CaliAtenza From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1605 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 7216 times:
So as the title says...is it because of the distances involved international (eg coming from DXB or somewhere in southeast asia or India) or does LAX charge higher landing fees? I was just looking at fares online for Emirates and its almost 10,000 INR cheaper to fly to NYC than LAX from BLR. Im paying 57,000 INR to fly to LAX while my friend who is also flying EK is probably paying closer to 46 or 47,000 INR to NYC. Ive noticed this with other airlines too, i.e BA, LH, SQ, etc.
i would tend to agree with you, but AF, LH, BA, pull the same kind of stuff too, which i think is unwarrented because there are plenty of european carriers at LAX. Some asian airlines do the same (MH, SQ--in particular).
and everything to do with more competition and more flights in the NYC metro area . But im glad to hear LAX has a low cost structure among the major airports . I surmised that maybe LAX had higher landing fees so thats why airlines charged more per ticket.