DeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1366 times:
Well the thing is, you have stale competition on that route. Those carriers' fares will run hand in hand on that route to stay competitive. So if you get something to drive either of their prices down, the other one will more than likely follow.
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Av8rPHX From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 713 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1329 times:
where did you come up with $170? I just checked for 2 weeks from now and it is $78 r/t (before taxes... works out to about $96). I used to fly this route almost weekly for about 6 months last year. The most I think I ever paid was $136
ScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6691 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1213 times:
$85 each way including taxes if you're booking less than 2 weeks in advance or are inflexible in the days/times you're willing to travel is far from expensive on that route. Try looking at the price on BFL-PHX (monopoly route for HP), ORD-DSM (three airlines compete between Des Moines and Chicago), or PVD-PHL (before May 9). At the typical reimbursement rate for travel by car (32 cents/mile; covers gas, amortized maintenance, wear-and-tear, insurance, depreciation on the vehicle), it's still cheaper to fly SAN-PHX at $85 each way.
Scottb From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6691 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1132 times:
Yep, but don't forget to amortize the mileage on your car; let's say it cost you $15,000 new and you expect to get 150,000 miles out of it -- that works out to $0.10/mile. For a 710-mile round-trip (according to Mapquest), that's $71.00 of the cost of ownership of your car. Throw in another $5 towards your next oil change (about $20 every 3,000 miles), about $3 in wear on your tires, and you're up to $133.
And I just priced a ticket for 15 days from now (departing SAN at 0900 and returning from PHX at 1655 on 17-APR) for $108.20.
TxAgKuwait From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1803 posts, RR: 43
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1097 times:
Like someone mentioned, PHL-PVD before May 9 has a walk up fare of $932 RT for a trip of similar length.
And oh by the way if you have priced fuel in AZ and CA lately...unless you drive something like a Ford focus....the gas will get you. As a result the typical mileage reimbursement for travel (if you have an expense acct and use govt figures) is 37 1/2 centsa mile.