Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator


All right, nerds of LiveJournal, I need you to come to my aid. I have a question I have been unable to find an answer for, and I'm too busy to do the kind of in-depth research that would net me the definitive dope, so I'm hoping one of you know. I think I read an article about this in a recent issue of the Economist, but I was pilled out of my skull and I don't remember the details.

The question is this: Why do connecting flights on an airline trip cost less than direct flights?

It doesn't make any sense, either for the consumer or for the airline. Connecting flights cost a lot more -- in terms of time, manpower, resources, fuel, every measurable economic metric I can think of. It would seem to be economically unsound to charge less for connecting flights. And yet, that's the standard in air travel. Can someone explain this to me? Much obliged.

  • The Party of What People?

    This will be my last entry of 2016.  Next year will begin, barring some unexpected act of fate, with the ascension to the presidency of Donald…

  • Anno Terribilis

    2016, the little year that absolutely could not, is almost over, and with the exception of people for whom it was a raging success —…

  • Shalom and the Jewish Jesus

    Shalom Auslander got the best possible start on having a sickly fatalistic sense of humor:  he was a miserable Jew from the day he was born. As…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.