lightmac wrote:- price
ATLFlyer1234 wrote:(because nothing really beats a non-stop)
N776AU wrote:It's different for everyone. Most people I know shop on price and that's it. That's a component for me, but I have a bit of a step by step when selecting for me: (...).
PatrickZ80 wrote:I've paid € 432 for a return ticket with a transfer. A direct flight was also available but would have cost me € 936 on the same dates.
MartijnNL wrote:Swiss to Shanghai? Or North America maybe?
You can't beat two for the price of one!
PatrickZ80 wrote:ATLFlyer1234 wrote:(because nothing really beats a non-stop)
That depends. For some people, a non-stop can be beaten by a lower price.
Take for example a trip I've booked for october this year. I've paid € 432 for a return ticket with a transfer. A direct flight was also available but would have cost me € 936 on the same dates. No way I'm going to pay that much more if it can be done so much cheaper. A little bit more, allright, I can understand. But more than twice as much just to have a direct flight? No thanks.
PatrickZ80 wrote:Actually I'm going to Los Angeles. € 432 is a combi of Transavia and Norwegian, € 936 is KLM. Allright, there's a difference in service level but do I need the KLM service level? No, I don't.
delta1690 wrote:Because they make more money that way. They effectively sell the seat twice. This allows them to cut prices, undercutting their competitors.
delta1690 wrote:It is very clear that the biggest reason people choose one airline over another is price.
delta1690 wrote:If they annoy one in a hundred by bouncing them, but get ten percent more by lower prices, they win. They also take care not to bounce frequent flyers, so the annoyed ones were probably not going to fly with them for a long while.
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