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rwdavis2
03-26-2012, 09:00 AM
Jet Blue just opened their schedule through January 6. Flights from DCA to MCO are listed at $92 one way in both directions. When I purchased tickets for our November trip the total cost was about $163 and change. I either got an unadvertised discount or the $92 was the "all in" price.

I'm wondering if these fare are permanent or just promotional. Before they opened booking to January the same flights to MCO from BWI (vs DCA) on Southwest were $100 more per round trip. The extra drive time, to us, is worth the savings. Parking is a wash.

Southwest here in the Baltimore area seems to have become a very high (est?) cost airline.

lost*in*cyberspace
03-26-2012, 09:14 AM
No fares are permanent. They change all the time. Airfares are universally high right now for every airline.

That is a good price from DCA. I'd take it.

GrnMtnMan
03-26-2012, 12:32 PM
I'm wondering if these fare are permanent or just promotional.
Mostly Promotional.

I booked my October trip (DCA-MCO RT) the day they opened the schedule up and got the $92 each way. My same flights are now two-to-three times more expensive.

The $92 is still there for a few flights mid-week.

rwdavis2
03-26-2012, 12:42 PM
Mostly Promotional.

The $92 is still there for a few flights mid-week.

Out flights are leaving Sunday and back Saturday. They have had those ratres for those same days of the week for about a month now. I started checking once we made hotel reservations and although neithe SW of JB were booking for our dates the various October Sunday/Saturday flights were always $92 or so.

But I agree they must be promotional as I don't think they have been flying from DCA very long.

GrnMtnMan
03-26-2012, 01:11 PM
I don't think they have been flying from DCA very long.There's been one flight a day for a few years. They announced the additional service earlier this year (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2877895). They're basically switching service that used to be to Dulles to DCA.

rwdavis2
03-26-2012, 01:28 PM
There's been one flight a day for a few years. They announced the additional service earlier this year (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2877895). They're basically switching service that used to be to Dulles to DCA.

Which is too bad. Jet Blue from Dulles used to be our favorite way to get to the West Coast. But when they cut almost all the non-stop flights we've been using other carriers. I will NEVER connect through JFK again.

lost*in*cyberspace
03-26-2012, 05:10 PM
I will NEVER connect through JFK again.

I second that. I avoid all New York area airports as much as possible.

hotblooded
03-26-2012, 08:22 PM
I second that. I avoid all New York area airports as much as possible.
:sad1: Aw, we're not that bad. Then again, I only fly direct out of here...

jsilvers
03-26-2012, 09:41 PM
I either got an unadvertised discount or the $92 was the "all in" price.

FYI, since January 26, airlines have been required to advertise "all in" prices. The U.S. Transportation Department previously allowed certain taxes/fees to be listed separately, but no longer.

lost*in*cyberspace
03-27-2012, 10:41 AM
FYI, since January 26, airlines have been required to advertise "all in" prices. The U.S. Transportation Department previously allowed certain taxes/fees to be listed separately, but no longer.

Those taxes and fees can add an enormous cost to the ticket too! For example, my RT ticket for May from IAD to LHR was only $223.00 for the actual airfare. With taxes and fees, the total cost was $876.30!

Fare Breakdown
Airfare: 223.00 USD
Fuel Surcharge: 438.00
U.K. Air Passenger Duty: 102.90
U.K. Passenger Service Charge: 54.50
U.S. Federal Transportation Tax: 33.40
U.S. Immigration User Fee: 7.00
U.S. Customs User Fee: 5.50
U.S. APHIS User Fee: 5.00
U.S. Passenger Facility Charge: 4.50
September 11th Security Fee: 2.50
Per Person Total: 876.30
USD
eTicket Total: 876.30
USD


The airfare you paid on this itinerary totals: 223.00 USD
The taxes, fees, and surcharges paid total: 653.30 USD

designermv
03-27-2012, 11:40 AM
I'm disappointed that we can no longer fly IAD to MCO direct. It is so much easier navigating the Virginia countryside than it is downtown DC. Sigh. DCA it is, I guess.