UPDATE - I booked the United flight last night, as any sane person would do. After posting my previous blog post on that experience, I decided I'd follow up and check pricing again. Here are the results of that search:
- Last night you'll recall it said "4 tickets remaining at this price!" - Today, it says the same thing: only 4 tickets remaining (even though I booked one last night). The price has changed from $255 to $254.
- I then looked to see how many seats were available. As of right now, there are 31 seats on the Orlando to Charlotte flight and 8 seats on the Charlotte to Roanoke flight.
- Being that there were only 8 seats into Roanoke, I figured this is why the price was $255 (hence, it should be dirt cheap MCO to CLT since they have 31 to sell with 8 days to go). So I searched for just Orlando to Charlotte (skipping the connection into Roanoke) and the flight was $258. So it's cheaper to fly on 2 of their planes and into Roanoke, than just 1.
So airline pricing is screwed up. And as I'm writing this, I realized I just wasted 20 minutes because this isn't anything we didn't already know. I see it several times every month. Regardless, I thought you'd find this interesting...