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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-11 01:50 AM
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Hub premiums cost Delta fliers big-time at Metro Airport (and other hubs)
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Source: Detroit Free Press

Hub premiums cost Delta fliers big-time at Metro Airport
1:36 AM, Sep. 25, 2011
BY JENNIFER DIXON AND ELLEN CREAGER
DETROIT FREE PRESS STAFF WRITERS


Try to figure this out.

Delta Air Lines charges a business traveler flying from Detroit to Tokyo more than $11,000.

But if that same passenger began his trip in Flint, and flew through Detroit, that fare would drop by more than $6,000, to just more than $5,000.

Experts call it a hub premium. A Free Press review of published fares shows Delta is charging travelers headed to Europe and Asia hundreds or thousands of dollars more to fly out of Detroit, rather than out of Flint, Lansing, Saginaw or even tiny Pellston.

Passengers flying out of two other Delta hubs -- Atlanta and Minneapolis -- also tend to pay a similar premium, the review found.

Read more: http://www.freep.com/article/20110925/NEWS05/109250467/... |topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



This is insane.
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