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Airline ticket prices

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Airline ticket prices

Hi

I have found that if I book a return flight on any airline from Bangkok Thailand to Cape Town South Africa, it is between 50-80% more expensive than when I book a return flight from Cape Town To Bangkok. I am fascinated by this and would like to know the reason for it.

Regards

Ben

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Edinburgh, United...
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1. Re: Airline ticket prices

Supply and demand most likely. It's two different products appealing to two different groups of people so no reason the price should be the same.

W Yorkshire
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2. Re: Airline ticket prices

Tickets are priced what the market will support.

Phoenix, Arizona
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3. Re: Airline ticket prices

Part of it might be local taxes and regulations. I ran into something similar a while back - booking a flight from Hong Kong to LAX cost 30% more if I booked it in Hong Kong vs booking on a USA site for same flight.

Edited: 19 January 2018, 22:07
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