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Old 07-13-2011, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Just wondering what kind of effects a bomb blast will have on plane ticket prices. There were bomb blasts in India today and I have a trip planned in about 6 weeks.. and plan to buy tickets in 2 weeks... Will this most likely cause an increase or decrease in ticket prices.. or will the probably remain the same?
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:37 AM
 
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No impact from this single event although theoritically it could reduce leasure and business travel to Mumbai and thus keep rates stable (not reduce rates, but the cheap seats won't be bought so quickly) to Mumbai only.

Otherwise, if you are going to some place like Florida, absolutely no impact at all.
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:46 AM
 
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Haha, I guess I wasn't as clear as I thought I was when I was typing it, I am flying to Mumbai
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:00 AM
 
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Haha, I guess I wasn't as clear as I thought I was when I was typing it, I am flying to Mumbai
Hey people have asked crazier questions here, what's the effect of a thundershower in Hoboken on the price of tea in China.

But for Mumbai, it's a good question. My guess is prices have been fixed by the airline for these international flights 6 weeks out and you will not see price reductions. Flights I take to Delhi, even after the previous terrorists attacks in India, were booked solid.
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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It's the law of supply and demand. A ticket to Mumbai will sell regardless. There are enough non-discretionary travellers (tourists) that it won't make a difference.

Now, if you were going to the Seychelles, or Bali or a tourist destination, it could have a dramatic effect.

I got a 12 day cruise in the eastern Med and Black Sea for $500 before the start of the Iraq war because people were worried. It just depends on your personal tolerance for issues.
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:24 AM
 
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It surprising so many people even WANT to go to india :P
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:36 AM
 
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But regardless, thanks for the input you guys. I was mostly worried about the prices going up, but it hopefully will keep them stable for a while because I will not be buying my ticket for a couple more weeks.
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:46 PM
 
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Holy foreshadowing.
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:52 PM
 
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Holy foreshadowing.
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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It surprising so many people even WANT to go to india
Most of us who travel to India (on business), really don't want to. As a business traveller I don't look at the ticket for how much it cost due to its company paid for. I just want to fly in, do what I need to do and fly right out. I am thankful for open tickets.
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