Sponsor Message:
Travel Polls & Prefs Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Is This The Worlds Most Expensive Flight?  
User currently offlineGoinv From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 264 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 12111 times:

Hi,

Eastern Airways - www.easternairways.com - are offering a return flight from Inverness (UK) to Aberdeen (UK) for £267.70, travelling out today and back tomorrow.
Savings can be made by booking in advance - it drops to £157.

The journey time is 25 minutes - including taxi etc and the mileage, as the crow (or Jetsteam 31) flies is about 60 miles. Travelling today, that works out at £4.45 per mile, booking in advance it drops to £2.61 per mile.

By comparison the train takes 150 minutes and costs less that £20 and driving time is the same with similar costs.

Does anyone know of a more expensive trip - mile per mile?


Be who you are, The world was made to measure for your smile. So Smile.
20 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 12011 times:

any midwestern town where NW is the only game in town  duck 

User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 11965 times:

Eastern do seem to be a high priced airliner, especially for the type of planes that they use, I did hear a rumor that they serve champagne on there flts, is that true, or am i just being stupid?????

User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 11822 times:

I'm not going to do the math, but flights to/from Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard are extremely expensive, on a per/mile basis. LGA-ACK can easily run you as high as $700 in high season, for a USX flight that is in the 200-250 mile range.

User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days ago) and read 11722 times:

I can't find the exact fare, but Papa Westray to Westray may well be the most expensive (also the world's shortest flight, of course) - somewhere around £14 per mile.

Geoff M.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11611 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days ago) and read 11636 times:

Air Southwest offer PLH-NQY and return for around £190 (their website appears to be down so I can't check), flying time can be as little as 10 minutes and is only around 40 miles each way. They call themselves a LCC, yet this is the cheapest fare they offer!

Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19188 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 11529 times:

Eastern Airways is a business-orientated airline. I doubt many people on their flights would be paying their own fares. Good for the airline, of course, if they can earn a profit doing that.

Air Southwest can be very expensive (including on routes other than PLH-NQY), but then all airlines can. Remember that low-cost, no-frills does not necessarily mean low-fares. But it does, of course, completely or substantially erode the value-for-money element.

[Edited 2005-05-26 13:09:05]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 11471 times:

You are including taxes, fees and charges which are fixed costs. The picture would be clearer if these were removed and then the cost per mile calculated.

User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3856 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 11352 times:

Yeah true, those taxes are really high in the UK!

User currently offlineKempa From Brazil, joined Aug 2003, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 11167 times:

Similar stuff in the US. $595.40 in US Dollars

Hagerstown, MD to Pittsburgh, PA: 143 miles 55 min

US Airways Flight US4757 on a Beech 1900 (prop plane) in coach class
(operated by US Airways Express - Air Midwest Airlines)
Departs Hagerstown, MD (HGR) Fri, May 27 6:00a 55 min
Arrives Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) 6:55a

Pittsburgh, PA to Hagerstown, MD: 143 miles 55 min

US Airways Flight US4758 on a Beech 1900 (prop plane) in coach class
(operated by US Airways Express - Air Midwest Airlines)
Departs Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) Fri, May 27 1:55p 55 min
Arrives Hagerstown, MD (HGR) 2:50p


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 11121 times:

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 1):
any midwestern town where NW is the only game in town

I pay $508.41 to 600.00 weeky between DTW & CVG. Same day r/t. DL is the same.


User currently offlineMeerkat From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2005, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 11069 times:

Hong Kong Heliservices. HK-Macau. 40 miles, 15 mins, HKD 1800 (USD 230/ GBP 125) EACH WAY!!!

Makes golf an expensive hobby over here...


User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 11012 times:

Quoting Trekster (Reply 2):
I did hear a rumor that they serve champagne on there flts,

Yep - "full complimentary bar." Helps passengers prepare for those big meetings.  drunk 


User currently offlineTrb10 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 11008 times:

EXT-JER can be incredibly expensive if booked last minute £279.60 to be exact and thats only 25 mins too.....

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 10960 times:

Quoting Trb10 (Reply 13):
EXT-JER can be incredibly expensive if booked last minute £279.60 to be exact and thats only 25 mins too.....

Anything out of EXT is outrageous once you tack on EUR65.00 worth of taxes and fees !! Blimey.

I was looking at a BE fare BES-EXT-BES, EUR7.45 each way (probably GBP5.00) - fare total EUR87.00 with taxes and fees.

Now there is no way the company running EXT is charging BE EUR30.00 per passenger, so methinks BE is tacking on a hefty "fuel" (ie. this is our profit margin) surcharge. They can f.r.o.


User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2342 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 9492 times:

Quoting Geoffm (Reply 4):
I can't find the exact fare, but Papa Westray to Westray may well be the most expensive (also the world's shortest flight, of course) - somewhere around £14 per mile.

Yeah, I was reading about that route in AIRWAYS magazine a while ago and that it is the shortest scheduled flight with a flight time of 1.5 minutes and on a day with good tail winds, can be done in about 60 seconds. Quite ridiculous for what they charge for the flight averaging to about 15 Pounds per mile when it is only 3-4 mile flight to start with.



"Drunks run stop signs. Stoners wait for them to turn green."
User currently offlineAirWales From UK - Wales, joined Oct 2004, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 8550 times:

I used to think Air Wales were expensive

Cardiff - Aberdeen Return £199 inc tax. At least this is a tidy distance.

But when you think I have done several flights to JFK on VS return in tax for £200 - it looks a bad deal!!

AirWales.


User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 8450 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 10):
Quoting Nosedive (Reply 1):
any midwestern town where NW is the only game in town

I pay $508.41 to 600.00 weeky between DTW & CVG. Same day r/t. DL is the same.

So much for the CVG "Simplifares" huh?

And they wonder why so many people drive to DAY to fly.



One Nation Under God
User currently offlineScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6710 posts, RR: 32
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 8133 times:

That's nothing compared to PHL-LGA on US Airways Express. $662.90 round-trip for a 96-mile trip on Dash-8's or regional jets. Or PHL-ABE at $544.40 for the 55-mile trip.

User currently offlineAirlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 7001 times:

LAX-SYD First Class=$29,632.69 a seat round trip. That is equal to a little bit more than $4.50 cents per mile, is it a good deal, is it not?

User currently onlineAzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 752 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6970 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Airlinerfreak -

That seemed a bit high to me. What airline did you check, and are you talking about 2 people?

I checked Qantas NS RT LAX-SYD on their web site, and for flights on Wednesdays, Jun 15 going, June 22 returning, got a first class fare of $13,836.68 for one person, which would be $27,673.36 for two people.



Those who want to do something will find a way; those who don't will find an excuse.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
The Most Expensive Flight? posted Sat Jan 8 2005 03:37:35 by PlymSpotter
Is This The Ugliest Interior On A Modern Airliner? posted Mon May 24 2004 01:25:09 by Jblake1
AAgent: Is This The AA/TWA Shot? posted Tue Apr 9 2002 23:38:28 by ExitRow
Most Expensive Return Flight In Europe You've Paid posted Mon Jan 31 2005 16:05:40 by Pe@rson
This The Most Boring A330 Livery You Seen? posted Sat Dec 25 2004 16:34:31 by EZYAirbus
Most Expensive Ticket In The World? posted Fri Oct 1 2004 15:05:44 by Petazulu
National Carriers With The Least/most Competition? posted Thu Oct 12 2006 18:47:13 by Lazyshaun
The Worlds Best Stewardess posted Fri Aug 18 2006 18:58:46 by Mortyman
Your Most Memorable Flight posted Fri Aug 4 2006 08:35:16 by VHVXB
Is GEG The Worst Airport In The World? posted Wed May 31 2006 22:58:14 by Tockeyhockey