My family and I are planning our vacation for the spring of next year (we own a timeshare and have to plan far in advance), and we were considering going to either St. John in the US Virgin Islands or Maui. I was looking up pricing on CO (of course!) on their website, and everything is extremely expensive.
For March 26-April 2, 2005, EWR-STT is showing up at $970.50, and EWR-OGG (via IAH) is pricing at $2,500 (!). STT is an H fare, and OGG is full Y. Why is CO holding these flights at such high fares? I would hope to never fly anything but CO, but when AA is $498 for EWR-STT (via SJU) and $796 for LGA-OGG (via ORD), it is very hard to wait for CO and hope that we don't get shut out of any flights at all.
Could anyone explain why CO is refraining from releasing seats in the lower buckets? Is there any sort of timeline as to how Revenue Management does this? I'm not asking for Q seats, but something like in the K or B range wouldn't be too bad. CO must be losing a lot of business considering that they are extremely high compared to everyone else.
My parents are not too keen on LCC's either, so I don't think that ATA would be an option to OGG.