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Old Sep 12, 12, 2:03 pm
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CLE airfares way up?..... Impact from United, merger?

Finding CLE airfares significantly higher compared to surrounding airport options: CMH, DTW, CAK.

Started to see trend late 2010/early 2011 when UNITED and CO began to integrate their flight lanes.
"Hearding" CLE through ORD began.

Also find UNITED is more expensive out of CLE than other carriers out of CLE.
USAir in particular.

Next week I chose DELTA out of CAK versus UNITED out of CLE; saved $475.
This, to a destination I had flown forever from CLE on CONTINENTAL.

CAK, CMH, DTW range from 1 hr 40 minute to 2 hr 15 minute drive for me.
CLE just under an hour drive.
Have always prefered CLE.

Never found myself on a UNITED flight due to higher fares.
Post merger, seems trending same.

What gives????
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