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Auction Sales of Hotel Rooms and Airline Seats

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This article provides a primer on the different types of single-item auctions, and then discusses the various combinations of pricing flexibility and opaqueness. It then reveals that whereas 13% of hotel rooms are sold through auction sites, less than 1% of airline seats are auctioned off. It concludes with plausible reasons for the relative unpopularity of buying airline tickets through auctions.


Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2012-03-01

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