UN_B732
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These Tickets Are Overpriced.

Sat May 03, 2003 5:44 am

I'm being offered overpriced tickets from BTV-LGA on US. If someone can help me, this is what I would like to fly
BTV-LGA leaving at 105P arriving LGA 235P
LGA-BTV leaving at 435P arriving BTV 605P
-Transaero Boeing 737-200
I am a little flexible on the outbound, I might take the 1125A connection via PHL if it is cheaper.
What now?
 
zrs70
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RE: These Tickets Are Overpriced.

Sat May 03, 2003 5:45 am

Can you fly into JFK instead of LGA? B6 may have better fares.

[Edited 2003-05-02 23:08:27]
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UN_B732
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RE: These Tickets Are Overpriced.

Sat May 03, 2003 6:00 am

I'm trying to avoid B6 on this trip.
-Transaero Boeing 737-200
What now?
 
milemaster
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RE: These Tickets Are Overpriced.

Sat May 03, 2003 6:05 am

Posting some dates & the price you were quoted would be helpful.
 
deltairlines
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RE: These Tickets Are Overpriced.

Sat May 03, 2003 6:40 am

I would suggest B6 on this trip...I have found that unless flying BOS-LGA on the Shuttles, flights to NYC from New England are extremely overpriced. I know that BOS-EWR often costs around $300, and I see MHT-EWR at $500 frequently and MHT-LGA at around $700...

Jeff
 
UN_B732
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RE: These Tickets Are Overpriced.

Sat May 03, 2003 7:06 am

The dates are May10th-May11th
-Transaero Boeing 737-200
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Dan6681
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RE: These Tickets Are Overpriced.

Sat May 03, 2003 7:11 am

Try YUL or Lebonon, NH, but I doubt either will be much better though.
EWR-SIN 18.5hrs bring it on!
 
Dan6681
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RE: These Tickets Are Overpriced.

Sat May 03, 2003 7:21 am

Expedia is showing $172 BTV-LGA return (not sure what your problem is but I hope this helps)
Dep 10 May
Ret 11 May

Fair is good for most flights
EWR-SIN 18.5hrs bring it on!
 
UN_B732
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RE: These Tickets Are Overpriced.

Sat May 03, 2003 8:18 am

That can't get me on those flights I want.
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ouboy79
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RE: These Tickets Are Overpriced.

Sat May 03, 2003 6:08 pm

It is called yeild management. You waited too long and the cheap fares are already sold. You could leave a couple hours earlier out of LGA and manage to find a cheap seat left ($172 rt vs. $303 rt). Essentially you are booking the flight at the last minute...had you booked earlier the cheap seats would still be open. These are also Dash 8s you are flying...the cheaper seats probably account for maybe 10 seats on that plane. So if you really want to fly these flights without any flexibility, suck it up...or fly another airline that still has plenty of cheap seats open (JetBlue).
 
UN_B732
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RE: These Tickets Are Overpriced.

Sat May 03, 2003 11:31 pm

I'm booking today, probaly gonna budge for an early departure.
-Transaero Boeing 737-200
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jwenting
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RE: These Tickets Are Overpriced.

Sun May 04, 2003 3:05 pm

Or take the risk of not being able to fly at all and book the day before departure. If there's any seats left then they'll go cheap too...
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UN_B732
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RE: These Tickets Are Overpriced.

Sun May 04, 2003 10:02 pm

I'm on Blue. So, I've got no more fares to look for.
-Transaero Boeing 737-200
What now?