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"throat-cutting Price" War In Taiwan  
User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1561 times:

Hong Kong media reporting that a "throat-cutting price" war currently going on in Taiwan.

"throat-cutting price" is usually a special term in Taiwan when describing a price drops dramatically. 

China Airlines now offers USD$85.54 RT between Taipei and Hong Kong on evening flight. The difference is about USD$160.26.

United Airlines also announce major fare slashing on flights to US from Taipei. Taipei to New York now costs USD$641.04, and USD$576.94 to LAX and SFO.

SIA offers USD$737.20 between Taipei and LAX, with a free ticket between TPE-HKG and TPE-NRT.

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User currently offlineNonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1302 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1491 times:

I think the deep discounts started with China Airlines. For quite a while, they have had round trip ticket prices in the 500$ range (including taxes) between the US and several cities in Asia. They deeply slashed fares in order to attract passengers---after all the trouble that they had, they had no choice but to do this. I guess if the other carriers are discounting fares from Taipei, it is a sign that CI is getting some business.

Those fares certainly were an eye opener for me. They are not much higher than a rountrip nonrev (ID-90) pass on those transpacific routes. I would rather pay the extra 100$ and fly on a confirmed ticket  Smile


User currently offlineChiawei From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 947 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

typical CI.

CI's pattern is crash->drop in load factor-> loss setting price cuts-> people forget->load factor increase-> another crash.


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