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Old 02-09-2011, 02:15 PM
 
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Just wondering. I know Charlotte is the main Hub for US Airways, how come the tickets are expensive.

Does anyone on this forum have an answer. During my stay I always observed that Charlotte is one of the more expensive place to travel from. Considering its a hub should'nt the competencies of centralized operations bring the cost down??
I asked a USAir rep this question years ago when I still lived in Baltimore and mostly flew through CLT. Their explanation was that, when a hub was the start or final destination point, they potentially lost one seat on a connection through CLT or PHL. Not sure how valid this explanation is (or was) but that's what I was told.

As for the fares MysteryMT posted....I'm not sure a $300 savings is worth giving up a direct flight overseas for a connection.
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:54 AM
 
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I dont agree with the explanation they gave you. Because start or termination is only relative to the passenger. A flight that has landed will board other passengers and fly to another destination. So unless someone says a flight is only moving back and forth between the same 2 locations then there might be some merit to the logic offered.

And a $300 higher price is worth a consideration for me if it a pleasure flight and not business. A layover of more than 30 % of the point to point journey time might dilute the cost advantage. But then again it depends on each individual. $300 can buy a ticket for another travel!!
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:44 PM
 
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Bit the bullet and paid $1,330pp CLT-DUB in June
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:27 PM
 
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it would be nice if the US Airways make non-stop flights from Charlotte to Amsterdam
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Durham UK
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Still not too much downward movement on US Airways' flight prices to Europe this summer
CLT-Dublin $1,280
CLT-Madrid $1,315
CLT-Paris $1,681
CLT-Rome $1,560

Cheapest price I could see for July to London with US was $1534.

A 1 stop was around $1300
Seems crazy that you can fly from Greensboro with 1 stop for just over $100 more.

In the past it used to be cheaper to fly direct to Raleigh Durham with AA, but that seems to have become a more expensive option.


They have you whichever way you try to do it.

My husband had to go back to UK urgently 3 weeks ago and his flight was $840 booked 1 day in advance.
They then charged him $250 becuse he had to change his return flight as , even though he booked for 10 days, his Fathers funeral was going to be on the day he flew home.
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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My wife was pricing flights to Philadelphia. It was cheaper to fly to connect through Atlanta than it was to fly directly to Phily.

We are flying to Europe this summer. Most flights were in the $1500 range. Luckily, we were able to buy some airmiles for around $100 and both the wife and I are flying free. The last time we flew there was in 2006 and the flight that we purchased was $900. It was not the cheapest flight but it was a direct flight. The prices of gas, inflation, and the exchange rate is making it expensive to fly overseas.
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Durham UK
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I sometimes prefer a 1 stop as long as the layover isn't too long (or too short) as you get a chance to stretch your legs, maybe grab a bite and see daylight.

$300 difference isn't that much I suppose, but will buy you a fair bit of budget hotel accom' and if you're talking about a family travelling then it amounts to a lot of useful $$$.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:20 PM
 
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Flight prices have gone up so much in the past few months. I priced London out as well and didn't find anything cheaper than $1200pp, and we were also looking to go to Brazil. Last year at this time we found flights to Brazil for $500pp, this time the cheapest was $1100. Yikes!
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:49 PM
 
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This is wonderful news for the growing international scene of Charlotte.
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Old 03-01-2011, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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Flight prices have gone up so much in the past few months. I priced London out as well and didn't find anything cheaper than $1200pp, and we were also looking to go to Brazil. Last year at this time we found flights to Brazil for $500pp, this time the cheapest was $1100. Yikes!
Tell me about it. We're looking at Aruba and St. Croix and prices are up big time from when we looked at those last year.
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