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Old Jul 24, 11, 5:07 pm
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ET12
 
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Originally Posted by nsx View Post
This is quite correct, but it does not explain why the airline would sell ANY seats at deep discounts when all seats can be sold at higher fares later.
Maybe we have different definitions of deep discounts. I would expect them to start selling at middle buckets and sell up from there. However, they can't sell all peak flights at max prices. There is competition to consider, so if it's priced too high too far out, customers will have no problem moving to other airlines. There is definitely a market for high bucket, low advanced purchase fliers. However, it is likely not large enough to fill up all the planes during the peak periods.
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