EWR-BOS fares

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  1. cityfishing
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    I looked into booking a RT from EWR-BOS for next week. Cheapest fares are over $900 for coach and $1200 for business. I remember the fares on this route are high but don't remember them being this high. I can't wait for Jetblue and Southwest to come into EWR to add some competition and save me from flying out of LGA or JFK.
     
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    I don't know what you are talking about. $4.50/mi is a deal.
     
  3. Black Cloud
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    www.usairways.com
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    More flights. More mainline. More convenience. Generally half, if not a third, of the price.
    Yeah, LGA can be a pain in the a$s but EWR between BOS and DCA is absolutely nonsensical.
     
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    a RT EWR-BOS 5/4-5/5 on CO is $202 AI. On B6 it is $139 AI.

    Clearly CO thinks it's service EWR-BOS is still worth a $63 premium. That's 32 CPM by the way. :rolleyes:

    Looks like I will be flying a lot more B6 if this doesn't change.
     
  6. mikeschu
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    For cityfisher, it looks like Amtrak offers the Acela from NY Penn from $200 and credits CO miles if you can afford a little more transit time.
     
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    Update your status...
    I personally enjoy the B6 product and would happily chose them over CO/UA, especially at that price point.
     
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    B6 product is nice, but TrueBlue...it ain't what it used to be.
     
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    That is most certainly true.
     
  10. rggale
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    I had (well, I still have but dont use it much anymore, just haven't cancelled yet) the JetBlue Amex, which made it incredibly easy to get award flights. I forget what the $/Points ratio was, but I think it was ridiculously low like $1000=10points. Combine that with flying B6 often, earning 6-8 points per segment, and you had a True Blue Reward on your doorstep pretty damn often.
     
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    If you book in advance, this route has been pretty good as Wandering Aramean wrote.

    Late last year these WERE CHEAP and I gobbled up quite a bit:

    July 4 weekend 139.00 AI
    May weekend 139.00 AI
    Thanksgiving weekend 173.00 AI
    October weekend 139.00 AI
    Labor Day 139.00 AI

    These are mostly booked on CO mainline and a few q400's for a couple of the RTs.

    The prices for a while mimic'd jet blues prices (the 139 AI's were booked in Nov and December 2010 for 2011 travel). I saw the cheap price and bought them up :)

    As you can see Jet Blue really made a difference here, prices are up a bit now (booked thanksgiving last month) but seriously good prices, just got to be able to spend a lot of time looking around (and not having to take a last minute business trip :( )
     
  12. cityfishing
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    Because of the outrageous price, I had to turn my one day Boston trip into an overnight. Now flying B6 out of JFK with a stay at the Boston Westin for a grand total about half of the 900+ fare that CO wanted. Not ideal as I live in NJ about 30 minutes from EWR but I will get some SPG points and can try out the new B6 terminal at JFK.
     
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    slightly off topic but BOS has other good deals to on CO and UA

    I also bought a CO BOS-BWI all in for 126.00!!!


    And a June weekend BOS-IAD on UA mainline (752s) for 171.00 AI

    I love MHT airport but BOS is winning a LOT of my business these days - almost 70% of my travel.
     
  14. Wandering Aramean
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    And I got BOS-SAN for $60, though I'm guessing that the BWI fare was less of a mistake. ;)
     
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    Same deal from ORD-EWR, that's another CO cash cow gone forever.
     
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    You should try flights out of CLE. CLE-PHL for a one day flight is $950 RT :eek: and non-refundable!!
    CLE-BOS was more than $1000 RT for a 1 day flight. I saved $100 by flyng into Manchester. I hope Jet Blue makes CLE one of their targets if UACO actually thinks of moving out. We are taking a bath here and people say that CLE isn't a cash cow for UACO???
     

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