Do you believe the trial campaign starting next year by airlines to provide individual pricing, baggage fees and seat assignments directly to customers, will provide more improved pricing for frequent travelers? see http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2012/10/21/airfare-comparison/1642101/
No, I don't. Airlines will not do anyghing that will benefit anyone but themselves.
Before I even read the article, I was going to say exactly the same thing as Monte. Now I'm sure of it. They will not be interested in lowering prices for frequent travelers, but in making sure they don't offer you a lower price than you might find elsewhere. For the frequent traveler, it won't be different from what they offer today. For the infrequent traveler, they will be doing what Eurail Passes and Paris Passes, in effect, do now: soak the unwary. You know how we are constantly explaining to the newcomers that yes, a train pass is almost always a bad deal, and yes, getting euros ahead of time from your bank is always a bad deal (yes, even if there's "no commission")? Well, soon we'll be explaining how not to always believe the "this is the best price you're going to find, so buy now or else" that the airlines will be dangling in front of people.
Geez, how charitable. Certainly they'll tailor lower priced tickets to those who live in lower priced neighborhoods and have less buying power. lol
I don't look at it cynically, but I never believe in a "special deal". The airlines will get the most they can for a seat, I'll pay the least I can. We'll meet somewhere in between (hopefully closer to my end).