Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Why is it so much cheaper to fly from Boston to Ireland, compared to flying from Ireland to Boston?

A good question, posed in the Irish Times

"Starting at $599 (€430), you can fly from Boston or New York to Shannon, and then back from Dublin, on a three-city package that includes six days’ use of an economy rental car with unlimited mileage and six nights’ hotel accommodation in Limerick, Mayo and Dublin.

It’s only marginally more expensive to fly from Washington DC and Chicago. You have to wonder where the profit is in a deal like that.

It’s on offer along with a range of other amazing packages, including a week’s fly-drive from Boston or New York for $399 (€285). "

Update on Wednesday: The Belfast Telegraph ran with this story today but didn't credit the original Irish Times story by Rosita Boland. Not cool, guys.

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