Thread: Fare Increase??
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Old Mar 1, 13, 5:46 am
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Originally Posted by jkatzen View Post
What are the fare classes? Are LUT fares available, or are they all booking at K and above?

If it's not pricing with LUTs (only K+), I'd book a week or two at a time and wait before buying the further-out ones, as K is generally available at 7+ days of advanced purchase. Then, if they open up cheaper LUT fares later on for the longer-out flights, you can grab them.

I used to fly DCA-ATL-DCA every 2-3 weeks. Sometimes I'd find that the normal pricing of ~$250-300 would all of a sudden be $500 infinitely out. After a few weeks, it'd drop back down again. Not sure of the reasoning. They might be reading some sort of increase in demand based on ticketing date not flight date, expecting a lot of tickets to be bought right now.

On the other hand, if Jackson lost a carrier recently, it could be that prices just increased based on longer term market forces, and if so, that might just the way of life going forward there.
Looks like only 'L' and higher fares are currently available out of LGA. It's not really a fare increase, they've simply tightened up on available inventory in the lower fare buckets. As suggested above, this is probably only temporary and they will likely open the lower fare buckets again. EWR still has 'T' fare availability for advance purchase tickets to JAN starting at $359.60.
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