Highest FC Fare? Can You Beat $2544?

Old Dec 9, 2023, 2:40 am
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Highest FC Fare? Can You Beat $2544?

I was looking at some mileage run/quick trip tickets and ran across this one from SAN>OGG and got to wondering how high can the fares get? Fwiw, note the HORRIBLE 6.5 hour overnight layover. What's that equate to? 3-4 hours of sleep? How/why would anyone ever opt for this?

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Old Dec 9, 2023, 2:55 am
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No idea if the bottom one is bookable... these are the fares for ANC-FAI today.

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Old Dec 9, 2023, 9:10 am
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At that price, a limo from ANC to FAI would be cheaper!
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Old Dec 9, 2023, 9:32 am
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Originally Posted by mtofell
I was looking at some mileage run/quick trip tickets and ran across this one from SAN>OGG and got to wondering how high can the fares get? Fwiw, note the HORRIBLE 6.5 hour overnight layover. What's that equate to? 3-4 hours of sleep? How/why would anyone ever opt for this?
They better be flying the A330 with a bed in J already for that price.
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Old Dec 9, 2023, 10:21 am
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ANC > MIA on 12/24 in F for $13498.89. I only tried one route; I bet there are higher fares.

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Some early Jan transcon flights economy is already north of $1K.
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Old Dec 9, 2023, 12:52 pm
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Originally Posted by anteater
ANC > MIA on 12/24 in F for $13498.89. I only tried one route; I bet there are higher fares.

It doesn't seem like these will price out as AS doesn't have an F inventory bucket. The highest I could price out on ITA were J fares.

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It doesn't seem like these will price out as AS doesn't have an F inventory bucket. The highest I could price out on ITA were J fares.

I’m not certain. All I opted for while searching was to ‘validate fares’.
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For that price, I would drive down from Fairbanks, take you for a good meal and drive you back and deliver you to wherever in the Fairbanks area you wanted to go.
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For that price, I would drive down from Fairbanks, take you for a good meal and drive you back and deliver you to wherever in the Fairbanks area you wanted to go.
Ima opt out of being stuck in a car for 5hrs with “Crazy Dave”
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Old Dec 15, 2023, 3:54 pm
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Some early Jan transcon flights economy is already north of $1K.
Jan 7 BOS-SFO is killer, luckily I managed to book something through SEA for ~$400, but even that's a lot for a one way.
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Originally Posted by JetAirways77W
Jan 7 BOS-SFO is killer, luckily I managed to book something through SEA for ~$400, but even that's a lot for a one way.
so is any route to SFO obviously on and around that date … every year … predictably
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Originally Posted by mtofell
I was looking at some mileage run/quick trip tickets and ran across this one from SAN>OGG and got to wondering how high can the fares get? Fwiw, note the HORRIBLE 6.5 hour overnight layover. What's that equate to? 3-4 hours of sleep? How/why would anyone ever opt for this?

1) A small subset of people just don't care and it doesn't affect their budget one way or the other.

2) Published fares (not referring to this quoted screenshot, but generally) can be like the sign on the hotel door - the "maximum." And lest we forget that some discounted contract fares may be based upon a discount on a certain fare bucket within a booking class.
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Old Dec 17, 2023, 11:53 am
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so is any route to SFO obviously on and around that date … every year … predictably
Not really, in my experience. My Sun 1/8/23 BOS-SFO was ~$250, and my Sun 1/2/22 BOS-SFO was ~$220.
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Old Dec 18, 2023, 7:13 am
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Originally Posted by JetAirways77W
Not really, in my experience. My Sun 1/8/23 BOS-SFO was ~$250, and my Sun 1/2/22 BOS-SFO was ~$220.
well then to spell it out ... whenever the date of the JPM Healthcare conference is ... no banker will fly 1/2 for a meeting on 1/8
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