quickmover
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Will Somebody Please Add DEN-MCI Flights?

Wed Jul 06, 2005 12:27 am

I fly this route alot and it is becoming more and more expensive. Checking Friday 7/15 coming back 7/17 $365 is about the best I've found. I know these are busy days of the week, but midweek isn't much better. You would think that $300+ airfare on a 540 mile route would generate some interest in a profit starved industry. I would think $250 would turn a profit in light of the short distance and heavy loads.
 
MAH4546
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RE: Will Somebody Please Add DEN-MCI Flights?

Wed Jul 06, 2005 12:57 am

It is the heart of summer travel period and less than two weeks in advance. $365 is a perfectly accepetable fare considering the circumstances.
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flyboyaz
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RE: Will Somebody Please Add DEN-MCI Flights?

Wed Jul 06, 2005 1:46 am

I would expect high fares all summer. The demand is huge this year and obviously airlines are going to take advantage of it.
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quickmover
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RE: Will Somebody Please Add DEN-MCI Flights?

Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:20 am

I guess what I'm getting at is when you can fly transcon for this kind of fare or less, you would think other carriers might try to cash in on a high yield route like this and lower the fares a little.
 
ejmmsu
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RE: Will Somebody Please Add DEN-MCI Flights?

Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:28 am

Quoting Quickmover (Reply 3):
I guess what I'm getting at is when you can fly transcon for this kind of fare or less, you would think other carriers might try to cash in on a high yield route like this and lower the fares a little.

Until WN moves to DEN, this fare won't ever be much lower than this. This is similar to DFW-MEM ($352 advanced purchase) and DFW-BNA ($388 advanced purchase).

The legacies don't set prices based on stage length like WN does, they set their fares based on wheather or not there is competition from an LCC.
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Greyhound
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RE: Will Somebody Please Add DEN-MCI Flights?

Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:32 am

Quoting Quickmover (Thread starter):
$365 is about the best I've found

I've found $340.90 for the dates you've provided... one pax, on F9... www.frontierairlines.com
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ssides
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RE: Will Somebody Please Add DEN-MCI Flights?

Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:33 am

Fare is $291 when purchased for August 5-7. $365 for less than 2 weeks advance purchase isn't that bad.
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