The Perversity of Airline Pricing

My wife bought my son a ticket from New York to London to Lisbon for $850. She then tried to get a ticket for herself for just the London to Lisbon leg, since her employer would fly her to London. If the whole 4400 mile trip cost $850, how much do you think that last 984 miles will run you?


Well, at least on American Airlines, which is where she got my son's ticket. But she noticed the last leg was operated by British Airways. So she tried again with them.


The exact same seat on the exact same flight, purchased on the exact same day, was almost 300% more expensive purchased from one airline than from another.

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