> Trying to get my Christmas tickets, Miami is really expensive this year.

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Phillip_McCavity
#1 2019-11-18 18:44:30

Trying to get my Christmas tickets, Miami is really expensive this year.

A few budget airlines are around $600, but it looks like its going to cost $1200 for the ticket. I think I am going to use my ff miles.

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Phillip_McCavity
#2 2019-11-18 18:47:09

Re: Trying to get my Christmas tickets, Miami is really expensive this year.

Miami is a really competitive route from SF, so its surprising to see prices this high. Part of the problem is that there are no 737 Max this year which used to fly that route.

Spanky famously once told me that airline tickets don't confirm to the laws of supply and demand, but this shows you that they unquestionably do.

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anon user #2.1
#3 2019-11-18 18:54:05

Re: Trying to get my Christmas tickets, Miami is really expensive this year.

Phillip_McCavity wrote:

Miami is a really competitive route from SF, so its surprising to see prices this high. Part of the problem is that there are no 737 Max this year which used to fly that route.

Spanky famously once told me that airline tickets don't confirm to the laws of supply and demand, but this shows you that they unquestionably do.

I'm not sure that last part necessarily follows.  It could be that with the current administration they more feel they can get away with price gouging.

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Phillip_McCavity
#4 2019-11-18 19:43:40

Re: Trying to get my Christmas tickets, Miami is really expensive this year.

anon user #2.1 wrote:

I'm not sure that last part necessarily follows.  It could be that with the current administration they more feel they can get away with price gouging.

Airlines price their tickets based on what the other carrier's charge. However, they also subdivide the seats and sometimes let other parties market and price them. Its a very strange and complicated business but the main way to make a profit is to sell as many seats as possible.

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#5 2019-11-18 20:16:36

Re: Trying to get my Christmas tickets, Miami is really expensive this year.

Phillip_McCavity wrote:

Airlines price their tickets based on what the other carrier's charge. However, they also subdivide the seats and sometimes let other parties market and price them. Its a very strange and complicated business but the main way to make a profit is to sell as many seats as possible.

So when are you flying?

People trying to save cash fly Christmas morning - since the airlines know people prefer to get there a few days in advance.

The 373-Max fiasco no doubt has affected prices.

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#6 2019-11-18 21:06:53

Re: Trying to get my Christmas tickets, Miami is really expensive this year.

Phillip_McCavity wrote:

Miami is a really competitive route from SF, so its surprising to see prices this high. Part of the problem is that there are no 737 Max this year which used to fly that route.

Spanky famously once told me that airline tickets don't confirm to the laws of supply and demand, but this shows you that they unquestionably do.

Spanky knows more about economics than you do no question.

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Prinz_Eugen
#7 2019-11-18 21:14:08

Re: Trying to get my Christmas tickets, Miami is really expensive this year.

. wrote:

Spanky knows more about economics than you do no question.
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