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ffishstik
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re: What is the deal with airline ticket prices to ATL is it


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ATL is usually pretty cheap since it's such a big hub


Yeah, it's exactly the opposite. It's actually cheaper to fly THROUGH ATL than it is to fly TO ATL, which I've always found to be a bit crazy. Flights to ATL are usually higher than they should be. I actually had to book inside of the 2 week window a few months ago and the fare was right at $800. I just drove that week.






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UAFanFromNOLA
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re: What is the deal with airline ticket prices to ATL is it


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I once saved a good bit by flying to B'Ham and getting a rental.

Train to Bham from NOLA is $54. You could certainly get a rental after that, drive the 2.5 hours, and have a car.



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Tmacelroy12
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Houston
Member since Aug 2012
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re: What is the deal with airline ticket prices to ATL is it


Airline pricing is all about supply and demand, basic economics. Since supply is pretty much fixed on a day-to-day basis, prices will increase when the demand for those tickets increase, obviously. I don't think there will be any discounted tickets especially if you are trying to fly out of Louisiana.





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MNCscripper
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re: What is the deal with airline ticket prices to ATL is it


Flying United out of IAH direct to ATL for $333

Not bad in my opinion






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AlxTgr
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re: What is the deal with airline ticket prices to ATL is it


Huh?





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Red Stick Tigress
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re: What is the deal with airline ticket prices to ATL is it


Are you talking airfare for the bowl game?

It's New Year's Eve. The HOLIDAYS.

It's not going to be cheap.






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Red Stick Tigress
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re: What is the deal with airline ticket prices to ATL is it


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Train to Bham from NOLA is $54. You could certainly get a rental after that, drive the 2.5 hours, and have a car.



You can take the train all the way to ATL.

There's also MEGABUS out of NOLA to ATL and only stops in Mobile and Montgomery.






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TriumphTiger
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Snellville, GA
Member since Sep 2007
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re: What is the deal with airline ticket prices to ATL is it


Look at Amtrak. Cheap and you can just drink the whole trip.





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MNCscripper
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re: What is the deal with airline ticket prices to ATL is it


Went up $100 in 1 day





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RobRocknRoll
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Alexandria, Louisiana
Member since Oct 2012
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re: What is the deal with airline ticket prices to ATL is it


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Train to Bham from NOLA is $54. You could certainly get a rental after that, drive the 2.5 hours, and have a car.


i lived in hotLanta for a few years & alotta us liked that option..

FOR the record on flying there: Hartsfield, as the Delta home/hub, seems to play games--
i've always thought they over-booked & over-priced fares quite often;
Seemingly made no sense:
a few yrs ago, i bought a last-minute ticket during holiday-rush & was cheaper than the prices i'd paid for a year or 2 leading up that that point..
go figure.








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JabarkusRussell
Member since Jul 2009
9069 posts

re: What is the deal with airline ticket prices to ATL is it


Why do airlines make it so hard to book one way tickets? I want to buy the cheapest option and that often means flying out with one airline and leaving with another. Is this due to 9/11?





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nycajun
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re: What is the deal with airline ticket prices to ATL is it


Christmas/New Year is always a very busy time and tickets are priced accordingly. That said, Delta is a price-gouging near monopoly. Check their competition ( if there is any for your itinerary). USAir connecting through CLT is often cheaper although connecting is a hassle.





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Golfer
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Coral Bay, St. John, USVI
Member since Nov 2005
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re: What is the deal with airline ticket prices to ATL is it


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FOR the record on flying there: Hartsfield, as the Delta home/hub, seems to play games--
i've always thought they over-booked & over-priced fares quite often;
Seemingly made no sense:
a few yrs ago, i bought a last-minute ticket during holiday-rush & was cheaper than the prices i'd paid for a year or 2 leading up that that point..
go figure.


They've got algorithms out the arse that justify their fares and the timing for which fares are priced.






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Golfer
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re: What is the deal with airline ticket prices to ATL is it


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Why do airlines make it so hard to book one way tickets?


They don't

I can go on any of the major carries and click "one way" and book my flight.

Or better yet, I can compare via Kayak allowing broken fares.






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LSUDonMCO
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Orlando
Member since Dec 2003
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re: What is the deal with airline ticket prices to ATL is it


Southwest now flies to Atlanta. Check it out of New Orleans if not AirTran is much cheaper to ATL than Delta





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Golfer
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re: What is the deal with airline ticket prices to ATL is it


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Southwest now flies to Atlanta. Check it out of New Orleans if not AirTran is much cheaper to ATL than Delta


AirTran doesn't exist anymore.

And WN is not always cheaper. Major myth.






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Preys on Gumps
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Wrigleyville
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re: What is the deal with airline ticket prices to ATL is it


Kayak will present hacker fares to you. Try ATL> Greenville, SC both one way





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rumtumtiger
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Georgia
Member since Sep 2008
1223 posts

re: What is the deal with airline ticket prices to ATL is it


I live in ATL and, yep, Delta jacks its prices to/from appropriate cities, especially for the post season. They know LSU travels well and that Clemson fans will drive down. No surprises here. Move on.





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gptigerfan
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Covington
Member since Oct 2007
647 posts

re: What is the deal with airline ticket prices to ATL is it


What is a hacker fare?





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Smalls
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The South
Member since Jul 2009
2493 posts

re: What is the deal with airline ticket prices to ATL is it


I was looking at taking the train from Nola. $144 round trip.





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