DFW-PVR Pricing

Old Oct 17, 19, 6:53 pm
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DFW-PVR Pricing

Is this normal for the market? >$800 roundtrip in Y.

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Old Oct 17, 19, 6:59 pm
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Old Oct 17, 19, 7:57 pm
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Yes, depending on the time of year. It was much, much higher DCA-PVR around New Year's. Discount F was almost $3K.
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Old Oct 17, 19, 8:06 pm
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As others have said, unfortunately, yep. As someone that lives in Texas and loves going to Mexico, it's always kind of shell shocking what we pay to fly there from Texas relative to places we fly that are much, much further away.

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Old Oct 17, 19, 8:58 pm
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It's super expensive. I'm paying $1,500 for I in January from MIA. Everyhting else about PVR is affordable except the flights.
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Old Oct 17, 19, 9:04 pm
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Originally Posted by tikchik View Post
Is this normal for the market? >$800 roundtrip in Y.

https://www.google.com/flights?hl=en...WORLD;sd:1;t:f
You are flying from a hub. What do you expect? Start elsewhere


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Old Oct 17, 19, 9:05 pm
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of course, change to non-stop-- different origin airport-- change to non-weekend, and voila:

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Old Oct 17, 19, 9:06 pm
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Originally Posted by skunker View Post
You are flying from a hub. What do you expect? Start elsewhere


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HA!! We posted the exact same idea at the exact same moment!
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Old Oct 18, 19, 12:35 am
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I was in Puerto Vallarta last week and met someone from Dallas. In the conversation he mentioned he wanted to come back in January but the fares were about $800. I thought that can't be right and looked at Google Flights. Wow it's true! I take AA from LA for mid 3s usually. Guess there's no nonstop competition.
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Old Oct 18, 19, 10:13 am
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Originally Posted by tikchik View Post
Is this normal for the market?
Normal for DFW, yes.

I remember back when I first started looking at the FlyerTalk AA forum, and there were posters complaining about pricing from DFW to Asia. Some noted how they would drive to Tyler, Waco, Killeen, or even Austin. Sure you can find a lower fare, but it might not be as convenient as simply showing up at DFW.
Living in the AUS area, I'm lucky that AA has competition from at least UA to most destinations, and prices are usually somewhat reasonable. It almost makes up for having to make a connection to travel to many places.
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Old Oct 18, 19, 10:24 am
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Also, Google Flights will tell you if the price is normal under certain circumstances -- for example, change your filter from OneWorld to non-stop:

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Old Oct 18, 19, 1:40 pm
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Yes normal pricing but normally has good T availability and DFW-PVR is a great use of Avios.
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Old Oct 18, 19, 2:19 pm
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AA gouges us the same way in PHX to PVR/SJD. The ticket PDX(where my family lives)-PHX-PVR/SJD is usually far cheaper than PHX-SJD/PVR.
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Old Oct 18, 19, 7:25 pm
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I fly to Mexico 3-4 times a year for leisure, usually to TGZ or MID, but sometimes to PVR, OAX, TAP. I have also flown to MEX, CPE, AGU, CUN, and CME. I live in rural Oklahoma, and my nearest airports are OKC (60 min drive), LAW (60 min drive), SPS (100 min drive), and DFW (3.5-hour drive). Tickets to Mexico are almost always significantly cheaper from OKC, usually connecting in DFW. They are astronomically expensive from LAW for some reason and similar to DFW at SPS.
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Old Oct 18, 19, 10:31 pm
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How long can these flights sustain? If you look at front of the cabin, fares are pretty reasonable also, 4k - 6k most of the times. As to cargo, I think majority of inbound cargo market (which is going to be the bulk) is cornered by big parcel and Asian carriers, based on my actual business experience. Maybe Apple ships a bunch on American carriers but not companies like Samsung and TI. The LA-TPAC flights have even more lower fares.
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