Go groopie

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  1. MartinMiller

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    Saw a deal on go groopie, first pic is london flights, second pic is glasgow, nearly a grand of a difference.
    How can this be allowed?
     

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    Usually seems the other way around often looked at cheapest flights for various destinations and always cheaper from Scotland or Newcastle if I I had more time I’d book a transfer from Exeter to Scotland and have a cheaper holiday !
     
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    Flight prices are dynamically adjusted based on seat availability.

    There are probably more flight options out of London, so more competition for unsold seats. Glasgow probably has a few flight options with only a few seats left.

    Trick is to book early or wait to the last minute. The latter is risky but if they do have any seats at the last minute they tend to drop the price to try and sell them.

    I used to fly to the US on business. Most of my trips were booked with only a few weeks notice so they were expensive but my employer was paying so didn't care that much. Was talking to an elderly couple on one flight - they had booked months before and paid £2000 in total for their seats. My seat cost over £5000.

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
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    Like any business, it's supply and demand.
     
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    'allowed'?
     
  6. Doug the D

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    Some things are classed as 'profiteering', whilst others are classed as 'tough sh*t, you wanted kids, enjoy your expensive holidays LOL!' :)
     
  7. MartinMiller

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    Whats kids got to do with flying from scotland for an extra grand
     
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    I'm simply saying that whether it's 'allowed' or not is largely irrelevant. Companies profit from supply & demand as they see fit to make money. Some people might view vastly different prices as profiteering, others might view it as the cost of buying a product.

    Location of airport, time of school year etc. are all valid examples of companies inflating prices to make more money, rightly or wrongly.

    Imo, @imightbewrong was implying that the term of 'allowed' was a little bit wrong, i.e. who are you or anyone else to instruct a company how to operate? Although I might be wrong...

    Perhaps I'm reading too much into it.
     
  9. imightbewrong

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    Yes - there is no law (yet) that says flights from some city to some city have to cost the same as from some other city to that city. The thing which sets that is supply and demand. It would be like saying why is it allowed that London house prices are higher than in Glasgow - supply and demand.
     
  10. MartinMiller

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    Allowed probably isnt the right word, maybe shouldve said "fair", i just think its unfair to charge £1000 extra to fly from an airport that is probably crossed if flying from london.
     
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    There is nothing stopping you (or anyone else) buying a bargain (or expensive) flight to join up with the cheaper fare. Yes, I agree it is madness, but that is the way of the modern world.
    It could be a loss-leader, or enticement - there might only be 4 tickets from London available at the advertised price, with the rest at something closer to the Glasgow price - read the small print.
    The other way at looking at it is can you organise your own trip for less - by putting together flights, accommodation and whatever else to make the holiday that you really want.
     
  12. DIYlady

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    Unless you are going to teleport up to the plane, there is a significant cost in picking you up en-route.
    I guess life isn't fair. Everything else is cheaper up North, not really fair but just the way it is
     
  13. jenam93

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    Finding the best flights price-wise can be a nightmare. A couple of years ago our family of 4 went to Lanzarote and I ended up booking a hire car to get us to Luton airport for the outbound flight then flew back into Gatwick and another hire car to get us home.

    Still saved us hundreds of pounds despite hire car costs though.
     
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    Things like Skyscanner should take the click-work out of this now.
     

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