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Airfare ppt to ho

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Marianne, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. Marianne

    Marianne Reader

    why is it so expensive to fly from Papeete to Hawaii, when flight is about 5 1/2 hrs?
  2. rickyw

    rickyw Well-Known Member

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    Well, airfare pricing is incredibly complex, but I'd guess the main reason is Hawaiian is the only airline to fly direct from Papeete to Honolulu, so they are allowed to command a price premium. More competition typically means lower fares for consumers, and unfortunately there just isn't competition on the route.
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