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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16907 posts, RR: 51
Posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

According to the DOT;

EWR has the highest average Domestic airfares in the Country, while ACY has the lowest Domestic airfares in the Country.

http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf...newark_airport_offers_highest.html

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During the 16 years the bureau has collected quarterly air fare data, this may be the first time the highest and the lowest fares have turned up in the same state.

"I don’t recall it happening before," said Dave Smallen, the bureau’s director of public affairs.



Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7557 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

One will have to wonder whether WN's coming to EWR will reduce that high average somewhat... time will tell.


"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
User currently offlinerl757pvd From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4716 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1863 times:

The most congested airports should have the highest fares in the country... supply and demand,


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User currently offlinemogandoCI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

CO's monopoly of NJ passengers help

but it's also semi skewed by CO's numerous transcons (SEA, PDX, SFO, LAX, SNA, SAN, LAS, PHX, DEN etc)
and even one all the way out to Hawaii (that's probably one of the longest domestic nonstops of ANY carrier - does anyone know what's the longest one?)

Then it's NYC, one of the most desirable destinations nationwide, so CO knows they can command a premium for those who want to come visit the Big Apple but avoid the horror that's JFK T-3


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16907 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1784 times:

Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 3):
Then it's NYC, one of the most desirable destinations nationwide,

EWR was #1, JFK was #33. So it's something other than just being NYC.



Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7557 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1769 times:

Quoting rl757pvd (Reply 2):
The most congested airports should have the highest fares in the country... supply and demand,

I don't believe that anyone here is arguing nor debating that in this thread. The premise of the article is just mentioning that the two airports with the highest and lowest overall average (domestic) fares just happen to be located in the same state.



"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
User currently offlineFlytravel From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 3):

The transcon fares out of EWR and PHL tend to be high with no nonstop LFC competition to California. Fares seem higher per mile to closer markets like CLT though. Atleast with international, airport competition and perhaps more flexibility assumed by pax helps keep modest fares out of EWR.


User currently offlineexFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1405 times:

Have to admit I generally don't find the "average domestic fare" a particularly useful number in isolation, but it's interesting to compare these two figures.

It makes sense that ACY has a low average fare - its only service is two non-network carriers who offer a very small number of connections to the West Coast (and none at all to Hawaii or Alaska), and ACY has a relatively low proportion of business travelers paying last-minute fares.

EWR has lots of business travelers, plenty of trans-cons, and is also a fortress hub for CO. I'm still a little surprised by it being the highest in the US, this suggests that cheap flights to Florida and other destinations with lots of advance-purchase services are more than offset by relatively high prices for close-in purchases by business travelers, which makes sense since those are the travelers least likely to consider flying into JFK or LGA, many of them are going to destinations in New Jersey itself, not into Manhattan. Leisure travelers are more willing to go to JFK or LGA, and in the southern part of EWR's catchment area can take advantage of ACY.

Have to agree with Boyd that Southwest's entry won't make a lot of difference, as they'll only have a handful of flights every day and aren't going to undercut the prevailing market price that badly. Hobica's example of EWR-BOS will be interesting to follow up on when JetBlue begins serving the route in May.


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