February 14, 2012 6:36 AM Subscribe
Why would a flight to the destination city be less expensive than the same flight to the connecting city?
posted by sandra_s to travel & transportation (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
AVP (Scranton, PA) to Wichita, KS - connecting in Chicago - $351
AVP (Scranton, PA) to Chicago, same day, same flight, same airline - $467
Why would this be?
Related, maybe rhetorical:
I notice the above a lot. Now, generally flights in and out of AVP are expensive, Almost noting is a direct flight from there, so I understand that. To get a reasonably priced flight one has to drive to New York City, Newark, Philly or BWI. But here is an example of where the direct flight is more expensive than the longer flight.
Is it the Airport? Why are flights in and out of this airport so darn expensive?