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Old 04-22-2020, 05:14 AM
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At what point (if any) do airlines start cutting prices for future flights to get cash now? We have a charter planned for Xmas to New Years. When should we buy? Wait it out a few months?
Old 04-22-2020, 05:19 AM
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My assumption is they won’t go crazy low, my guess is that they will stay afloat with this stimulus for now and downsize in the future. I can’t see people ever going back to flying the way they used to.
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There are some decent deals out there now. Just paid $360 for 3 round trip tickets to Houston flying southwest in early September. When my wife and I were planning our trip earlier this year pricing for 3 tickets was $1100.
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Couple weeks ago American was selling Miami to California (think it was Miami) for $15/ea way. Southwest has had some good deals. Probably depend on the route. Where are you going?
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May be a while..



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Originally Posted by KIMDer View Post
Couple weeks ago American was selling Miami to California (think it was Miami) for $15/ea way. Southwest has had some good deals. Probably depend on the route. Where are you going?
Heard the same thing, PA to Ca for less than $20 one way a couple weeks ago and the plane was all but empty. Parking at the airport is gonna cost more than the flight!
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Would you pack yourself into one of those flying Petri dishes under our current circumstances?
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Originally Posted by Tingum View Post
Would you pack yourself into one of those flying Petri dishes under our current circumstances?
I don’t think there is much packing them in right now, so yeah I would. They are seeing flights with 1-2 people. Airports are empty.

problem really is, where the hell are you going?
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Booked a one-way flight from Knoxville to Lauderdale on May 1 for $35 plus $20 for a carryon bag. By the time taxes and fees were added in, my actual flight cost was under $10.
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Originally Posted by Tingum View Post
Would you pack yourself into one of those flying Petri dishes under our current circumstances?

The airplanes are a lot cleaner than grocery stores, gas stations or pretty much anywhere else other than hospitals.
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Originally Posted by KIMDer View Post
Couple weeks ago American was selling Miami to California (think it was Miami) for $15/ea way. Southwest has had some good deals. Probably depend on the route. Where are you going?
Chartering in the BVI Xmas to New Years. Flights for travel domestically in the near future are dirt cheap. Anything beyond 3 or 4 months internationally is still pricey. I’ll wait it out. Doubt they’ll go up.
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Originally Posted by Tingum View Post
Would you pack yourself into one of those flying Petri dishes under our current circumstances?
Not right now, but we’re looking at Xmas.
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Originally Posted by Tingum View Post
Would you pack yourself into one of those flying Petri dishes under our current circumstances?
They were petri dishes before all this!

They will really need to step up in terms of better cleaning before most are ready to fly.
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A friends Mom passed a few days ago and he had to fly from Charleston to Chicago. He bought the ticket Monday to fly Tuesday on Southwest.
His boarding # was A17. For those that fly/flew Southwest, positions A1-A15 are reserved for premium boarding. There were a total of two paying passengers on the flight....
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There is only so low they can go. They are not going to continuously run flights that lose money. Better to not fly than lose money on a route. With gas prices very low, their cost came down dramatically. So it takes less Revenue/Passengers to make a flight profitable. But sub-$100 tickets is not sustainable. I am not saying you can find a gem out there. But that can't be the business model.

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I was shopping for flights recently. Chicago to fort myers. American and united had $49 round trip tickets but only lasted a day or two. Ended up with $70 round trip on american for mid june.

Best thing to do is look for flights on google. You can then sign up to be notified of any price change. If the price drops to you liking, jump on if fast because it may only last a day or two.
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I flew New Orleans to Boston non-stop on Spirit Air for $17.
4 passengers on the plane so they gave us a free beer.
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The may be cheaper in the short term but don't expect cheap because they will do what they always do - reduce capacity based on demand.
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HOU to OGG in Sept on Southwest 350.00 per person round trip.
LAX to OGG Hawaiian Air, same amount, add 7 days in a condo and its 2400.00 total for two.

That is 50% of normal prices.

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Flew Mississippi to Orange County CA last October. Paid almost $1400 for two round trip tickets. Last week those same tickets $316 for 2 round trip tickets. I checked all the way to September and they were only $228 each.

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