Tokolosh From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 359 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2035 times:
I remember fares from Europe to South Africa used to be about 3,500 Guilders for the cheapest ticket. If you want a conversion into your own currency go to www.xe.com (I tried to highlight the link but that would not work). Today the price is between a third and a half of that amount!
Tan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1847 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1958 times:
Recently I found some old tickets from the late 70's and early 80's..and actually fares today were quite close on a number of routes. Thus in inflation (even at the current low rate in the US) adjusted dollars, todays fares are quite a bargain.
Ltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12337 posts, RR: 12 Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1803 times:
Yes, on PeopleExpress you could pay on board. The f/a's would go down the asile with a cart with a credit card processor and a cash box. Of course you couldn't do that today! On domestic flights, PEX usually between $ 59 to 129 o/w + taxes and $3 for each check in bag. For their Service to London and Brussels, was sometimes 99 + tax o/w but usually $149 o/w +taxes/fees.
Shortly after deregulation, coast to coast or northeast/Florida fares were often $99 + taxes each way or less on LLC's or if bought a bit ahead, like 14 days on majors. Many majors serving NYC/LHR or Paris, used to offer standby fares in the 1980's-early 90's of $149-249 o/w + taxes.
Often these cheaper fares varied according to time of year, day of week.
I believe the original Eastern Shuttles between LGA and BOS or DCA were originally priced at $19-29. Now that is about $220 o/w walk up price or the same for an advance purchase r/t.
Tripseven From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 72 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1754 times:
In the late 80s (89?) My family paid $12 one-way on the Eastern Shuttle (BOS-LGA). Yes, you are reading correctly. Eastern was going bankrupt, or close to it, and they were running some crazy promotion. The prices were supposed to reflect the original prices on the Eastern Shuttle in the early 60s. My whole family of 4 flew roundtrip to NYC for $96. We flew an L1011 down and a DC9 back. I don't think it was regular Shuttle equipment. However, after getting the great airfares, we got ripped-off by a cabbie from LGA to our hotel in midtown. That cab fare was $60- it should have been $15-25.