Can someone please explain the following to me?

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dls1976

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Jan 2015

Total posts 46

Can someone please explain the following to me? I notice that on qantas international routes more often than not it is the same price or cheaper to have multiple stops than it is to go direct but on domestic routes it is the opposite. Why is that? Is it to deter people from doing local status runs?

trevor2

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 01 Apr 2015

Total posts 39

No idea. Other people may know. But it also stumps me that with Qantas it is cheaper to go to London than Dubai?!

Markzzz

Member since 10 Mar 2015

Total posts 7

I know right!

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Marketing 101: Price is not a function of cost.

johnaboxall

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 24 Aug 2011

Total posts 384

Supply and demand combined with what the competition is up to. 

11sjw

Member since 11 Mar 2012

Total posts 159

Gouge where possible. Make bugger all where we have to.

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

It happens and happens quite a bit. Many shorter routes dearer than longer ones. For example BKK-HEL-LED by AY is cheaper than BKK-HEL. Looks like it something with arriving/departure tax that varies a lot. There are no such issues with domestic flights.

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