IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6163 times:
I got the same thing when I booked my British Airways LAX - LHR - LAX flights. ba.com game me $697, aa.com game me $572...same flights, same class, same seats, same times, same planes, same airline, over a $100 difference. Very odd. I'm not going to complain, though!
Ualcsr From United States of America, joined May 2006, 485 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6155 times:
I just returned from LHR to MIA; was flying on a UA companion pass to IAD but seeing that it would take a few days to get out given very heavy loads, I decided to buy a ticket and get back. AA wanted $2800 for a last minute, economy tkt LHR-MIA, went to the Virgin counter and got the same routing for $900. Go figure.
Alaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5887 times:
I fly the AKL-LAX route quit a bit on QANTAS. the flight is codeshared with AA and BA, I have always wondered if it is the same price on all the different airlines. this is what I found out:
QF26 LAX-AKL nov.1st. and QF25 AKL-LAX nov.9th. (I choose those dates for this search because they are in the distance, but not to close to the holidays)
PRICE: $1196.79 USD (round trip) www.qantas.com
BA 7302 codeshared with QF25 nov. 1st. LAX-AKL and BA7303 codeshared with QF25 nov.9th. AKL-LAX
PRICE: 1737.79 (round trip) www.ba.com
AA 7337 codeshared with QF25 nov. 1st. LAX-AKL and AA7315 codeshared with QF25 nov.9th. AKL-LAX
PRICE: $1226.80 USD (round trip) www.aa.com
these prices are all after tax. so you can see that Qantas would be the better deal, since its the cheapest and it would just be easier to deal with the airline that you are traveling on.
on other question:
Why does the tax prices vary on the different carriers?
Qantas is at $208.79USD
BA is at $188.79USD
AA is at $58.80USD
there is alot of difference in there. it could be because Qantas and BA are from different countries so their tax levels are different, but still its the same flight. I would think that could play an advatage to AA or any American airline, their fares COULD look lower going international then the overseas airlines.
to some people the sky is the limit, to aviation enthusiasts, its home!
AirScoot From United States of America, joined May 2005, 688 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5840 times:
Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 7): there is alot of difference in there. it could be because Qantas and BA are from different countries so their tax levels are different, but still its the same flight. I would think that could play an advatage to AA or any American airline, their fares COULD look lower going international then the overseas airlines.
A lot of that has to do with how much inventory a carrier is handing over for codeshare. QF by definition would have more space to sell so it's more likely you'd get a bucket (class of service) that would permit you the lower fare. That's not always the case, however.
This is the fun part of airline pricing... guessing who is going to charge what for the exact same aircraft The aforementioned YQ/YR tax isn't surcharged on the South Pacific to the same extent that it is on European carriers.. but I will bet that the BA codeshare does have it in there.