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Are FLIGHTS so Cheap Now??

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Mr Goldberg, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. #1
    Hello guys,
    I was planning for a visit to my Boss at Chicago on April 1st of this year and so i just went to makeMyTrip.com and did a Round Trip search for

    New Delhi,India - Chicago,US

    and

    CHicago,US - New Delhi,India
    :eek::eek:

    God,i couldnt believe at my eyes...

    I saw this;

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    Its just 50,000 INR = 1100 $

    Can you believe that ?
    Just 4 months back,it was 2400$ .

    What happened to the Aviation Sector,my god ??
    Any ideas??

    :eek:
    SEMrush
     
    Mr Goldberg, Jan 13, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. bestserviceforyou

    bestserviceforyou Peon

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    Not in the US. I am going to vegas for $300 round trip. Last time I went was only 120.
     
    bestserviceforyou, Jan 13, 2009 IP
  3. Mr Goldberg

    Mr Goldberg Banned

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    Howcome in India,where prices hardly go down for a match box also ?? :O:O
     
    Mr Goldberg, Jan 13, 2009 IP
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    surfaddict Active Member

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    At my country flight trip is quite cheap if we booking early and take the early morning trip.
     
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    Mr Goldberg Banned

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    Right,its January 13 and im going to book my tickets for April 1st.
    So i guess,its less..

    But anyhow,its really unbelievable..
     
    Mr Goldberg, Jan 13, 2009 IP
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    the profit margins in a matcbox and a flight ticket are incomparable pal !
     
    pragun06, Jan 13, 2009 IP
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    saurabhj Banned

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    #7
    You are getting some discounts due to 3 months advance booking and also rates are down in India.
    Even domestic flight rates are 40% down in last 2 months
     
    saurabhj, Jan 13, 2009 IP
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    Mr Goldberg Banned

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    Ya Sauru dear :D ,
    Its really cool now. I will pray to good to have such price forever lol..
     
    Mr Goldberg, Jan 13, 2009 IP
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    topcash Peon Affiliate Manager

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    #9
    cheapflights.com is a good place for cheap flights.
     
    topcash, Jan 13, 2009 IP
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    I'm sure that's true. There's virtually no profit in the air travel business, these days: costs have escalated, competition is everywhere, national airline carriers are going bankrupt like it's going out of fashion, and it was never a hugely profitable business in the first place. The matchbox business, on the other hand, has been a steadily profitable and successful one, worldwide, for many decades. There are far greater % profit margins available on a box of matches than on an air-ticket. :eek:
     
    alexa_s, Jan 13, 2009 IP
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    Australia has some budget airlines. But with those, you don't get the perks that you would on a regular (expensive) flight. But if I can save $2-500 on a return flight, I don't mind supplying my own food and entertainment :D
     
    AutumnBreeze, Jan 13, 2009 IP
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    Of course I usually bring more than a bag of peanuts and my laptop and dvd player with movies I like..haha
     
    bestserviceforyou, Jan 13, 2009 IP
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    #13
    You guys are really lucky.
    Hera we pay for baku-istanbul-baku some 600 dollars :(
    The mileage is hardly 2200 for a roundtrip.

    And this is in country that drill own oil, which is one of the most suitable for avia fuel
     
    Ilkin, Jan 13, 2009 IP
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    dairyman Notable Member

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    The cheaper flights in India is due to reduction in prices of ATF - Aviation Turbine Fuel. Just to match the cooling oil prices worldwide, the ATF prices were reduced a couple of times which paved the way for cheaper flights. Of course, cheaper flights should not compromise on the quality or safety in air travel.
     
    dairyman, Jan 13, 2009 IP
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    To me the flights are still high
     
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    here in the philippines.. just have to book in early.. like planning your trip 3 months ahead... sometimes you get lucky you get ZERO fare...
     
    anth0ny, Jan 13, 2009 IP
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    Yeah, the earlier you book here the cheaper it is too :)
     
    AutumnBreeze, Jan 13, 2009 IP
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    I want to go to Bangkok and it is about $400 where I live. It includes accommodation and fooding :D
    It is cheap though!
     
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    The oil price drops a lot, the cost of freight drops .
    Also due to the cirsis, the passengers decrease,
    airline company must promote their business to survive .
     
    justinlorder, Jan 14, 2009 IP
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    that, and the continuous increase in the use of lighters ! matches are at a loss !!
     
    pragun06, Jan 14, 2009 IP