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Whatever happened to the cheap red-eye flights?

Sure, the airlines still run transcontinental flights that take off and land at odd hours. But these flights aren't bargains anymore. In some cases, they cost more than flights at reasonable hours. JetBlue's overnights from Seattle to NYC, for instance, depart at 10 p.m. and arrive at 5:52 a.m. (local time) yet are more expensive than daytime flights on the same route. Such pricing is typical for fares for cross-country trips from the West Coast. Perhaps American workaholics are now willing to pay top dollar for absurdly scheduled flights that airlines used to have to give away on the cheap.


Asked by tasches at 1:15 PM on Jun. 21, 2011 in Travel

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  • I think they cost more because people prefer to travel then. It is really a much better time to go across the country. Otherwise you kill a whole day. My husband travels for work and always takes the red eye. It's not a bargain, just more convenient.

    Answer by mompam at 3:02 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • hmmmmmmmmm

    Answer by sherribeare at 12:22 PM on Jun. 22, 2011

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