cavalier said:Think I'll change my screen name to CLUE YOU IN, because I am going to Clue You In.
If you think that after the airline industryâ€™s shake down there will remain $49 tickets to anywhere on the planet you are dreaming. It's a dog eat dog world out there and the LCC giving tickets away for ridiculously low prices is unsustainable long term, trust me this too will end and the LCC will become the Legacies and the story will replay with different names.
The problem with that is this...the LCC's offer a $60 fare and the legacies offer the $49 fare to "protect market share". Happens all the time.
And, I believe you're wrong in that assumption...LUV is the only choice between MCI and STL. Price of a fully refundable one way ticket, bought a half hour before flight time? $74. No competition from anybody. I remember when TWA was the only game on that route and charged $250 for a one way ticket.