EK pricing, AMS to South India

Old Feb 8, 16, 5:43 am
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EK pricing, AMS to South India

It may not be a concern to 99.99% of the members here, but Im that .01 %

Since last two years the Y,J fares from AMS to MAA,BLR,TRV,HYD,COK has been steep high, atleast 25% higher than to BOM,DEL. And during the promotional period also these airports never comes up. Yes, the distance factor matters but it was not the case other carriers like KLM,Etihad or EK's fares from DUS,BRU to those above mentioned airports.

Any specific reason . I have alternatives, but I love EK and this 25% extra isnt worth for me now as I dont have status since 2 years.

Can anyone throw some light ?
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Old Feb 8, 16, 7:03 am
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Originally Posted by isle11 View Post
It may not be a concern to 99.99% of the members here, but Im that .01 %

Since last two years the Y,J fares from AMS to MAA,BLR,TRV,HYD,COK has been steep high, atleast 25% higher than to BOM,DEL. And during the promotional period also these airports never comes up. Yes, the distance factor matters but it was not the case other carriers like KLM,Etihad or EK's fares from DUS,BRU to those above mentioned airports.

Any specific reason . I have alternatives, but I love EK and this 25% extra isnt worth for me now as I dont have status since 2 years.

Can anyone throw some light ?
I fly to HYD all the time from South Africa and fares are just generally higher than BOM. It's up to you if it makes sense to buy direct to HYD or rather fly to BOM and buy a connection. Depending on where you're going if it's HYD or BLR or GOI then it's just an extra 1-hour hop so not a major deal-breaker other than the horrendous transit in BOM. I'm doing that transit tonight in fact, though feeding in from EY this time, not EK. Was just so much cheaper than direct HYD.
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Old Feb 9, 16, 4:27 pm
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I usually buy a return ticket with arrival in subcontinent south and departure from subcontinent north .

Got J savers in November for around 1400 (ex LGW) which is quite reasonable IMHO.
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