Why are CLT-SLC flights so expensive

 
Old Apr 6, 06, 10:10 pm
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Why are CLT-SLC flights so expensive

I was looking to book my flight to SLC the week of 4/16, and the cost is around $750. Thats more than I paid to fly to MEX. Just wondering if anyone knew why this flight is so expensive. By the way AA was the cheapest flight out of CLT...just another reason to like AA.
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That is the week after Easter and a major holiday week. A lot of flights are expensive that week now because most of the cheap fares have been sold out.
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Hub to hub, that is why.
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CLT-SLC....hub to hub?????
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Originally Posted by scottl480
I was looking to book my flight to SLC the week of 4/16, and the cost is around $750. Thats more than I paid to fly to MEX. Just wondering if anyone knew why this flight is so expensive. By the way AA was the cheapest flight out of CLT...just another reason to like AA.

Weekend flights as of recent out of CLT to the West Coast have been and are pretty expensive generally on all the airlines. Loads are up, prices are up, etc. Still, AA is way to go if you ask me!
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CLT-SLC....hub to hub?????
Avalanche must mean beteween two other airlines. SLC (Delta) and CLt (US Airways)
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the demise of independence air and no LCC jumping in to take the business
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Old Apr 7, 06, 2:09 pm
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Everyone knows that one cannot get a decent fare in CLT as US holds the CO Jones on that town.
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Originally Posted by scottl480
I was looking to book my flight to SLC the week of 4/16, and the cost is around $750. Thats more than I paid to fly to MEX. Just wondering if anyone knew why this flight is so expensive. By the way AA was the cheapest flight out of CLT...just another reason to like AA.
Word of advice? Try Raleigh/Durham

If you don't mind the 3 hour drive, you will save a lot more money since Southwest is present, I'm seeing some fares at $350 all in on United and $371 all in on American
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Travel period probably hasn't got much to do with it... the OP's flights are in 9 days, and the cheapest 7 day advance fare in CLT-SLC is $714. As opposed to MEX, where there are fares as low as $300. There are also RDU-SLC 7 day fares for $300.

As to why those fares are all the way they are, see above posts.
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Shouldn't flying from one airlines hub to anothers be cheap, since the two carriers have to compete? I flew DFW-SLC a bunch last year, and the 14 day advance fares were very reasonable, I thought (usually around $330).
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Shouldn't flying from one airlines hub to anothers be cheap, since the two carriers have to compete? I flew DFW-SLC a bunch last year, and the 14 day advance fares were very reasonable, I thought (usually around $330).
Looking today for 4/16 the lowest is 716 so I looked at a month out and found (tho I think these are without tax....copied from ExpertFlyer...

N14E1MZN AA N Round-Trip 418.00 (USD)
S14E1MZN AA S Round-Trip 444.00 (USD)
G14E1MZN AA G Round-Trip 554.00 (USD)
V14E1MZN AA V Round-Trip 614.00 (USD)
W7E1MZN AA W Round-Trip 714.00 (USD)
M7RMZN AA M Round-Trip 854.00 (USD)
H3RMZN AA H Round-Trip 1088.00 (USD)
YUPPRMZ AA P Round-Trip 1248.00 (USD)
HR26Z AA H Round-Trip 1298.00 (USD)
Y26 AA Y One-Way 849.00 (USD)
YUPMZ AA A One-Way 904.00 (USD)
F26 AA F One-Way 1149.00 (USD)
Y AA Y One-Way 1403.00 (USD)
J AA J One-Way 1543.00 (USD)
F AA F One-Way 2090.00 (USD)

NW does offer a $416 fare .. on the same may date ..

In looking WAY forward (like October) there are no lower fares currently listed.
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