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User currently offlineGD727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 925 posts, RR: 10
Posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3170 times:

Next April, my family and I are going to Orlando. We were originally going to try flying out of BOS Nonstop on Delta Express, but my dad just flew out of BOS a couple of days ago on AA and he said the lines and crowds were terrible, so we want to fly the Delta Express flights Nonstop out of PVD, but those flights are so damned expensive, why is this? PVD-MCO is obviously a leisure route, and lesiure travelers won't pay as much as regular buisness travelers, so why do they charge so much? I am in a dillema as I am trying to find a Nonstop flight to MCO that does not leave from BOS. We cannot fly Southwest as my dad demands reserved seats! Do you think the price will go down as time goes on. Any suggestions are needed, thanks.

-GD727


Mmmm forbidden donut.
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User currently offlineAC330 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3141 times:

As an airline employee my self I can tell you that booking that far in advance in not necessarily going to get you the best fare. How much is the fare you are getting on Delta Express? You woud probably be better off waiting until late in the fall or even the new year

User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3137 times:

What airport is PVD? Is there competition on the route? If there isn't much, maybe that is why the prices are so high. Considering that you have 10 months though, I would certainly wait. Maybe a few months until the trip, prices will go down. My family is taking a trip to Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada this year and we were going to fly into either RNO or SMF (Sacramento) and then drive a little ways. They are the closest airports to Lake Tahoe. Well, for months and months, the prices from ATL to RNO or SMF were in the mid-300s which was too high. For a brief period they dropped to $225 maybe 4 months before departure, but my dad did not buy because he thought they might get better. I was skeptical, but hopeful. Anyway, they went back up into the mid-300s for a while, every once and a while dipping to $300, but then finally, a month ago or so, for one day, Continental had a fare for $251 per person through IAH and we bought then. We are leaving in July, so it was only two months in advance when we saw the second best prices. So what I'm trying to say is that it wouldn't hurt to wait for while because there is no pressure right now to buy and there is a good chance I think that it will go down in time. I don't know what would be good for PVD-MCO though, so you'll have to judge that or ask someone. All of this is just what I think will happen; there is no guarantee that this is correct because I am no expert. Well, have a great trip and good luck with your flights! Sorry that I couldn't answer why the prices are so high.

User currently offlineGD727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 925 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3124 times:


AC330: I am getting fares ranging from $298 Per Person up to $410 Per Person, I sure hope the fares will decrease.

Airplanetire: PVD-Theodore Francis Green State Airport, Providence, Rhode Island. PVD is a single terminal airport with 22 gates. Southwest is pretty big at PVD, so Delta Express has to compete with Southwest's 4 daily flights to MCO, Delta Express only has 2.

Thanks for the suggestions!

-GD727



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User currently offlineVincent32 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3119 times:

What about BDL?
I know that they do have BDL-MCO nonstop on DLX.
Also Delta has probably more (or at least larger A/C) flights out of BDL if you wanted to connect.
Hope it all works out!

Vincent32 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineAC330 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3095 times:

I was looking at fares from MHT to MCO and they seemed to be really cheap! You might want to check them out.

User currently offlineJcxp15 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 997 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

Doesn't Delta have a 767 out of BDL to ATL? Usually when prices are high, either the specific coach type low price seats are already sold (there are many prices for coach seats, but only a certain amount are alotted for cheap prices). In your case this is probably not the case. It's most likely because Delta is the only airline that offers non-stop PVD-MCO (if I'm not mistaken).
For example, Delta used to be the only airline to offer ATL-PNS service, and ticket prices were astronomically high (sometimes close to $1000 for a round-trip), but once AirTran moved in prices went down to under $200 RT. If I were you, I'd seriously look at BDL as someone mentioned, because there you have more airlines which means the prices will be lower. The only problem would be that you'd most likely have to connect.
Also, did you try AirTran? I'm not sure if they offer reserved seating though, as I don't think they do. AirTran might leave from a different terminal at BOS too, so the lines might not be as long. Anyway, good luck!


User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4530 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3032 times:

Well, you're booking way too far in advance, so all that's being listed in the reservations systems are full Y fares. Start checking a few months in advance. Also, check other options besides DL. WN always has cheap fares. Also, you could try CO via EWR, US Airways through PHL or PIT, UA through IAD, and such.

User currently offlineTxAgKuwait From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1803 posts, RR: 43
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3032 times:

'Tis a shame that your dad is so hung up on having perople tell him where to sit rather than choosing a seat...although Southwest isn't booking out as far as April yet...they have round trips (I checked in October) for $138 + tax.....with security fees and airport fees the nonstops will run you $155 for the whole deal.

User currently offlineConcorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3010 times:

Airplanetire: Are you going thru Reno or Sacramento?

 Smile


User currently offlineLonghaul747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2950 times:

In September I will be going to Lake Tahoe and then on to San Antonio from Seattle. I have been checking and most of the airfare has been really high. The best I have found was on Delta for $326. My leg from SEA to RNO will be on Southwest for $83. Right now it is cheaper to do it this way then to book Delta. SEA-RNO-SAT-SEA all on Delta they want over $450 and the flight stops in SLC to RNO.

It all seems high right now but I think they will drop after 4th of July weekend. Right now everyone is booking for summer travel so the airlines are offering full summer fares. Even if you are not flying in the Summer you still get to pay full summer fare. I am happy paying $83 one way on Southwest but I would like to see my other flights go below $300.

Chris


User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2918 times:

I checked on Travelocity.com and although it does not go to next April I checked for October and found it to be $167 on FLT# 2301 and 2320. So once April comes along it should be in the same line. The rest were 178 on AA, NW, and US Airways.

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