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How Airlines Price Flights

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Rohit Sahu (1 day ago)
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Alpha Redeye (4 days ago)
That happens with trains as well a service from Leeds to Manchester cost £17.20 one way but a return cost £18.40 only 1 quid more
MrBeast Is Sexi af (6 days ago)
1000 IQ: Eat blue apron instead of airline food
noah marcus (9 days ago)
lol me and my dad was just talking about south bean airport
Pongtorm Nakornsri (9 days ago)
Is it possible that airlines subsidies their prices in order to keep away competition? That’s my feeling with Qatar Airways Berlin to Bangkok via Doha which is operated by Qatar Airways over ten years now. The only known competitor came from the now defunct AirBerlin on its Direct connection Berlin - Bangkok (2008 to 2012) and later on AirBerlin with it’s partner Etihad Berlin - Abu Dhabi - Bangkok Route. (2012! - 2017). Since than no other airline tried to connect directly or through their hubs again. Except Lufthansa through their major hubs at a much higher price.
Lewd is best bait (12 days ago)
fell asleep
Cosmocat01 (16 days ago)
Yeah, Frontier Airlines! 2 hour flight for $95 a pop, roundtrip from Denver to Dallas and back! Same price as American Airlines and exactly the same time! But you can do it three minutes faster on United Airlines from Denver to Dallas roundtrip for $143! What the hell, United Airlines?
Mr Peco (17 days ago)
Wendover University
Jeffrey Bue (22 days ago)
So.... why ever book the one way ticket even if you’re not returning? Just book the round trip and be done with it.
Zacky Jacky (26 days ago)
Wendover Productions is a good and informative channel. Lots of useful videos on interesting stuff, countries, places, tourism, aviation, etc
J Adachi (27 days ago)
I miss *Virgin America*
Max Moya (1 month ago)
"genius plan". I think you should suck my dick
Tygran Amalyan (1 month ago)
the word "pork" was worst at the end...
Matt Woldanski (1 month ago)
Just buy RT & don’t use the return
Matt Woldanski (1 month ago)
Why would anyone ever buy a one way to London than?
red cross (1 month ago)
I didn't understand one way ticket thing ??
Seyit İlktürk (1 month ago)
Am I stupid or is it still complicated?
TH3REDSP1R1T (1 month ago)
Still complicated. You can fly cheaper domestically in the UK / Europe than in the U.S. It's retarded. Think it has to do with govt bullshit subsidies.
Sukra Raj Khaling (1 month ago)
please make some video about private jet how they operate?
Yousuf Sharif (1 month ago)
These videos are so good. You learn so much!
mike watters (1 month ago)
ryan air in ireland have a different system. the seats start at like 2 bucks and get more expensive as the plane fills up. the last guy in pays for the first ones but the airline get the same profit per trip no matter what
mike watters (1 month ago)
horse shit. cheap fares can be had very close to departure. i bought a one way fare from jfk new york to london heathrow with virgin atlantic 4 hours before departure for 90 usa dollars all in. i couldnt believe either. i guess there was low demand. i bought the ticket in ny city.
vangrails (23 days ago)
Isn't that an exception? I mean how often is that possible?
mike watters (1 month ago)
newfoundland
Lava Yuki (1 month ago)
I wonder where Ryanair fits into all this
Nick Arnold (1 month ago)
How is Price Matching not Price Fixing????
Sami Maghrabi (1 month ago)
5:41 miss you dropped ur papers.
The Original ONION (2 months ago)
I’ve been looking for reason to use this emoji 🤯
ReyJusuf (2 months ago)
Why are A to B to C tickets cheaper than A to B tickets?
Lu Doan (2 months ago)
Do you have a video explaining how flight booking websites like Expedia price tickets? Looking to better understand why tickets for the same flights differ on flight booking websites..
RenTin (2 months ago)
Booking . yeah
Kottonkandy09 (2 months ago)
"This way, travelers make their decision based on the reputation of the airline, rather than the price" Well, we all know United Airlines isn't gonna be everyones first pick...
Teddy 97 (2 months ago)
So if I want to stay just a day or two, I should just buy two round-trip tickets for $1200 and take just one flight of every round-trip ticket. It won't make a difference for anyone, cause Airlines would have calculated that someone would probably do that and overbooked the flights accordingly.
Henry Latimer (2 months ago)
The. 1 dollar flight Toronto to Boston per person
William Lobb (2 months ago)
Did you look into the price of Norwegian fly out of Stewart from New York to Dublin
tsuchan1 (2 months ago)
Minimum stay requirements: - Do airlines prevent passengers booking 2 return tickets A->B->A and B->A->B? Then they could avoid the minimum stay rules, huh? I wonder how they'd prevent that, when passports uniquely identifying a passenger are not required till check-in? - Even if they somehow prevent that inside their own airline, surely they couldn't prevent passengers buying the two return tickets with a competitor airline?
Nina B Lil (2 months ago)
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Martinit0 (2 months ago)
"genius concept that allows people to buy tickets at the prices they can afford". This concept is actually very old. You can still experience it at the bazaar. It starts with "Where are you coming from, my friend?"
vangrails (23 days ago)
"Oh you are from Denmark/America/France/Spain/Poland/Chili/.......Such a nice country!! I have special price for you!!"
Sir Bob Lightbulb MCDLIX (2 months ago)
lol that ending ad for blue apron tho. i thot u wer gonna start talking about plane food, and then you said blue apron i wuz like :"genius"
Philip Baker (2 months ago)
These videos are good - but why the awful background 'music'? It is a real distraction and irritation, and for people like me whose hearing is not 100% good, the background actually makes it more difficult to hear all of the speech clearly. What purpose does the background noise actually serve? I can't think of anything. When the background music/whatever is being added, what is the rational behind it? What reason do you give yourself for doing it? What are you thinking about when you add it? It doesn't just apply to your videos of course, but to so much broadcast material, unfortunately. Maybe you could be the pioneer in demonstrating that you can make superb videos without needing anything else behind the speech (except the pictures of course).
Adonis Segundo (2 months ago)
Choose Delta. You're still entitled 1 carry on bag though you purchase a basic economy tkt. Haha
Lancer (2 months ago)
10:55 No there's a second choice. I remember how a few years ago Google Maps told me to use a Jetski to cross the Atlantic.
No Name (2 months ago)
7:45 that Phoenix Sky Harbor airport that’s where I live. Slogan for the airport is, America’s friendliest airport.
gocelinedion (2 months ago)
Competition works!!
Gordon Gaming (2 months ago)
canjet Ceased operations: September 1, 2015
Angelchildxx (3 months ago)
Nowadays new-york Dublin is 80$ with wow air
Kiwi NZL (3 months ago)
"You get what you paid for"
Pavel Drumev (3 months ago)
Seriously you can fly from NY to LA for $159? Its just WOW
oliver jack (3 months ago)
My god that beeping in the background made me wanna jump off a bridge
joshleongstudios (3 months ago)
Aaaand that's how I can get a $20 airplane ticket. It's real. I've got a review of it too, check it out :)
Seán Kirk (2 months ago)
joshleongstudios That's almost expensive here in Europe
Sammy Hamawi (3 months ago)
greetings from aruba
Jedimonk (3 months ago)
My new favorite channel.
Earid (3 months ago)
low sound :(
Abe Barrera (3 months ago)
Thanks as an aviation enthusiast this helps for when I plan travel
RAquallo (3 months ago)
I would honestly fly a budget airline for $300 extra than fly air canada
Mike G (3 months ago)
So then, what's to stop a business traveler from buying a round trip ticket and then skipping the return flight? Seems unfair to have the price difference be that massive.
World Situations And Cultures (3 months ago)
There is an even cheaper price than 119$ There’s the 10£ flight from scotland to scotland! It lasts for 30mins or something
Kasper Steen (4 months ago)
great content and great research, but damn what a boring way to deliver...
Zachary Mason (4 months ago)
Why doesn’t someone just make an airline with set prices based only on distance and fuel costs. That seems like a better way of doing things
Frankey Crawford (4 months ago)
How do are airlines receive their plane
William Sledge (4 months ago)
Who thinks he should make Wendover more funny just like HAI. The videos are good but he sometimes sounds very monotone
Thomas (4 months ago)
10:56 Well... They could take a boat...
ngc4594 (4 months ago)
How can the following scenario be explained: Frankfurt (Germany) -> Paris -> Indiannapolis = 600$ Paris -> Indiannapolis = 1200$ Both times the flight Paris -> Indy is the same exact flight (same departure, flight number, etc...)
Allon Vorlete (4 months ago)
The beeping in the background is driving me insane I can't even finish this
Averragge At Fortnite (4 months ago)
8:17 "business travellers should pay more because they can pay more" words of a communist
VitoonJ (4 months ago)
JFK-BKK at the cheapest point was $480 ish round trip and the trip lasted at least 22 hours. I have no clue how airline survive with that price said.
SHANKER LAL RAM DAS (4 months ago)
Make a video in Hindi language
nathan anand (4 months ago)
nice narrative voice
Suistamo Karjalainen (4 months ago)
New Finland mainittu.
JimboRustles (4 months ago)
I thought price matching was illegal.
caronte (4 months ago)
yeah im not spending 40+ minutes cooking meals for just myself. lifes too short
Craig Ropi (4 months ago)
Why doesn't the domestic NYC to LA flight have a minimum stay requirement like the NYC to London flight? Don't both routes have business travellers to exploit?
Rfian Mthhalib (4 months ago)
very clear explanation of fares thank you very much for you
Paula Zemeckis (4 months ago)
What does "farm fresh" mean?
I know I'm very stupid, but (4 months ago)
Montreal is not in Central Canada, you idiot. Didn't you see the map?
Maric (5 months ago)
isnt price matching illegal?
The Student Official (5 months ago)
Thanks, im going to Austria in a couple months and this video really helps.
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Camel with SunGlasses (5 months ago)
Yeah Fuck Air Canada
First Name Last Name (5 months ago)
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QuarioQuario54321 (5 months ago)
10:59 They could take a boat as swimming would only be practical if you had a powerful engine attached to you or if your car could turn into a boat
New Antarctic Republictangle (5 months ago)
COMMUNISM 0:19 0:12 6:15
atom608 (5 months ago)
how the hell do you know this sort of stuff man?
carultch (5 months ago)
How common is it, that it is cheaper to buy a round trip ticket and not use the return flight, than to buy a one-way ticket?
Josh Hudson (5 months ago)
Fascinating.
planes spotter and railfanner (5 months ago)
2:35, match theyre prices so ppl based on airline!? then how is united now bankrupt that crap!
Toon Geukens (5 months ago)
Again, the content of this video is excellent but what the amount of money u recieve from blue apron may be.... how does this even correlate with the content of this video. If u need a sponsor, be a smart sell of.
Ryan Toomey (5 months ago)
It the think the one way tickets are also more expensive because they want you to fly back on the same airline. If the one way fares were more competitive there is a chance that you will fly back on a different airline because it is cheaper. They want to keep you as a customer.
Ford Guy - Stephen (6 months ago)
FYI Every Canadian knows Westjet is a way better airline then Air Canada. Westjet has amazing customer service.
waqar younas (6 months ago)
Ryanair never charge you like American airlines you can buy Glasgow to London in £10 and back in same day in £10
Mr Rayquaza boi (6 months ago)
BBNGVLMK Airline language
Atul Agarwal (6 months ago)
i would have bought the round trip ticket for london......let the return ticket got into dustbin....2272 vs 603...way more saving
Larry Steve (6 months ago)
why is flying in Canada so expensive?
etothepi (6 months ago)
10:24 SOUTH BEND!
Angelo Busato (6 months ago)
MORE PLANE VIDEOS
Cole Parsons (6 months ago)
I wonder how that all goes into play when you have a layover and are technically flying on two separate bookings in a one-way flight. This is probably similar to the overnight shipping video because it then goes into what is cheapest for the airline and if they can charge more for a direct routing, they will, making them more dollars/seat-mile.
Joshua G (6 months ago)
When your planning a trip and you are like I wonder if this flight could be cheaper then be like I know a guy.
Daniel Moolman (6 months ago)
Wait it’s a cycle. More competition means cheaper fares which mean more demand which means more competition.
gazza (6 months ago)
fascinating
tobiassssssssssss (6 months ago)
sounds like a cartel, that detail at 3:05
gop1386 (7 months ago)
Incredible... such a great video. I'm addicted to youtube. Why pay for cable when YouTube is free.
circusboy90210 (7 months ago)
4:05 that should be a companies right to underprice , if they can. , even if it's lower than cost. nothing wrong with that in a free society. it's called competition.