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Old 04-19-2017, 12:47 PM
 
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I was looking for some vacation flights (ie, to Vegas) and found that flights are so expensive, even JetBlue. The only exception is Spirit, which I would never take.

Is this a Logan thing, or I'm just looking at the wrong time?
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Old 04-19-2017, 01:20 PM
 
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I've booked business trips where I compared Manchester vs Logan, and Manch was also cheaper than Logan...sometimes significantly.
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Old 04-19-2017, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Logan is in a convenient location close to Downtown Boston. The operating costs are much higher in the urban setting and so airfares tend to be higher.
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:29 PM
 
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I was looking for some vacation flights (ie, to Vegas) and found that flights are so expensive, even JetBlue. The only exception is Spirit, which I would never take.

Is this a Logan thing, or I'm just looking at the wrong time?
I also hate Spirit and will not fly. Did you try Southwest? They usually have good fairs. Or try to do a package deal that includes hotel.

I live in Portland, OR so it is only a 2 hour flight for me. I can usually get a direct flight too.
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:22 PM
 
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When I used to fly Southwest, I always flew out of Manchester, rather than Boston, as the fares were significantly lower. Not sure that's still the case, but worth checking.
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:56 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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Airfares are somewhat of a mystery. It is always worth checking out surrounding airports, because you never know when another airport will be cheaper. When I lived in Philadelphia, I'd always also check the fares from Newark and from BWI.

What I don't like is that a lot of smaller cities are serviced by smaller jets run by outsourced smaller companies whose personnel is not as well trained as those who are at the big carriers. This can lead to incidents like the recent United flight where they had security beat up a passenger who didn't want to be bumped to accommodate the airline employees - most of those decisions weren't made by United itself but by an outsourced, smaller company because that's what they use to service Louisville. But more importantly most of the fatal crashes in the U.S. these days are from these smaller companies who pay the pilots minimum wage and they have to work at Starbucks on the side for insurance and to make ends meet. So, I'm concerned that many of the smaller airports around the area (Manchester, Hartford, Providence, etc) would be serviced by these other companies. Always check to see who is actually operating the flight you want to take.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:26 AM
 
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Sometimes I see Manchester or PVD as cheaper. Sometimes. But there are almost always connections that I can avoid from Logan, so it ceases to be an advantage.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:26 AM
 
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Southwest only uses company operated flights.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:07 AM
 
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Southwest only uses company operated flights.

Yes, I like SWA and fly them. But always check with United, American and Delta.
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:28 PM
 
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