I really don't know much about the inner workings of airlines, but it gets me to scratching my head when it costs approx. $300 to fly round trip to Florida, but it costs $1700 to fly to Aruba. I know it's considered an international flight but I somehow feel price gouging somewhere in the mix. Eventually, it will kill the golden goose.
so in other words......(i am not putting words in your mouth though lisa) they charge high prices because they "can"
we are using miles for our august trip to aruba, but last time i looked AA was tpa-mia-aua was approx $450 pp including tax
not as reasonable as airtran but compared to what some folks are paying i guess it is ok.
Absolutely positively yes.
We have lived in Atlanta for 10 years and Delta was the ONLY non-stop carrier to Aruba up until about 1 1/2 years ago when Air Tran started their flights.
Delta can name their own price during the week.
Weekends they tend to compete with Air Tran HOWEVER, that will limit an Aruba vacation to 7, 8, 14 or 15 nights. For us personally, 8 nights is too short and 14 nights is too long due to the added hotel expense.
Least expensive Air Tran flight now is $427 pp
Week end Delta $674
Week day Delta $887
$450 pp from TPA is a "fair" price. About what my parents pay from MIA, off peak season.
Last edited by Arubalisa; 03-22-2011 at 10:03 AM.
Just bought our return flight from AUA for Sept 17th nonstop Jet Blue it is 349.00. I paid 269.00 for the flight down on Sept 3rd. Supply and demand Jet Blue is the only game in town for a non stop in the September timeframe.