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Old Sep 1, 19, 7:03 am
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Originally Posted by hedoman View Post
Why would an EXP with analytical mind purchase a BE fare? Not picking on OP because he has admitted the error. It's a legit question. As a cheap person and plat, I've never been hit the BE button.
While I happen to agree that BE fares are generally a poor bargain, if one looks solely at the cost of the ticket, BE tickets are cheaper and thus a cash savings. For most consumers, that is all they look at.

While FT focuses on elite perks and the like, the primary reason BE tickets are a poor investment is that they are wholly inflexible. Thus, if any change needs to be made, one purchases a new ticket.
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