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Old Oct 25, 18, 11:59 am
Steve M
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Originally Posted by airb330 View Post
I can survive PHL-CDG on the a332 even in Y. However, UA for $450 or AA for $1,250 isn't a hard decision either. Again kudos to AA and PHL for getting people to pay some of these rates.
AA offers nonstop service on that route, whereas UA's service is connecting. Some people are willing to pay more for non-stop service. If you're not, then take UA.

Originally Posted by AANYC1981 View Post
I've been noticing this too.......who in their right mind are buying these coach fares?
Referring specifically to the PE fare above, people that might buy that would be people whose corporate travel rules prohibit business class travel, but allow PE. More times than not, such a travel policy does NOT have a common-sense exception clause such as "except when Business is cheaper than PE." Also, the above screenshot implies that the PE fare has fewer restrictions than the Business fare. The price isn't always the determining factor. Sometimes, other features such as refundabilty, change fees, and/or allowed routing make a more expensive ticket more desirable.
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