Ladies and gentlemen, we officially have an airfare war! Earlier today, American Airlines countered the $25 airfare sale from Southwest Airlines (which we mentioned yesterday) by offering a $25 national 4th Quarter Sale of its own. Jen Leo of The Los Angeles Times investigated both sales and has this comparison:
“The main difference I found when looking for flights on American is that it doesn’t spell out where you’ll find the savings. Southwest very clearly shows which destinations you could get for $25, $50, $75 or $100 each way. But when I got to the American Airlines website, I had to just type in destinations and guess. That said, when I applied routes similar to the $25 sale on Southwest, I was able to find the same prices on American. For example, it was easy to find $25 fares between Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO). American is offering the same dates for travel — Monday through Saturday. Prices are each way based on round-trip purchase, and pre tax.”
AirTran also has one-way sale prices of $39 on short routes in an offer that ends Nov. 10th. Meanwhile, JetBlue and Frontier Airlines are matching sale prices on competitive routes.
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