JetSOUTHEAST From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1217 times:
I notice this odd pricing structure when I search for flights to destinations which involve a connection each way. LCC's are always cheaper when it comes to walkup/one way travel, while majors are generally more, but when it comes to connecting, LCC's are usually $50.00 more than a major!
Keindy From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1209 times:
When I was flying between IND and PHX a few years back it was always $50 to $80 cheaper to connect on NW then go n/s on TZ, HP, or WN and I almost always chose NW as I was on a budget and did not mind the connection plus I got the FF miles. That is my only beef with the LCC's, the FF programs with the legacy carriers are better and I think NW has a very good one.
Doug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3381 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1196 times:
Its odd pricing structures by legacies. It costs more to connect, and the simple pricing structures of LCCs often reflect this. They give you a discount as an incentive to use the flights that are chepest to operate. The legacies charge more for NS flights and less for connections because the NS is more convient, and therfore a more valuable service.