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By Larry Persilly
Wrangell Sentinel writer 

Ferry system may reconsider charging more when ships are fuller

 

February 17, 2022

State ferry management said they are working to be more responsive to community and passenger concerns, including reconsidering the use of "dynamic pricing," where fares increase as ships fill up on popular sailings.

No one likes dynamic pricing, Katherine Keith, the Transportation Department's change management director, told legislators last week.

The pricing structure is similar to airlines, hotels and rental cars, where bookings on popular routes and travel days can cost significantly more, especially as availability tightens closer to the travel dates.

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