Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Airfare to Aruba?

It is all about competition.

Weekend Non-stop from ATLANTA with competition from Air Tran:
Delta $426.70
Air Tran $456.70

Weekday Non-stop from ATLANTA without competition:
Delta $726.70

$300 per person is an extra $600 per couple. That is a lot of money to me ;)


Weekday with one stop flying north from Atlanta to JFK on inbound to Aruba:

Granted $583.70 is less expensive than $726.70, but do I really want to fly from Atlanta to JFK in New York and then south again to Aruba?

I could actually fly on a weekend, traditionally in the past more expensive, from JFK to Aruba for $466 or Atlanta for $426. But again, looking at fares above, the only reason for the cheaper Saturday flight from Atlanta is that Air Tran only flies from Aruba on Saturday.

My suggestion for anyone looking to fly non-stop from south Florida to look at Spirit Air out of Fort Lauderdale and if you live far enough north, Air Tran also has Saturday non-stop flights from Orlando to Aruba.