I’m working on setting up a trip for work. Typically, I do a one-day trip, if I can, to get all the travel out of the way in one shot. It makes for a long day, but I get to sleep in my own bed and it usually works out fine.
The company that I am supposed to be visiting has two locations, one in Dallas and one in Kansas City. The contact I called today suggested that it might be possible to see both facilities in one day, if I were to fly down to Dallas and meet him there and then fly up to Kansas City and then from there I would go back home to O’Hare.
I didn’t think my boss would go for it, with the economic crunch and the extra expense of the additional two flights, but I brought it up anyway. She said she didn’t figure it would work out, but I looked up flight prices anyway, just for shits and giggles.
Turns out that to fly from O’Hare to Dallas to Kansas City to O’Hare in mid-February costs $278 on American Airlines. To fly from O’Hare to Dallas to O’Hare costs $315 on American. Hmmmmm? That can’t be right. I checked other times during the day and got the same result within a couple dollars. Then I tried United and they told me it would be $476.20 to fly from O’Hare to Dallas and back, unless I’d like to fly from O’Hare to Denver to Dallas, and then the flight was about $200 less.
I’m not the only one seeing a problem with this right?