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User currently offlineFAUnited7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 672 times:

The other day, I was going ot purchase tickets to go up to Albany just for the day (On UAEXPRESS), because I have to pay for express =( , and I got this outragouse fare. So I checked out IAD-DEN, and it costs almost the same! Why is this??? And by the way, Why is Albany called Albany INTERNATIONAL airport, they have INTERNATIONAL flgihts??? What airline, what planes? Thank-you id advance. Bye =)


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User currently offlineCapK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 672 times:

First of all, the airport is called "International" because it could handle international flights if needed. I believe if it has customs then it can be rated International.
About the absolutely outrageous prices....
What I have concluded is that routes like that are usually targeted at Business Travel and most businesses will pay big prices because they have large budgets. Ex: Chicago Meigs Field-Springfield is over 320$$$ round trip. But you can walk up and get that fee anytime you want. I believe it's a Beech1900D. They know they can get those prices so thats why they are so high.
Hope this helps...
CapK


User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4453 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 672 times:

Thats absolutely correct. The airlines know that the bussiness men will pay almost any price so they can charge outrageous prices.


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User currently offlineAvroRJ From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 672 times:

I think it's also a question of supply and demand. Express flights are operated by smaller aircraft, with generally less demand for the service.

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