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Morticia

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New airline...JetAmerica. Flights to and from underserved airports.
Interesting fine print...$5 convenience fee for booking online, $10 if you call them on the phone; all of the usual taxes and fees; $10 if you want to select your seat in advance. So, if you DO happen to get the $9 fare and you are not on a direct flight, here's the breakdown:
  • $9 fare
  • $5 online booking fee
  • $10 select seat in advance fee (optional)
  • $2.50 terrorist fee (each leg of trip, so non-direct RT flight this is $10)
  • $3.60 tax (each leg of trip...$14.40)
  • $4.50 terminal fee (each leg of trip...$18.00)
Your $9 ticket just cost you: $66.40. Granted, that is a lot lower than $300 or so, but when the price is so low to start, the fees REALLY seem exhoribitant.
 

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Bree said:
$2.50 terrorist fee (each leg of trip, so non-direct RT flight this is $10)
Can someone tell me what this means???
 

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If you're not a terrorist, do you still have to pay the fee, or is that only for the people trying to light their shoe laces on fire? ;)
 

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You know there had to be extras everywhere. I don't see this company making it...too few people flying to underserved locations. We'll see.
 

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If you're not a terrorist, do you still have to pay the fee, or is that only for the people trying to light their shoe laces on fire? ;).
That's along the same lines I was thinking. I'm not a terrorist, do I have to pay the fee?? ;)
 

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Bree said:
$2.50 terrorist fee (each leg of trip, so non-direct RT flight this is $10)
Can someone tell me what this means???.
penelope said:
Bree said:
$2.50 terrorist fee (each leg of trip, so non-direct RT flight this is $10)
Can someone tell me what this means???
That the Sept 11 fee that is charged for every leg of your plane trip.
 

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If you're not a terrorist, do you still have to pay the fee, or is that only for the people trying to light their shoe laces on fire? ;).
swirt said:
If you're not a terrorist, do you still have to pay the fee, or is that only for the people trying to light their shoe laces on fire? ;)
Because they can't really tell by looking at you, everyone has to pay it.
 

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Bree said:
$2.50 terrorist fee (each leg of trip, so non-direct RT flight this is $10)
Can someone tell me what this means???.
penelope said:
Bree said:
$2.50 terrorist fee (each leg of trip, so non-direct RT flight this is $10)
Can someone tell me what this means???
That the Sept 11 fee that is charged for every leg of your plane trip.
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I just looked at the site. I don't see anywhere I want to fly to with them..sorry.
 

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Bree said:
$2.50 terrorist fee (each leg of trip, so non-direct RT flight this is $10)
Can someone tell me what this means???.
penelope said:
Bree said:
$2.50 terrorist fee (each leg of trip, so non-direct RT flight this is $10)
Can someone tell me what this means???
That the Sept 11 fee that is charged for every leg of your plane trip.
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I haven't been on a plane since 1996!!!
 

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Bree said:
$2.50 terrorist fee (each leg of trip, so non-direct RT flight this is $10)
Can someone tell me what this means???.
penelope said:
Bree said:
$2.50 terrorist fee (each leg of trip, so non-direct RT flight this is $10)
Can someone tell me what this means???
That the Sept 11 fee that is charged for every leg of your plane trip.
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I just looked at the site. I don't see anywhere I want to fly to with them..sorry.
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catlady said:
I just looked at the site. I don't see anywhere I want to fly to with them..sorry.
Well, that's why those airports are underserved! Newark is a biggie, tho, just that there aren't a lot of others in the list.
 

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Me thinks they're not going to be in business very long. Reminds me of Sky Bus that went under last year.
 

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can they even pay for gas for the plane at that price? how much does the pilot get paid? is there a pilot???? sounds not good to me. not even as a startup gimmick.
 

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That is only 9 seats of whatever number there are per flight. What do the other seats cost? and then all the extra fees added to that fare also.... They probably had 9 seats on most flights that were emply and this is a way to at least get something for them.
 

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can they even pay for gas for the plane at that price? how much does the pilot get paid? is there a pilot???? sounds not good to me. not even as a startup gimmick..
You'd be surprised what pilots make sometimes. Flights that are 'Operated by' so and so (for example, Continental uses Cogan Air a lot) those pilots get paid very little. The latest crash on Continental was from ill trained pilots that got paid only around $20K or so.
 
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