Jul072016

AA/UA Fare War NYC to 10 cities under $100 one way

Continuing a survey of low fares introduced by American and United Airlines as they battle Virgin America, Spirit, Frontier, JetBlue and each other across the USA with attacks on Delta hubs, but little competitive response from Delta. United hits American Airlines hard with $47 one way fares to Dallas (AA $101) and $106 to Phoenix (AA $142).

A prime example are Delta’s New York fares to Detroit and Minneapolis on Tue Oct 4.

American JFK – Detroit DTW $115 one way (even lower $108 on other dates; Milwaukee MKE $82)

Delta JFK- DTW $323 one way, while JFK – Milwaukee MKE is $82 one way

United LGA – DTW $148 one way (Lower $143 on some other dates, Milwaukee MKE $74).

Delta is hardly competing on most routes being battled between American and United.’

One Way Fare Survey from NYC Airports (EWR/JFK/LGA)

Atlanta ATL: AA $79, DL $89, UA $158

Austin AUS: UA $97, AA $119, DL $147

Charlotte CLT: UA $80, AA $80

Chicago: UA $39 AA, DL $78, AA $81,

Dallas DFW: UA $47, AA $101

Denver DEN: AA $116, DL $147, UA $145

Detroit DTW: AA $116, DL $300s, UA $137

Houston IAH: AA $132, UA $133

Indianapolis IND: UA $72, AA $79, DL $105

Kansas City MCI: UA $91, AA $98, DL $122

Los Angeles LAX: UA $139 AA $146 DL $175 JetBlue/Virgin America $144

Las Vegas LAS: UA $135, AA $143,  DL $162 Virgin America $122

Miami MIA: UA $112, AA $116, DL $135

Minneapolis MSP: AA $139, DL $339, UA $152 Sep only

Nashville BNA AA $95, UA $100

New Orleans MSY: AA $100, UA $104, DL $147

Oklahoma City OKC: AA, DL, UA $125

Omaha OMA: AA $91 (Sep-Oct few dates), UA $92 (Aug-Sep only), DL $283

Orlando MCO: DL/UA $103, AA $110

Phoenix PHX: UA $106, AA $142

St. Louis STL: UA $100, AA $100

Seattle SEA: AA $140, UA $153 DL $168

San Francisco SFO: UA $146, AA $153, DL $197 (UA lowest fare of all, even lower than Virgin America $151 one way)

 

 

United Airlines Newark EWR – Kansas City MCI nonstop

$180.20  round trip Sun Sep 4 – Thu Sep 8

EWR-MCI $180 UA Sep 4-8

American Airlines New York LGA – Denver, Colorado DEN

$228.70  Tue Aug 23 – Tue Aug 30 (comparable fares to Frontier and Spirit at $220-$230 round trip)

LGA-DEN $228 AA Aug23-30

Other Fare wars today from Dallas DFW, Philadelphia PHL and Washington WAS.

Loyalty Traveler – AA/UA Fare War Washington lots of middle America deals (July 7)

Loyalty Traveler – Fare War UA/AA Philadelphia to $52 Detroit, $59 Minneapolis, $77 Orlando, $112 New Orleans, $122 Las Vegas one-way fares Sep-Nov (July 7).

Loyalty Traveler – Hot DFW fare war United $38 LAX, $47 New York LGA, $49 Baltimore/Phoenix, $54 Miami, many more (July 7).

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  1. Dates were August to December depending on route. I was offline most of yesterday. Looking at these fares 24 hours later shows me most of the AA fares are still around and many of the UA fares have increased. I still United EWR-PHX $106 in August.

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