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Different price Iberia vs. Vueling - same flight?

Different price Iberia vs. Vueling - same flight?

Apr 22nd, 2010, 03:05 PM
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Different price Iberia vs. Vueling - same flight?

Hi,

Just wanted to check my understanding -

seems the same flight on Vueling costs 50 Euro (+ 10 for baggage) = $80
vs.
iberia = $97 (I believe 1 bag is included in the price).

Is this possible? It's a codeshare and I guess I'm surprised at the difference.

Thanks.
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Apr 22nd, 2010, 03:44 PM
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That happens almost all the time. Two airlines selling the same flight apply different pricing strategies and algorithms and, after fare optimization, they come up with different fares. In fact it is very rare that you find the same price on each.
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Apr 22nd, 2010, 03:59 PM
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No different than 2 different seats sold by Iberia being a different price.
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Apr 22nd, 2010, 03:59 PM
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You'll often find same price if the carriers have joint-venture, with anti-trust exception. For example, AF/KL flights and DL flights. But the carriers that are simply codesharing are supposed to be competing on price.
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Apr 23rd, 2010, 11:29 AM
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Once we got cheap tickets with Alaska Airlines - the flight was actually American Airlines, and with them would be much more expensive.

I don't understand how they do it, and it proves once more: do your homework before making reservations.

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Apr 23rd, 2010, 08:09 PM
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Thanks -

After the 8.5 Euro fee for using my Visa - the difference is close to nil.
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May 4th, 2010, 06:18 AM
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Hello,

Has anyone added baggage to a Vueling flight post-purchase but pre-checkin? I wish to avoid the added charges at check-in. Emailing for an answer has not been successful -
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