Home Airlines Why, When & How Airlines Decide What To Charge You For Flights

Why, When & How Airlines Decide What To Charge You For Flights

by SharonKurheg

Airline prices seem to be all over the place. The price you saw on Delta last week might be twice as high now and Spirit is still a quarter of the price but do you really want to worry about having the flights that this guy did?

How airlines decide on their prices is a mixture of, among other things, timing, the popularity of a location, day of the week, competition, leisure vs. business travel, one way vs. round trip, and, of course, what the market will bear. If you ask them how they take all that and more into consideration in order to determine if your flight will cost $200 or $2000, they’ll tell you that it’s an algorithm-based science that’s proprietary for each airline. But the basics of each are still the same, regardless. And it’s pretty fascinating.

Yes, But How Can You Find The Cheapest Airfare?

Just because you understand why, when and how the airlines decide on the prices they do doesn’t mean you don’t want to pay the lowest prices possible. These pointers may help:

Happy flying, travel friends!

Like this post? Please share it! We have plenty more just like it and would love if you decided to hang around and get emailed notifications of when we post. Or maybe you’d like to join our Facebook group – we have 10,000+ members we talk and ask questions about travel (including Disney parks), creative ways to earn frequent flyer miles and hotel points, how to save money on or for your trips, get access to travel articles you may not see otherwise, etc. Whether you’ve read our posts before or this is the first time you’re stopping by, we’re really glad you’re here and hope you come back to visit again!

This post first appeared on Your Mileage May Vary

Leave a Reply

Stay Updated

* indicates required




Want to keep up to date with our latest posts?

* indicates required




BoardingArea
%d bloggers like this: