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Lsupimp
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Splain me Why can I never get airfare deals in Louisiana ?

When I lived in Denver I flew NONSTOP to London roundtrip for $198.
My cousins in Dallas fly to Maui (rt) for like $400 every year.

Why the hell is Louisiana (Nola and BR ) such a freaking expensive market ?


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re: Splain me Why can I never get airfare deals in Louisiana ?
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When I lived in Denver I flew NONSTOP to London roundtrip for $198.





Cosmo
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re: Splain me Why can I never get airfare deals in Louisiana ?
supply and demand

lots of flights and competition in those bigger markets.


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Walter White
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re: Splain me Why can I never get airfare deals in Louisiana ?
waaaaaaay smaller market, bra


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Lsupimp
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re: Splain me Why can I never get airfare deals in Louisiana ?
The hotel cost considerably more per night and was marginally less roomy.


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LSUzealot
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re: Splain me Why can I never get airfare deals in Louisiana ?
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When I lived in Denver I flew NONSTOP to London roundtrip for $198.



when was this, back in 2001 when gas was 95 cents a gallon?


Lsupimp
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re: Splain me Why can I never get airfare deals in Louisiana ?
November 1998 just in time for Guy Fawkes Day.
But there were always $99 dollar fares to Vegas or LA.
Yet I can never find a deal anywhere out of Baton Rouge.
Once in a blue moon out of Nola on SW.


LSUzealot
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re: Splain me Why can I never get airfare deals in Louisiana ?
I am sure back in 1998, there were some deals.


lsunurse
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re: Splain me Why can I never get airfare deals in Louisiana ?
BR isn't a major hub. You live in a major hub city, you are more likely to find deals.


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re: Splain me Why can I never get airfare deals in Louisiana ?
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When I lived in Denver I flew NONSTOP to London roundtrip for $198.


Bet you couldn't find that now. Fuel prices have really affected airfares.

When I fly back to La, I just go to Dallas and either rent a car or have someone pick me up.
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Lsupimp
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re: Splain me Why can I never get airfare deals in Louisiana ?
I was quietly hoping somebody would tell me I was doing it wrong and invite me to the secret airfare board.


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lsunurse
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re: Splain me Why can I never get airfare deals in Louisiana ?
Best deal I got was $300 to Honolulu from Phx, that was 2 years ago


lsu480
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re: Splain me Why can I never get airfare deals in Louisiana ?
There were great deals until a couple of years after 9/11 and prices have just kept rising everywhere since then.


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ThaBigFella
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re: Splain me Why can I never get airfare deals in Louisiana ?
broskie my used to fly miami to LA for $3 bc his dad worked for eastern airline or whatever it was called the hub out here....in the 60s or 70s.....its 2013, the global economy sucks and inflation is rampant...$400 is a cheap ticket now


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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Splain me Why can I never get airfare deals in Louisiana ?
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Best deal I got was $300 to Honolulu from Phx, that was 2 years ago



Airfare prices from JNU have doubled in some cases. We only have one carrier though.

I used to take day trips to Seattle in the late 90's for less than $300 total airfare. Now, it's over $500 round trip.


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Lsupimp
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re: Splain me Why can I never get airfare deals in Louisiana ?
pics ?


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Tigris
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re: Splain me Why can I never get airfare deals in Louisiana ?
New Orleans isn't really any worse than anywhere else; they have enough competition to keep the airlines fairly honest. Baton Rouge is another story.


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ZULU
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re: Splain me Why can I never get airfare deals in Louisiana ?
Drive to Houston/Dallas fly out there


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RedFoxx
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re: Splain me Why can I never get airfare deals in Louisiana ?
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When I lived in Denver I flew NONSTOP to London roundtrip for $198.


The taxes alone on your return flight from London would be more than that today.


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DaBeerz
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re: Splain me Why can I never get airfare deals in Louisiana ?
Alexandria is usually pretty cheap


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