Can anyone beat my most expensive domestic ticket ever? $3,031.90

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  1. beofotch
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    I had to book Friday for a round-trip CLT - LAX to fly out tuesday morning and return on the red-eye. The flight was 3,031.90 for coach (Y), though I purchased for $6 more the F fare of 3,037.90.

    Has anyone ever had a US Air domestic ticket more expensive than that? That is INSANE!!!
     
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    Fortress hub + short notice + funky same day flight = sky-high prices. :)
     
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    I can't figure out how to upload an image from my iPad, but US's return fare in F from JFK to lax is $6,362. Ewr-lax would be $5,272 also in F. Both fares would be operated by others, but are US fares.

    F on phl-sea is $5,600. This is on US metal.
     
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    While upgrades on US aren't worth much, but at $6, or 0.2% of the ticket amount, that feels like money well spent.
     
  5. DeacFlyer1
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    You actually booked that? Or you just found that? Those are crazy prices, but I think the OP was asking people to top him with prices they've actually paid for a flight...
     
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    Just found those, not flown. Sea-phl is showing F0 for tmrw on both non-stops...perhaps someone is!

    I have paid $6k on AA for transcon f. that is a little more premium of a product.
     
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    Wow... well, Im not surprised... I had to pay almost $1000 for a domestic ticket a few weeks ago that I thought was expensive.... :eek:
     
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    I cannot imagine what could be important enough to pay 5 or 6k for a domestic ticket.
     
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    New York banking, one would assume... :p:)
     
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    I needed to buy a one-way ticket from PHL to SAN, because I am returning to a different airport. The cheapest coach ticket available on US was $1,600 one-way. They don't sell anything less than a B one-way on this route.

    It will save me at least $700 to take the train to EWR.
     
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    I think I'd fly Spirit and pocket the rest of the money -- if it was that important to get there today. :)
     
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    what was the fare for CLT-LAX with a return as LAX-CLT-FLO? Or did you need to check a bag?
     
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    Don't forget that there are negotiated back-end discounts on those fares for many large companies so even if it looks like folks are buying $5K seats they are often paying only a fraction of that price.
     
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    I have been rebooked into seats that cost $1500+ but never paid for one outright. I assume you have an expense account. The most I've ever paid for a personal ticket (domestic) was $900 just last week.
     
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    yes it could have been made cheaper with throw-away city ticketing; and i only had a carry-on. but this is official business travel and our firm has a policy that we are not supposed to do that for business travel, even if it costs more. so it is what it is...
     
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