Old Feb 13, 19, 12:31 pm
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Originally Posted by donotblink View Post

Thereís a lot of factors at play here and you canít look at any one single variable in a vacuum. AA wants people to pay the premium to go from BE to E, by making the spread too large, they know they will lose out on revenue and their R/Python/SAS models should price the markup accordingly.
The spread has certainly seem to have gotten large over time. It used to be maybe $50. I'm seeing differences on domestic routes of $200 or more. The bottom line AA isn't going to fly you to HNL (or whatever other HI market WN enters) for $149 OW and give you main cabin. Most of those tickets on WN will be limited and require advance purchase and flying on slower days of Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
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