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Route With Most Expensive Fares?  
User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 10223 times:

I was wondering what the typical prices were for the most expensive routes in the world both on domestic and international.

My guess is that the most expensive fares are:

International: US-Australia

Domestic: JFK-West Coast

....just from thumbing around on different airline websites looking at fares. I may be wrong though.

Any thoughts?

UAL

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User currently offlineCAL764 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 10213 times:

I would say the routes you stated are a good example due to their high demand. I would also say anything into/out of Dubai on EK as well...their fares don't come cheap.


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User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined exactly 7 years ago today! , 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 10195 times:



Quoting UAL747 (Thread starter):
Domestic: JFK-West Coast

Fare actually aren't that pricy on the transcon runs. Expecially to LAX. Can't speak for up front though but I would imagine they would be pretty low also with all the network carriers offering something.



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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 10182 times:



Quoting CAL764 (Reply 1):
Dubai on EK as well...their fares don't come cheap.

JFK-DXB roundtrip is going for around $1000 nonstop on EK and some cheaper fares on United and other US airlines, also European Airlines.

IAH-DXB nonstop is around $1300 on EK at the moment.

But, US-Australia is also sitting at about the same price right now. I think this is the low-season for EK, though I'm not sure why anyone would want to spend and incredible amount of time there during the summer.

UAL


User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 10182 times:

The most expensive US domestic tickets I buy are usually EWR-DTW or EWR-CLE - both are regularly more than $1200 for a day trip. Transcon flights are usually a bargain in terms of cents / mile.

Don't know where you got the impression that EK aren't cheap, CAL764 - they are regularly the cheapest option between the US east coast and many parts of Asia, Middle East, Africa and Australia, as well as directly to Dubai itself.


User currently offlineChase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 10182 times:

Do you mean domestic within the US, or within any single country?

User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 10163 times:



Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 2):
Fare actually aren't that pricy on the transcon runs. Expecially to LAX. Can't speak for up front though but I would imagine they would be pretty low also with all the network carriers offering something.

Actually, let me take that back. It seems as though recently Hawaii fares have been pretty high in economy. Around 700-800 bucks in Y. Also, ANC fares are pretty high as well. So probably higher than JFK-LAX.

UAL


User currently offlineStargold From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 10030 times:

NRT-GRU on Lufthansa or Emiratesin First Class (fare basis FOW) is US$21,616 oneway.

User currently offlineWhatUsaid From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 664 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 10017 times:

FAT-LAX same day RT runs close to 1K. About $2 per mile.

User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 10002 times:



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FAT-LAX same day RT runs close to 1K. About $2 per mile.

I can beat that...a last minute, walk-up fare LAX-BFL is $1,150 - which at 95 nm works out to be a staggering $12.11 per mile...

I would guess, however, that whether it is a last minute trip or it is a 21+ day advanced "super-saver-ultra-deluxe" special, DCA and LGA are going to be the highest fares, based on popularity of these flights with business people.



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User currently offlinePITIngres From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1145 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 9986 times:

Or, PIT-MGW at $1411, which is the cheapest next-day one-stop (there aren't any nonstops); about $19 per mile. Of course, that's per mile in a more or less straight line; the flight goes thru IAD!  Yeah sure I don't doubt that many such examples can be constructed. Or, if you feel that the connection is cheating, DAY-CVG is just under your $12/mile.


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User currently offlineFlyingSicilian From Italy, joined Mar 2009, 1332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9945 times:

While not the most compared to some above-I just bought (well my company just bought) a non-stop IAH-DSM for ~1050.00

I personally just bought a roundtrip IAH-LHR-IAH and IAH-AMS-IAH that together was under 950$ (again for both).



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8902 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9942 times:

PHL-BOS is routinely over $1000 without a Saturday night stay.

User currently offlineMEACEDAR From Lebanon, joined Oct 2006, 753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 9931 times:

I can never find good fares between Europe and BEY. Never. I always get a great deal from the US to Europe, but always get screwed from anywhere in Europe to BEY. You would think a flight from LHR-BEY, be like 400-500 bucks...I had to pay almost a thousand dollars with taxes just for that segment, when my MCO-IAD-LHR flight cost 400 bucks.

User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7521 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 9862 times:



Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 2):
Quoting UAL747 (Thread starter):
Domestic: JFK-West Coast

Fare actually aren't that pricy on the transcon runs. Expecially to LAX. Can't speak for up front though but I would imagine they would be pretty low also with all the network carriers offering something.

If it's JFK-transcon route that competes w/B6, the fares are probably lower than others.

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 12):
PHL-BOS is routinely over $1000 without a Saturday night stay.

HOPEFULLY, that will change when WN comes to BOS this fall; offering this route would be a no-brainer for them IMHO.



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User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3805 posts, RR: 29
Reply 15, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9838 times:

As an example of how fares often have no correlation to route miles... back in about 2000 people were, in a few actual instances, actually paying more for SFO-PSP and return (an intrastate route of 429 miles each way) than what I paid to fly during the very same week PHX-DTW-FRA and return, which is over 5,500 miles each way.

On another occasion, on an itinerary and ticket I put together for a customer who requested first class, the MIA-TPA segment (203 mi) in F cost more than than his SEA-MIA segment (2,719 mi) in F. Even so, MIA-TPA in F yielded "only" about $4.25/mile, making it a bargain compared to, say, LAX-BFL (see reply 9).


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