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Old Jan 1, 11, 3:34 pm
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Originally Posted by JohnnieZ View Post
I have to fly TLV-NYC-TLV in C (well, I don't have to do it in C, but I'd like to).
The cheapest ticket in LY is $4,200!
CO is $1,000 cheaper and BA with a stop in LHR is $2,000 cheaper!
This is all in February, mind you, which is probably one of the slowest months of the year.

I find it ridiculous. CO and BA offer a far superior product to LY's, and still charge much much less. True, BA has a layover, but even CO which has a direct flight is $1,000 cheaper.

Maybe it's because of LY's new menu?
The cheapest BA would be $2498 if I am not mistaken - that is I-Class both ways. The cheapest LY is approx. $3400 for W-class both ways so the difference between the two lowest prices is approx. $900 - it then comes down to whether you are better off paying $900 for a direct flight with a more inferior product. Of course that depends on you being able to book the lowest class on the dates you choose to travel which can sometimes be pretty difficult.
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