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twolz2rn
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STS airport expensive?

Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:36 am

Looking to fly into STS from the east coast…flights are so expensive on both AA and UA. Any particular reason? I know its a smaller airport but its so convenient and want to avoid the drive from SFO.
 
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Re: STS airport expensive?

Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:12 am

Because it's a smaller airport with limited competition and airlines can charge more.
 
GalaxyFlyer
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Re: STS airport expensive?

Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:02 am

You want convenience; want to avoid the drive, apparently AA and UA agree and think it’s worth some increased fares to find out who will pay for the convenience.
 
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Re: STS airport expensive?

Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:14 am

twolz2rn wrote:
Looking to fly into STS from the east coast…flights are so expensive on both AA and UA. Any particular reason? I know its a smaller airport but its so convenient and want to avoid the drive from SFO.


How much is your time worth? Depending on time of day, it can take two hours to make that drive from SFO - much more if you're unlucky.
 
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PatrickZ80
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Re: STS airport expensive?

Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:16 am

Flights to such small but convenient airports cost a lot of money to operate, that money needs to be earned back. That's why you always pay more to fly out of those small but convenient airports.

You could of course try Avelo to Las Vegas and self-connect there to wherever you need to go. Las Vegas is a major airport so the fares won't be as excessive, and Avelo is an ULCC so they won't be expensive either.

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