How United Stays Profitable

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  1. Infinite1K
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    This morning I was searching for flights between SFO and LAX (which these days is usually $160 and above) and stumbled across the following fare quote. Those W fare classes sure have gone up ;)

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  2. Sedosi

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    More "changes you're gonna like". :D
     
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    Just sooo typical of the "new" united:(
     
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  4. Infinite1K
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    I wonder if I would get a Discretionary Complimentary Premier Upgrade with that W fare? ;)
     
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  5. Sedosi

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    Only if you were Plat or higher.
     
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  6. davef139

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    We make fun of UA when they add an extra number or 2 to a price, but jump all over when they forget one like yesterday.
     
  7. Sedosi

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    I think both are slightly humorous, but one is beneficial. They seem to fix both pretty quickly however.
     
  8. Infinite1K
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    I missed the "one from yesterday" - what was that all about? And do they end up honoring their mistakes?
     
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  9. colpuck
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    JFK-ORD for 80.00 o/w, yes they do. In fact the DOT mandates that they do,
     
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    Umm....it was $32 o/w, not $80. :cool:
     
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    my bad
     
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    I will carry you on my back for half of that fare and include a Slim Jim. [​IMG]
     
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  13. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    I could swear (but am too lazy to search) that I saw threads in the pre-merger UA forum that pointed out ridiculous (and obvious mistake) fares.
     
  14. chaz4449

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    That's more expensive than a private jet would be!
     
  15. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    At that price they might schedule a private jet for you if that's the lowest fare.
     
  16. NYBanker
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    This is the reciprocal of the RGN fares.
     
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    UA was not directly affected by that since they did not issue any of these ex-RGN.
     
  18. Stephen
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    :) that is how to go out of business, not stay profitable. It takes people to BUY to make profit.
     
  19. RRK

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    YES they did honor the $ 63.20 ( JFK-IAD-ORD-IAD-JFK ) mistake. Booked it for FRI 9/28 as a short mileage run.
     
  20. kwai
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    That price is because it's a non stop and therefor more desirable. You'd likely have received a cheaper price with a connection through SYD. :D
     
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    That seems kind of low.....
     
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    Hey, at least the app lets you search for flights even! WHen I search it just goes black on the results screen...I don't even get a CHANCE to buy a $24000 fare!
     
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    SFO-SYD-LAX leave on SAT return MON (shortest connection) $1,883.90
     
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    Is it a W fare?
     
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    Did you notice that at more than $24,000, it still says, "Additional bag charges may apply."
     

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