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Old 02-23-2006, 11:14 AM   #1  
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Default Low-Fare Carriers Rethink Ticket Prices

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Old 02-26-2006, 05:37 PM   #2  
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This is absolutely what needs to happen at ALL carriers low cost or not. If they want to travel cheaper tell them to take Greyhound. This way maybe some of us can stop living like bus drivers.

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Its about time the fares start rising!
Ive seen many bus/train tickets that cost MORE then plane tickets
There is something seriously wrong with air fares.
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Its about time the fares start rising!
Ive seen many bus/train tickets that cost MORE then plane tickets
There is something seriously wrong with air fares.
Funny you say that. A buddy of mine took AmTrak home during the blizzard a few weeks ago and paid about $160.00 one way to Washington from NY. You can buy airline tickets for about 1/3 to 1/2 of that price.
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And people still say Air Fares are to high, even though its cheaper then train, bus, boat, even driving. Hopefuly this trend reverses soon.
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Old 02-27-2006, 09:57 AM   #6  
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Just paint "Trailways" or "Greyhound" on the side of the planes. Then paint "United" "American" "Delta" etc. on the side of the buses and trains. Call it roll reversal... Just like when it was cheaper to take the train and bus.
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This is absolutely what needs to happen at ALL carriers low cost or not. If they want to travel cheaper tell them to take Greyhound. This way maybe some of us can stop living like bus drivers.

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Well said.

However there are far too many pilots who think that there really is no difference between being a bus driver and an Airbus driver.

We're surrounded by them.
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WOW!!!!!!!

Raise ticket prices! What a concept.

It's a good thing the airlines have these "talented" executives to come up with this kind of stuff. They should be voted a bonus immediately!
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Raise ticket prices! What a concept.
Actually it is quite a concept. You see, major airlines have been trying to raise ticket prices for a while now. I remember this happening quite a bit in 2003 with the Iraq war and SARS. One airline would add a $10 fuel surcharge, 2 or 3 majors would follow suit, yet the low cost carriers would keep their fares the same. The airlines would then back down to keep their costs in line.

Why would they back down? If you fly 1 million passengers, and add a $10 fuel surcharge, you have just earned $10 million dollars of revenue. But by raising fares $10, you have now lost 1/10 of your passengers (And it would probably be higher) so thats 100,000 X 200 a ticket = $20 million in lost revenue.

Believe me execs would love to raise ticket prices, but its the low cost carriers that are at fault!
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"Believe me execs would love to raise ticket prices, but its the low cost carriers that are at fault"!

That is interesting, since I kept reading that NWA was always the carrier that would not go along with the raises.

Secondly, plenty of LCCs have higher fares than the legacies, compare SWA vs the legacies on many routes, jetblue vs Song etc. So I am kind of perplexed by your statement?
 
 
 
 

 
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