Cal-Maine

by Published: August 11,2014

Tags: agriculture, Business, eggs, Mississippi, poultry

Right now is a good time to be a leader in the U.S. egg market. Americans have a growing national appetite for nutritionally enhanced organic eggs and are forsaking cold cereal and yogurt in favor of picking up a hot egg breakfast at traditional lunch stops like Taco Bell and Subway. And the egg aisle […] [...]

SPECIAL REPORT: Lawmakers await feds’ move to repair payday lending flaws

by Published: August 11,2014

Tags: All American Check Cashing, Business, Madison, Mississippi

The chairs of Mississippi’s legislative committees with jurisdiction over payday loans concede the state’s 2012 Check Cashing Act may need some repairs. But with the federal government set to take control of payday lending rules, doing the fixes now could be a waste of time, they say. “I’m waiting to see what they do,” said […] [...]

SPECIAL REPORT: Training emphasized way to double fees on loans for All American Check Cashing

by Published: August 11,2014

Tags: All American Check Cashing, banking, Business, Madison, Mississippi

Just how does a payday lender get double fees off a $200 payday loan to a borrower who is paid monthly? The answer is in an October 2012 training document prepared by Madison’s All American Check Cashing and is part of a practice that has the company in hot water with state regulators. Central to […] [...]

Landmark Center’s sale price surprises bidder

Downtown Jackson’s Landmark Center has a new owner, having sold at a minimum bid auction for about $2.125 million on July 31 to an undisclosed buyer. The final bid price surprised the Hertz Investment Group, a prominent downtown Jackson office property owner which had sought to buy the  345,000-square-foot building vacated two years ago by […] [...]

SPECIAL REPORT: Hotels, industrial park, offices part of mix at Gulfport/Biloxi airport

In his slightly more than two years on the job, Clay Williams has picked up where retired predecessor Bruce Frallic left off in seeking to make the most of Gulfport/Biloxi International Airport’s assets. So far, property controlled by the Gulfport/Biloxi Airport Authority has added a pair of hotels, a Fixed Based Operator which invested $12 […] [...]

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