United4everDEN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2469 times:
I am looking at fares to SNA from DEN and Alaska comes up the cheapest at 160 RT. The funny thing is, you have to route through SEA going there, and then coming back, you go through PDX and SEA. It is more to make just one connection. Why do this, when 1 connection leaves an open seat? I don't mind taking the commuter flight from PDX to SEA (I have the option to do the opposite, SEA-PDX, at the same price), infact I love taking Horizon Air Q400s, it just peaked my curiousity.
Rydawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 870 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2033 times:
Perhaps the reduced fare is sold out on the SNA-SEA flight. Many airfares are allowed to be routed thru various cities if a nonstop/direct flight isn't available. The reduced fare is most likely valid (and available) with routing thru PDX, so perhaps this is why it's happening....Just an idea....
You can take the pup out of Alaska, but you can't take the Alaska out of the pup.