UnattendedBag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2374 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3813 times:
first of all, make sure you DO NOT check a bag in Panama City.
second, for the average traveller, which would you pay more for? A direct route? or would you rather be shipped all over the country? Expedia is locating the cheapest of the cheap fares and shipping you all over the southeast hoping you will make it to your destination. There are a certain number of fares that are available at super discount and expedia has pieced those fares together to get you to Nashville.
BlazingCessna From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3650 times:
Uhh, PFN only has one airliner there at a time. Even if two were there at once, It would be a Delta Connection carrier or Northwest Airlink. I really dont see even the numbnutz around her screwing that up.
Forgot to mention that I will only have a carry-on.
Even though this more flights, less money still make about as much sence as an antenna on an outhouse.
I checked Expedia.com for one-way flights on May 24 2006.
PNS-BNA $248 OW (Duration: 7hr 54m) Connect in ATL/CLE
TLH-BNA $256 OW (Duration: 6hr 54mn) Connect in CLT/ORD
VPS-BNA $265 OW (Duration: 12hr 22m) Connect in DFW/MCI/ORD
PFN-BNA $325 OW (Duration: 10hr 52mn) Connect in MCO/MCI/CVG
Seems that Expedia does find the cheapest one-way fare but with long trip durations and more then one stop(s).
Quoting UnattendedBag (Reply 1): Expedia is locating the cheapest of the cheap fares and shipping you all over the southeast hoping you will make it to your destination. There are a certain number of fares that are available at super discount and expedia has pieced those fares together to get you to Nashville
Blazingcessna From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2897 times:
Ahh, I got ya there.
Im with planeguy on the changes, I got a MiniDV camera and an evil grin....
I would still like to see the business model that explains how this works. I cant be paying for all the fuel that is going to be used to haul my big (300lb) rearend around.
UnattendedBag, again sorry for not getting it! I was doing about 6 things at one time, and didn't have much long term though there!! Thanks for the tip!
That actually happend to me on a trip to HNL in 04. NWA to MEM-LAX, HA to HNL. Bags go missing between MEM and LAX, showed up the next day! It was worse back in 9/01, as on the way there (Pre-11th) DAL lost our bags in DFW. Here is the worst of it. I had an 8 hour delay in DFW and changed to AAL. 8 hours...Didnt get my bags until the last flight AAL in to HNL on the 10th!!
Spoke2Spoke From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2837 times:
The model here is skewed because we're working with a ticket reseller, Expedia, and not buying direct from an airline.
Expedia buys bunches of seats from the airlines at discounted prices and then resells them to you. So Expedia might be selling this wacky itinerary to you at or near cost, unloading a bunch of segments they have sitting around.
Surely, sometimes similar things happen when buying direct from the carrier.
...carelessness and overconfidence are usually far more dangerous than deliberately accepted risks. - Wilbur Wright
LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 14028 posts, RR: 48
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2702 times:
Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 12): Look at just about any of their routes to Florida, at least one flight is a 763/764. TPA, MCO, FLL, JAX...
ATL-MCO was even flown with a 777, don't know if they still operate that type on the route. Most of the 764s get pulled from domestic service and should be re-located to transatlantic flights, though they might need a cabin refurbishing, so its configured for International flights.
I presume the reason why DL flies lots of widebodies into Florida must have something to do with lots of O&D traffic to Florida. Correct me if I'm wrong though.