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Old Nov 15, 10, 4:38 am
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Most Expensive CO Routes??

Besides Micronesia routes... What are CO's most expensive routes?
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Old Nov 15, 10, 5:40 am
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I have no idea, except that I flew EWR-YQB (Newark-Quebec) a couple of times this year for $1,799 round trip. Each flight segment is 441 miles, so this makes it $2.03/mile.

This was on a CoEX E145. Because I am a CO kettle I was not allowed to sit in an exit row without a buy-up...

To put it in perspective, at this cost/mile, EWR-HKG would cost about $16,360.00 in economy.

Hopefully they would get more than the one cup of soft drink 90% filled with ice and the two tiny bags of pretzels provided on EWR-YQB.
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Full J from IAH - NRT is about $16k.
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Originally Posted by CJ1120 View Post
Full J from IAH - NRT is about $16k.
Only a little more expensive per mile than EWR-YQB in Y...
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On their own, for distance traveled, EWR->ABE and ZFV->EWR aren't cheap.
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Originally Posted by marklyon View Post
On their own, for distance traveled, EWR->ABE and ZFV->EWR aren't cheap.
Good point, although nobody would ever buy these as stand-alone fares on CO.
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EWR-BOS (221 Miles) typically runs $770 r/t in coach and can be as high as $906 on CO. About $3.50-$4.10 per mile.

Considering that EWR-HNL (9950 miles) can be had for $600-800 on CO, this seems just a tad out of whack.

With Southwest and Jet Blue entering the EWR-BOS market prices are expected to drop dramatically.

http://www.northjersey.com/news/tran...h_JetBlue.html
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Originally Posted by Ken-NJ View Post
EWR-BOS (221 Miles) typically runs $770 r/t in coach and can be as high as $906 on CO. About $3.50-$4.10 per mile.
If you have a group of as small as 2 people, you could charter a private jet for about that cost...outrageous.

Also, you're not taking into account that the fare is roundtrip, so the cost/mile is more like $1.75-$2.05/mile, about the same as my EWR-YQB...
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With Southwest and Jet Blue entering the EWR-BOS market prices are expected to drop dramatically.
The new pricing in that market has already been published. Going from $415 one way to $49 one way is going to be a big cut in CO's margins on those flights.

Also, that article is pretty awful in terms of accurate reporting. Even the AFWD guy quoted got a few things wrong. WN has announced their plans for those slots and BOS is not on the list; only STL and MDW are right now.
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The new pricing in that market has already been published. Going from $415 one way to $49 one way is going to be a big cut in CO's margins on those flights.
All we need now is B6 to do EWR-YQB and life will be good for me...
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All we need now is B6 to do EWR-YQB and life will be good for me...
I am shocked it cost that much! Looking at ticket prices for that route for next month it's around $700 roundtrip. How far in advance did you book that?
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I am shocked it cost that much! Looking at ticket prices for that route for next month it's around $700 roundtrip. How far in advance did you book that?
There are both advance purchase and minimum stay requirements that can make the EWR-YQB route very expensive, even if purchased far in advance.
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Good point, although nobody would ever buy these as stand-alone fares on CO.
I sure hope not. EWR-ABE is a bus - Just looked it up for tomorrow, and got a fare of $997 round trip. Far better to just get to Port Authority and buy a ticket on Beiber Trailways, which runs every hour or two throughout the day, and is probably about $30. I presume ZFV is referring to 30th street station in PHL, but it doesn't appear to be bookable on the CO website.
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Old Nov 15, 10, 9:39 am
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This would be flights where there is absolutely no competition (especially if LGA/JFK) does not provide competition.

Some that come to mind :

EWR-BOS (until recently)
EWR-LAS
EWR-OMA (especially during Berkshire Hathaway meetings, this is the only non stop to Omaha from NYC)

Most of the international fares despite being non stops) are reasonable vis a vie the competition from JFK.
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Old Nov 15, 10, 9:43 am
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Originally Posted by Hachiko View Post
I am shocked it cost that much!
EWR / YYZ can be prohibitively expensive too.

Which is fly I fly Air Canuck or Porter depending on whether or not I'm going to downtown YYZ.

There are certain routes where, either due to pricing, scheduling, or equipment type (or some combination of those) CO is just not even in consideration.
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