SFO-FLL will fares come down?

Old Mar 19, 17, 1:43 pm
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SFO-FLL will fares come down?

So I really love VX and am planning on starting to fly them more. Have trips to South Florida about 3 to 4 times a year. I understand their F is better than UA so can see a bit of premium price on that, but now JetBlue just added mint and it's $400 less. Hate missing out on the VX/AS miles but that's almost half price. Anyone think VX will cut fares?
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Old Mar 19, 17, 9:40 pm
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Originally Posted by SF1K View Post
So I really love VX and am planning on starting to fly them more. Have trips to South Florida about 3 to 4 times a year. I understand their F is better than UA so can see a bit of premium price on that, but now JetBlue just added mint and it's $400 less. Hate missing out on the VX/AS miles but that's almost half price. Anyone think VX will cut fares?
B6 has 16 Mint seats, not always available at the lowest price. VX has 8 F seats, and they sell a fair portion at the prices they're asking. We'll see what AS does with the pricing but I am not too optimistic on the F8 cabins.
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Old Mar 20, 17, 10:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Eastbay1K View Post
B6 has 16 Mint seats, not always available at the lowest price. VX has 8 F seats, and they sell a fair portion at the prices they're asking. We'll see what AS does with the pricing but I am not too optimistic on the F8 cabins.
I would agree on this. The Mint planes, as I understand it are larger A321's versus 320's in the VX fleet. Even with the new 321's coming into the VX fleet, there will still only be 8F seats.
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Old Mar 21, 17, 4:15 pm
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Originally Posted by SF1K View Post
Have trips to South Florida about 3 to 4 times a year. I understand their F is better than UA so can see a bit of premium price on that, but now JetBlue just added mint and it's $400 less. Hate missing out on the VX/AS miles but that's almost half price.
If Mint is half the price, fly B6 and don't look back.
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Old Mar 23, 17, 7:09 am
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If Mint is half the price, fly B6 and don't look back.
especially now that AS is destroying first class on VX.
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Old Mar 24, 17, 8:19 pm
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There is no reason whatsoever to take VX over Mint particularly when the price is cheaper. The A321s on Jetblue are better in every way no matter where you sit.
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Old Mar 24, 17, 10:21 pm
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especially now that AS is destroying first class on VX.
In late 2018.
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Old Mar 28, 17, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by dayone View Post
If Mint is half the price, fly B6 and don't look back.
Agreed - VX F and Mint are similar. Both are superior to F on aa /
Airline miles are great but not always the most helpful compared to saving 50% cash for F.

Here's a puzzle - what to do if UA / aa F is 20-25% less than Vx F. I'm not sure what to do because it's great to save $ but the F is just inferior. But I'd still think that F on a bad airline is better than VX Y even if VX is more pleasant of an airline to fly.
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Old Mar 28, 17, 6:31 pm
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Here's a puzzle - what to do if UA / aa F is 20-25% less than Vx F. I'm not sure what to do because it's great to save $ but the F is just inferior. But I'd still think that F on a bad airline is better than VX Y even if VX is more pleasant of an airline to fly.
Assuming it's AA J on A321, fly it and credit miles to AS. If it's AA three-class F on A321, no contest.

If it's regular AA two-class F, I'd leans towards VX F.
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Old Mar 30, 17, 12:57 pm
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Originally Posted by gaobest View Post
Here's a puzzle - what to do if UA / aa F is 20-25% less than Vx F. I'm not sure what to do because it's great to save $ but the F is just inferior. But I'd still think that F on a bad airline is better than VX Y even if VX is more pleasant of an airline to fly.
It's definitely a personal choice. My $$ usually end up with UA as VX F is very nice but I can never justify paying the extra $200 or so premium each way I usually see it priced at.
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