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Old 04-27-2007, 06:37 AM
 
Location: SD, VA, West Texas--staying awhile
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why would an airline sell a RT ticket cheaper than a one way ticket? I just purchased 4 RT tickets on an airline and even though I only need one-way tickets (since we are moving) I am saving over $100 per ticket!!! Wouldn't an airline prefer to know in advance that we were really only flying one-way so they wouldn't have empty seats and they could sell those seats to someone else? I know SW airlines lets you buy one way tickets and it doesn't cost more buy why don't other airlines do this? Makes no sense to me!!!


Just wondering............

Pam
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Old 04-29-2007, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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It has always been that way. Makes no sense to me either!
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Old 04-29-2007, 12:28 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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I don't really know either. Best analogy I have is:

Tomatoes $.50 ea or 3 for $1.00.

I dunno.

Last edited by motormaker; 04-29-2007 at 01:25 PM.. Reason: spelling
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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I'm thinking, mind you theory only here, is that when purchasing a round trip ticket they are "assured" the seats are going to be filled. I know some of the smaller ones like Horizon Air and Allegiant air do one way flights. I'm thinking Allegiant only goes to and from Las Vegas, could be wrong.
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Old 05-02-2007, 05:56 PM
 
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Very good question! I have thought the same thing and that is why I love to fly Southest! Perhaps somebody who works for the airline industry can answer this question!
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Old 05-02-2007, 07:24 PM
 
Location: A Valley in Oregon
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Take a look at the past 40 years worth of front-pages.
Take a look at your last 10 years worth of paychecks and the with-held sections.
Take a look at gas prices the past several years.
Look at the cost increases on grocery items over the past 6 years.
Watch CNN, FOX, and every news show you can.
Check out the history of the airline industry since the bankruptcies started oh so many years ago.
Take a look at what the break-up of Ma Bell has done.
You're looking for something that makes sense?
See me in the funny pages!
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:40 PM
 
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Originally Posted by RockyMtnr View Post
Take a look at the past 40 years worth of front-pages.
Take a look at your last 10 years worth of paychecks and the with-held sections.
Take a look at gas prices the past several years.
Look at the cost increases on grocery items over the past 6 years.
Watch CNN, FOX, and every news show you can.
Check out the history of the airline industry since the bankruptcies started oh so many years ago.
Take a look at what the break-up of Ma Bell has done.
You're looking for something that makes sense?
See me in the funny pages!
I was wondering where you were going with this until I read the last sentence!
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