Open Jaw Ticket...NYC-LHR;FCO-NYC Cost

Jan 28th, 2015, 08:18 PM
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Open Jaw Ticket...NYC-LHR;FCO-NYC Cost

I'm just wondering if $788 is a good price for the itinerary above for a departure in late May and a return in early June? There is one stop each way but they are not lengthy (2 hours). I haven't traveled to Europe and the price seems a little high considering longer flights to Asia from the west coast ie. LAX-SE Asia are cheaper during the same time frame.

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Jan 28th, 2015, 08:30 PM
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IME/IMO - that is a very cheap fare for that itinerary/time of year. VERY cheap!

A stop between NY and London? Where is the connection?
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Jan 28th, 2015, 09:03 PM
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Round trip ticket? That is very cheap. In my experience, you would be paying almost 50% less than what I paid for coach tickets in 2012 for RT to Rome. The distance traveled or amount of time in the flight is not controlling for ticket prices. In fact, the Wall Street Journal had a article that I read that said the best predictor of prices is whether there are low cost fliers covering the route. Pricing is more closely linked to supply and demand and the prices charged by competitors than it is to distance and time. Is May/June peak season for travel to SE Asia. It is for travel to Europe.
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Jan 28th, 2015, 09:44 PM
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This is probably Aer Lingus flights via Shannon or Dublin. For JFK-LHR segment, for example, BA, Virgin Atlantic, Delta provide direct services in less than 7 hours. Aer Lingus, operating less comfortable planes with a layover would have to offer discount to compete with other carriers.
Many incorrectly assume that the airfares are cost based - distance traveled, fuel prices, etc. Instead, they are market based. The carriers might conveniently use people's assumption to justify increasing fares when the fuel price rises, but does not lower the airfare when the fuel price declines.
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Jan 28th, 2015, 09:48 PM
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Thanks for the response. It's on Aer Lingus so the stops are Shannon and Dublin respectively. I just booked it and I'm really excited to finally have the opportunity to visit Europe. The fare was actually $770 a few days ago. It's only an $18 increase but x4 = $72 but oh well.
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