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What Is The Tendency Of Airfares Going Down?  
User currently offlineJasp25 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 613 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 12 months 2 hours ago) and read 3846 times:

Hello!

I am trying to search for some airfares for September travel. Last year, on the same dates of travel, I was able to get something around 200+ on FAT-PIT flights.. (1st week of September - 7 days stay) now the prices are at least 500+.
Somehow I feel that these published rates that they offer would scare potential travelers.. With gas prices going up and airlines merging, can I possibly see a decrease in airline prices for this route?

-Jasp


-peace and chicken grease!
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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 1, posted (5 years 12 months ago) and read 3807 times:

I'd say that both the rising oil price (fueled by the weakening dollar) and airline mergers are factors that will make the price go up, not down.

Higher oil price = higher cost of operations = higher airfares.

Mergers = less competition = higher airfares.

The route probably still offers lower fares (which you'll usually have trouble finding out about on most websites anyhow - most will only show what's available, but not what fares actually exist that aren't available), but given the current booking situation, the lower booking classes are already unavailable and so you get the higher fares. It's a bit of gambling - book now, take the $500 fare... or wait and either see the fare go down, or even higher up.



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User currently offlineAlespesl From Czech Republic, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3795 times:

hey,
found following flights for USD 409 all in on travelocity.com

Departure

Flight: Delta Air Lines flight 7586 operated by AMERICAN EAGLE on a Saab 340 Turboprop
Depart: Fresno, CA (FAT) - Tue, Sep 02 at 6:53pm
Arrive: Los Angeles, CA (LAX) - Tue, Sep 02 at 8:10pm


Flight: Delta Air Lines flight 950 on a Boeing 767 Jet
Depart: Los Angeles, CA (LAX) - Tue, Sep 02 at 10:30pm
Arrive: Atlanta, GA (ATL) - Wed, Sep 03 at 6:02am


Flight: Delta Air Lines flight 1648 on a McDonnell Douglas MD88 Jet
Depart: Atlanta, GA (ATL) - Wed, Sep 03 at 7:45am
Arrive: Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) - Wed, Sep 03 at 9:20am


Return


Flight: Delta Air Lines flight 5682 operated by Comair Inc on a CRJ-700 Canadair Regional Jet
Depart: Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) - Tue, Sep 09 at 6:15am
Arrive: New York-Kennedy, NY (JFK) - Tue, Sep 09 at 7:48am


Flight: Delta Air Lines flight 239 on a Boeing 757-200 Jet
Depart: New York-Kennedy, NY (JFK) - Tue, Sep 09 at 8:30am
Arrive: Los Angeles, CA (LAX) - Tue, Sep 09 at 11:47am


Flight: Delta Air Lines flight 7564 operated by AMERICAN EAGLE on a Saab 340 Turboprop
Depart: Los Angeles, CA (LAX) - Tue, Sep 09 at 3:25pm
Arrive: Fresno, CA (FAT) - Tue, Sep 09 at 4:44pm

[Edited 2008-05-01 03:26:31]


Next Flight: Oct 10: PRG-MUC-KIV EMB 195/CRJ 900, Oct 12: KIV-MUC-PRG CRJ900/EMB 195 wiht Lufthansa
User currently offlinePhelpsie87 From United States of America, joined exactly 8 years ago today! , 498 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3761 times:

I hope "low" fares stick around or at least come back. I use that term loosely of course. But I was looking at flights for a cruise in Nov/Dec and prices were up near $1000 PP/RT. That seems rather high to southern Florida, considering if I non-reved to a major city and bought a direct from there it would only be between $300-400 RT. Although, I will admit it is too early to really tell.

User currently offlineSSRJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3678 times:

I hope airfares keep going up. That way, my airline stays in business and I get to keep my job and pay for groceries, and food for my cats and dogs. Oh and I would get to take my wife out for dinner as well every now and then.  Smile

(No offense meant by the way)

I hope the price of a McLaren F1 comes down a bit soon. Last time I checked they were running $1.3 million  spin 

all is full of love



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User currently offlineORDflier From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3598 times:

Fares should continue to rise and reflect the *true* cost of doing business. The American public has gotten far to used to cheap airfares...then complains bitterly when services and amenties provided are cut to provide those cheap fares that they so cherish.

When you compare fares year over year for inflation, the American public has had a *GREAT* deal over the years...



ORDflier
User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7348 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3557 times:



Quoting Jasp25 (Thread starter):
I am trying to search for some airfares for September travel. Last year, on the same dates of travel, I was able to get something around 200+ on FAT-PIT flights.. (1st week of September - 7 days stay) now the prices are at least 500+.
Somehow I feel that these published rates that they offer would scare potential travelers.. With gas prices going up and airlines merging, can I possibly see a decrease in airline prices for this route?

You might see such a lower price - but the basic problem is at $200 - the airline cannot pay the cost of hauling the weight of your body on the route.

They need more money to make a profit/ stay in business.

Mergers are not going to lower airline ticket prices for passengers. They are going to increase prices as few aircraft fly with higher costs for a smaller number of seats.

When we are old, we'll look back on the 100-200 dollar coast to coast fares as the "good old days"

I suspect that fewer members/ percentage of the generation being born now will fly in the 20 year away future than the generation of their parents.


User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3539 times:



Quoting RFields5421 (Reply 6):
You might see such a lower price - but the basic problem is at $200 - the airline cannot pay the cost of hauling the weight of your body on the route.

They need more money to make a profit/ stay in business.

You'd think that this would be the case across the board, but every now and then, I see examples of ridiculously cheap airfares that I can't figure out for the life of me. For example, I booked flights to go EWR-STT on CO for next March, and in the past, flights to STT have always been at least $600 roundtrip, if not higher. However, this time, for March '09, they were $266 pp roundtrip, including tax. It's ridiculous! I bet that fuel alone would cost more than that per person -- I can't figure out why CO would offer such a cheap fare...


User currently offlineJasp25 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 613 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3461 times:

Quoting ORDflier (Reply 5):
Fares should continue to rise and reflect the *true* cost of doing business. The American public has gotten far to used to cheap airfares...then complains bitterly when services and amenties provided are cut to provide those cheap fares that they so cherish.

It should be that way but there is some sort of ambiguity to that argument. I have 2 ticketed itineraries for this month. One of them, using the same booking codes on both, has gone up by more than $200 and the other one did not change price at all (not even a dime more). I don't understand the reasoning that because of the oil prices going up, airlines keep the prices on other routes while doubling up the prices on the other.

-jasp

[Edited 2008-05-01 21:15:09]


-peace and chicken grease!
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