Originally Posted by segbrown
Originally Posted by Philpug
Southwest would be smart just to pad the ticket costs enough to cover what the average uncharge would be and keep the "Bags fly free" campaign going as long as they can.
I think they already are ... Seriously, minus their fare sales, their ticket prices seem to be higher than many others lately. Now,that is based totally on limited personal experience, so may not be valid, but I have noticed that United is actually quite a bit cheaper for me these days.
I noticed that too. But only very lately. (After months of shopping, watching prices keep steady or rise, and finally buying tickets on Southwest and Jet Blue. ) Another thing I've noticed is that the gap between prices to major hubs and out-of-the-way destinations has closed somewhat (mostly due to the fact that prices to hubs have gone up). Used to be I could fly to Denver for 0.25 of what it would cost to fly to, say, Bozeman, and to Salt Lake for about 0.4. By contrast, the other day United had a one-stop trip to Jackson from Boston for $600, at convenient times, which is only roughly 40% more than a flight to Denver and 20% more than a flight to SLC.