Another Great BloFare Comparison

Old Sep 14, 05, 6:21 pm
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Another Great BloFare Comparison

I priced this out for Jan. Both are the CHEAPEST advanced purchase pretax roundtrip fares offered on the route.

ALB-PHL = $504 212 miles each way $1.19 per mile
ALB-PHL-FCO = $458 4,579 miles each way $0.05 per mile

Also

ALB-PHL one way $438 212 miles or $2.07 per mile
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Old Sep 14, 05, 6:53 pm
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Originally Posted by mileshound
I priced this out for Jan. Both are the CHEAPEST advanced purchase pretax roundtrip fares offered on the route.

ALB-PHL = $504 212 miles each way $1.19 per mile
ALB-PHL-FCO = $458 4,579 miles each way $0.05 per mile

Also

ALB-PHL one way $438 212 miles or $2.07 per mile
Hilarious.

HP's rationale fare strcuture will fix that fast. I think FC may be cheaper than $504 on a route of that length.
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Old Sep 14, 05, 7:18 pm
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I posted on the PIT-BOS $1160 thread..... I have a meeting in ALB next month. Lowest fare on US PHL-ALB -- $894. BWI-ALB connecting in PHL to the same flights = $120. I'm taking Amtrak to BWI and will hop off in PHL on the return. There are 2 of us going. $1800 vs. $300 including the train tickets....
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Old Sep 14, 05, 8:37 pm
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Another BloFare example

CHEAPEST pretax R/T on US website, as of this evening

AVL-CLT = $443 92 miles each way $2.41 per mile

AVL-CLT-PHL-GLA = $459 3840 miles each way $0.12 per mile

AVL-CLT-FRA = $481 4471 miles each way $0.11 per mile

- One Way - AVL-CLT $300 92 miles $3.26 per mile
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Old Sep 15, 05, 4:41 am
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Back in June, 3 of us were going to ALB - PHL-ALB priced out at around $800 RT. We drove. So instead of getting 3 times a reasonable fare of say $350, they sold zero BloFares to our group.
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Old Sep 15, 05, 8:45 am
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Originally Posted by sts603
Hilarious.

HP's rationale fare strcuture will fix that fast. I think FC may be cheaper than $504 on a route of that length.

I wish I could agree with you. I fly HP from time to time and offer the following examples from their web site today:

PHX-PSP $324
EUG-LAS $347

Hardly low-cost fares.

HP like US and every other airline will charge the highest possible fare they can to support operations. It a simple supply and demand issue. These higher fare routes subsidize ridiculous fares like $99 FLL-DCA that cannot possibly be revenue positive. fareas are only low where competition drives them down.
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Old Sep 15, 05, 1:12 pm
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EUG-LAS is hardly 92 miles, though.

That said, you can find BloFares on just about any airline flying between a major hub and a small-town RJ/prop outstation where driving or LCC competition is a non-factor.

My company's paying somewhere upwards of $800 to put me through OAK-LAX-PHL-ELM-PHL-LAS-OAK next week on a strange combination of UAX, US, USX and HP. Nice that it'll all credit to The New US (tm) one way or another.

One-stop service SFO-PHL-ELM was more like $1,200!

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