Why does flying abroad cost so much?
April 12, 2011 11:25 AM Subscribe
Why are international flights so much more expensive than domestic flights?
posted by monospace to Travel & Transportation (34 answers total)
I need to go to Europe in May, and to California in June. The cheapest return flight return flight to Amsterdam I could find is around $1400, and a return flight to LAX is around $550. So, that's 38 cents per mile versus 22 cents per mile. What could possibly explain this huge price difference? Taxes? The actual planes used?