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AirTran Offering Fares From MDW $19 For 48 Hours  
User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3307 times:
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Just got AirTran's weekly fare email. I have never seen them offering fares that low. Why so cheap? Maybe cause of B6 coming to ORD?

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User currently offlineB757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3203 times:

the fare is from MDW-MSP what the heck does that have to do with B6? They aren't even flying until January.


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User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3164 times:
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Quoting B757capt (Reply 1):
what the heck does that have to do with B6?

Ok killer settle down. I did not look into it to see where exactly the $19 fare was but none the less I have never seen a fare that low from FL. Overall it seems to be a pretty big sale.


User currently offlineSkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3135 times:

OOO yippe! The $19 sale is a one way ticket from MDW to MSP. Probably trying to jump passenger counts for the thanksgivings travel time. Trying to steal passengers from UAL, AA and NWA.

User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4537 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3118 times:

Dang. I see they are offering $59 each way from IND to FLL. How can they come close to break even with those kind of fares?


Indy = Indianapolis and not Independence Air
User currently offlineORD14R From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3053 times:

Yeah, I don't understand...my IND-TPA tickets for next week are $200 cheaper than when I bought them in September...I called them up and got a credit for the fare difference. I can't believe fares would drop before Thanksgiving.

User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5008 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3050 times:

Quoting Indy (Reply 4):


How can they come close to break even with those kind of fares?

Limited availability.



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User currently offlineFlyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3008 times:

I found a similar email in my inbox this morning from NW. Only theirs was $49 o/w. I'm wondering if the airlines are finding excess inventory for the holidays as consumers aren't willing to pay the higher fares they are charging for the peak time frame. Also, most appear to be shorter hop flights too. My 2 cents.

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