Now to the headline, airline ticket prices, one seat could be as much as eight times more than the one you're sitting in right next to you. Unbelievable, Lindsey. Many of us imagined, but haven't been... See More
Now to the headline, airline ticket prices, one seat could be as much as eight times more than the one you're sitting in right next to you. Unbelievable, Lindsey. Many of us imagined, but haven't been able to confirm. I was part of a news team that went up and asked how much did you pay for the ticket? Hopper.com crunched the Numbers for a number of flights and found the prices all over the map. How much did the passenger next to you pay for the plane ticket? You think about it but never ask. But a new study by hopper.com claims to answer the question for you. It says by analyzing millions of domestic flights, they can pay twice as much as their seat meat or eight times more. The findings are shock. It's a seat, it's the same thing. Reporter: The website found one-way coach tickets from L.A. To Vegas ranging from less than $200 to more than $1600. ABC news conducted our own unofficial survey on a flight from New York to Atlanta. We found variability as well. How much did you pay? $320. A little over $600. It's market supply and demand, they say, they couldn't discuss it further. It variouses based on airline as well. Fares varied by 5% on spirit airlines, 15% on virgin America, and 18% on united. The upside is there are good deals if you can have the time and you have the planning and it's not last minute, you can get some really awesome deals. We reached out to the airlines in our report, spirit responded saying it's able to keep uniformly low prices because many of the passengers book in advance. A trade organization told ABC news in a statement, pricing within a flight like pricing for a sporting event or concert will vary on when it was purchased, where the seat is and what amenities are included. When do I do it? Especially with the big difference from L.A. To Vegas. Just the one way ticket. Coming up, kicking off the
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