Friday, November 6, 2009


Why is it cheaper to fly from New York to COSTA RICA than it is to fly to Atlanta, Georgia?


  1. I have had the same thought many times before, except instead of GA it's MI.
    My theory, they know you are flying to see family, so it's not a choice. Flying to Vegas, Florida, Costa Rica, even Hawaii is a choice. If the tickets are expensive you simply won't go, which is why they often have specials and deals. Flying to Michigan, Texas, Georgia, you are visiting family. You have no choice and you will pay for it!

  2. Hahahaha! It's not funny, really. It's ridiculous. How silly.

  3. Chelsea hit it on the nail! It's all about elasticity of demand. And companies do even more research on our consumption pattern than we do on them. Because they know that people are most likely not going to think twice about going to Atlanta because it is not a luxury, they will charge you more.

    That said, always try to fly on non-business days. Fly on Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

  4. I hate it when stuff like this happens with airlines. I recently took a trip abroad from DC and it was cheapter for me to fly to NY and then fly out to the destination eventhough the same airline was departing from DC. So, when I was flying back I asked them if they would switch me to the flight that was direct to DC and they did!


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