So I was just looking at different flights from my home airport of PHL because why not and I looked up the flight from PHL-LAX, the flight is 6 hours and AA flies their A330 or A321. The flight was $259 round trip
(And Shoutout to Spirit’s less than $200 flight)
Anyway, I also looked at the short flight from PHL-ABE. It is a quick 45 min flight in an AA Eagle ERJ. It is only 1 hour and 10 minutes to drive between the airports but the flight costs $363.
Why is this flight so expensive compared to LAX. And you probably wouldn’t save any time flying vs driving between the cities so I don’t know why you would fly. My only thought is that nobody is going to Allentown (ABE) for tourism while people May be going to LA for leisure and businesses are more willing to pay more money
It very much is. You’d lose more time on getting to the airport, parking, and going through TSA than if you were to just drive from PHL to ABE, not to mention that you need a vehicle upon arrival anyway.
It’s just not reasonable to fly time- and money-wise.
These flights are solely for getting the connecting passengers back home.
It’s because they don’t actually want people to fly that route. They keep it available because, I mean they will take your money, but no one in there right mind would take that flight. Now if your coming from LA, SFO, ORD, MIA, even Europe or something that flight makes a lot of sense. I bet a flight from LAX to ALE costs not much more than just LAX to PHL, the flight is made for connections, Wendover explains this very well, let me see if I can find the video…