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Old 21st May 2019, 15:03
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Why is westjet so expensive?
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Old 21st May 2019, 15:32
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Originally Posted by owenc View Post
Why is westjet so expensive?
Define expensive?
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Old 21st May 2019, 16:13
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2400 Canadian dollars for a return flights in economy (x2).

I am getting American Airlines premium economy for £1200 return
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Old 21st May 2019, 16:27
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Originally Posted by 840 View Post
The aircraft may be nice, but you'll still be flying with United...
Both will be a new experience, having used Norwegian I can't imagine anything much more basic and that was fine. Reality is nowadays we sit on a low cost airline for 5 hours to say Cyprus with no inflight meal or entertainment, no free hold baggage, no free allocated seats, what's so different when we spend an extra hour or so to the US?
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Old 21st May 2019, 16:30
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Why are you comparing direct and indirect flights in two currencies, in different classes? There are so many variables as to make the comparison pointless. Are you looking to fly premium Economy and accept a one/two stop route or do you value your time and want a non-stop flight?

Fundamentally AA are neither an Irish or Canadian airline and don't have a non-stop flight between the nations or an alliance partner in either country. They have no ability to command a high fare in this specific circumstance. WS have an advantage of recognition in their home market and their large FFP base.
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Old 21st May 2019, 16:43
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Iím not? The AA flight is premium economy return to Chicago (x2). The Westjet flight is economy return (x2) to Halifax in a 737.

Significant difference in price, hence the question. I have never seen TATL £1200 for economy.
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Old 21st May 2019, 18:47
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Significant difference in price
Yes, for two completely different things.... Google "Supply and Demand"
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Old 21st May 2019, 21:21
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Anyone else think a £1100 return economy fare is justified?
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Old 22nd May 2019, 18:22
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Anyone else think a £1100 return economy fare is justified?
If they're filling the plane then obviously it is. Fair play to them.
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Old 22nd May 2019, 20:28
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Seems excessive for a 2500 mile flight. Would say you are being pedantic.

not many will agree.
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Old 23rd May 2019, 03:33
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Originally Posted by owenc View Post
Seems excessive for a 2500 mile flight. Would say you are being pedantic.

not many will agree.
Airfares are not paid for by the mile. You're not buying shaved ham at the deli.
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Old 23rd May 2019, 03:57
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Well iíve yet to see a transatlantic return in economy going for any more than £800.
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Old 23rd May 2019, 05:08
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Originally Posted by owenc View Post
Well iíve yet to see a transatlantic return in economy going for any more than £800.
Some people want to do more than fly across the Atlantic, they specifically want to get to Halifax as fast as possible.
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Old 23rd May 2019, 08:58
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Originally Posted by owenc View Post
Seems excessive for a 2500 mile flight. Would say you are being pedantic.

It's clear that you don't understand yield or revenue management. This is what I do for a living, pricing structures are demand driven, the higher the demand, the higher the price! It's a basic supply and demand, while you might think this the price is excessive, others are happy to pay it to get a direct flight. Fair play to them!!

If you're not happy to pay that price, look for something cheaper, there are plenty of alternatives.
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Old 23rd May 2019, 09:11
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Originally Posted by owenc View Post
Well iíve yet to see a transatlantic return in economy going for any more than £800.
Congratulations on your first transatlantic booking owenc
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Old 23rd May 2019, 10:17
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Thanks for the dig- but no.
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Old 23rd May 2019, 19:03
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Well iíve yet to see a transatlantic return in economy going for any more than £800.
It depends where you are flying to and from and who you fly wiith. I often fly to Oregon on the west coast of the USA from Cardiff and in general it costs me between £800 and £1100 with KLM or Aer Lingus depending on the time of year and how far i book in advance and Heathrow is no cheaper a lot of the time.
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Old 1st Jun 2019, 17:15
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New/more e-gates at Dublin.

It'll be great if they're all actually operational at any one time.
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