Alaska Airline gouge

Alaska Air seems to be really taking advantage of the flight restrictions and cut backs. A change in airfare from March 15 to April 5 for a return from Loreto to SF cost me $300, almost the cost of the original ticket. In the last 24 hours the flights from LTO – LAX- SFO have gone from “almost empty” to “completely booked.” Hmmmm…Either something is going on that we don’t know about or someone is playing with the flight schedules, or there are a lot of people that decided to exit LTO to LAX in the last 24 hours.

Alaska charges $100.00 for a change fee plus any ” change in air fare” to the flight, which seems to always occur. My net was an additional $257 for a $399 ticket.

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  • joseph/natalie

    Classic example of what happens when there is no competitive airlines in the market place. I hope Southwest gets in the game and show them how an airline can be fair and on time.

  • Al Graichen

    I'd much prefer Delta. The smaller planes were efficient, the staff friendly, and unlike SWA, Delta is animal friendly.

  • joseph/natalie

    Classic example of what happens when there is no competitive airlines in the market place. I hope Southwest gets in the game and show them how an airline can be fair and on time.

    • Al Graichen

      I’d much prefer Delta. The smaller planes were efficient, the staff friendly, and unlike SWA, Delta is animal friendly.

      • Jeanette McGraw

        Actually the increase in airfare during that period is typical year to year as it is Spring Break travel time. All airlines posts increases and yes, seats will be difficult to find as families often take advantage of their kids having a week out of school to have a spring vacation.

        • Cathy

          For weeks we’ve been trying to get flights – any day, any week sometime in March or April. All the Sundays show no availability and the Thursday flights are over $800. I just don’t believe that all those flights are full, nor that the available flights should be that expensive for a 2 hour flight! AND this week Alaska put LAX-Cabo, PV and Mazatlan on sale for $250RT – including spring break weeks. Is Loreto really in that much demand – with no sales events going on?

          At any rate, rumor is that Alaska is announcing either to larger planes or more flights in the next week or so. Hope so as we really want to go to Loreto!

          Cathy
          AV-69

  • joseph/natalie

    Classic example of what happens when there is no competitive airlines in the market place. I hope Southwest gets in the game and show them how an airline can be fair and on time.

    • Al Graichen

      I’d much prefer Delta. The smaller planes were efficient, the staff friendly, and unlike SWA, Delta is animal friendly.

      • Jeanette McGraw

        Actually the increase in airfare during that period is typical year to year as it is Spring Break travel time. All airlines posts increases and yes, seats will be difficult to find as families often take advantage of their kids having a week out of school to have a spring vacation.

        • Cathy

          For weeks we’ve been trying to get flights – any day, any week sometime in March or April. All the Sundays show no availability and the Thursday flights are over $800. I just don’t believe that all those flights are full, nor that the available flights should be that expensive for a 2 hour flight! AND this week Alaska put LAX-Cabo, PV and Mazatlan on sale for $250RT – including spring break weeks. Is Loreto really in that much demand – with no sales events going on?

          At any rate, rumor is that Alaska is announcing either to larger planes or more flights in the next week or so. Hope so as we really want to go to Loreto!

          Cathy
          AV-69

  • Jeanette McGraw

    Actually the increase in airfare during that period is typical year to year as it is Spring Break travel time. All airlines posts increases and yes, seats will be difficult to find as families often take advantage of their kids having a week out of school to have a spring vacation.

  • Cathy

    For weeks we've been trying to get flights – any day, any week sometime in March or April. All the Sundays show no availability and the Thursday flights are over $800. I just don't believe that all those flights are full, nor that the available flights should be that expensive for a 2 hour flight! AND this week Alaska put LAX-Cabo, PV and Mazatlan on sale for $250RT – including spring break weeks. Is Loreto really in that much demand – with no sales events going on? <br />
    <br />
    At any rate, rumor is that Alaska is announcing either to larger planes or more flights in the next week or so. Hope so as we really want to go to Loreto!<br />
    <br />
    Cathy<br />
    AV-69