Mid-Atlantic - US Airways Fare Rip-Off SYR-PHL
I commute weekly between Syr and Phl. US Airways is now charging over $500 one way on a plane small enough that gate checking is required. I can fly to RSW from Phl for $250 round trip. This Syr flight is always full and it leaves at 5:30AM. How can they continue to rip off the people flying out of Syr all the time and get away with it. The same R/T flight leaving from Phl is so much cheaper we are going to start booking flights originating there. Can anything be done? The flight is about 1 hour long and sometimes, we are stuck on a Prop plane of all things for a flight costing $500+. Does anyone know how to get around this. I have to fly this R/T till next March.
Jun 3, 10, 12:26 pm
"Take Amtrak or drive to EWR and fly CO" appears to be the only other option that would cost materially less for the flight. Of course, you'd be spending a lot of extra time that way and paying money for gas/tolls/train fare also.
Considering that the drive from Philly to Syracuse is less than 5 hours, you might just think about driving if you really want to save money. Doing this trip by air is probably only slightly shorter, if you count driving to/from the two airports, checking in and waiting for your flight, and flying.
Jun 3, 10, 1:24 pm
This Syr flight is always full...
That's why US Air can get away with it.
Welcome to FlyerTalk, bltbb!
Ocn Vw 1K
Jun 3, 10, 2:13 pm
bltbb, another welcome to FlyerTalk. I'll move this to our forum focused on the East/Mid-Atlantic. Ocn Vw 1K, Moderator, TravelBuzz.