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Brad is having a melt down - $79 trip to nowhere

Old May 23, 17, 3:46 pm
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Originally Posted by ucdtim17 View Post
In this case though, $63/$69 is the normal off peak advance fare for this route
Psychologically, it looks like a better deal if the sale is $79 and you see the actual price is $63/$69. Most people don't check fares every day, so even though the "sale" fare is actually higher than the regular price--some people fall for the cheaper than "sale" fares thinking they are getting a great deal. Same concept as offering something for the regular price, then raising the price and offering a sale and having it come out to be slightly higher than the original price. Not a deal at all but XX% off seems better than a "regular" price.
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Old May 23, 17, 3:53 pm
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Originally Posted by ucdtim17 View Post
In this case though, $63/$69 is the normal off peak advance fare for this route
And I've always thought it was odd that PDX-LAX is typically cheaper than PDX-SFO.
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Old May 23, 17, 4:35 pm
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Originally Posted by PDXPremier View Post
And I've always thought it was odd that PDX-LAX is typically cheaper than PDX-SFO.
more demand/competition?
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Old May 23, 17, 4:44 pm
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Originally Posted by CDKing View Post
more demand/competition?
Numbers are similar--currently 16 dailies to SFO vs 19 to LAX--but AS's competition has been UA and VX (with WN due to start next month) to the former and AA, DL, WN, and NK to the latter. Despite the difference in distance the flights seem to have similar block times, so crew cost difference isn't huge. And before MEX service starts, SFO has two onward flights to Latin America compared to LAX's ten, meaning AS is able to make up for the lower direct fares on through passengers more easily.
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