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Why are flights from Zurich so much more expensive than flights from Geneva or Basle?

Been searching flights to Spain today and they're 2/3rds cheaper from Geneva than Zurich. This is so unfair!!
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Old 30.09.2011, 15:25
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Re: Why are flights from Zurich so much more expensive than flights from Geneva or Ba

Because they got a fancy tunnel that "moooooohs" like a cow.
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Old 30.09.2011, 15:33
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Re: Why are flights from Zurich so much more expensive than flights from Geneva or Ba

Go to Geneva then...?
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Old 30.09.2011, 15:35
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Re: Why are flights from Zurich so much more expensive than flights from Geneva or Ba

Strangely enough, when I went to Istambul last year it was cheaper to take the plane in Geneva and change in Zurich than going straight to Zurich...
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Old 30.09.2011, 15:35
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Re: Why are flights from Zurich so much more expensive than flights from Geneva or Ba

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Been searching flights to Spain today and they're 2/3rds cheaper from Geneva than Zurich. This is so unfair!!

take the train to geneva then, simple
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Old 30.09.2011, 15:37
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Re: Why are flights from Zurich so much more expensive than flights from Geneva or Ba

closer, innit
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take the train to geneva then, simple
Not really the train fare is huge from Zurich to Geneva so sort of brings an abrupt end to the idea of a "cheap" flight. I'm sure there's ways to bring it down though.

Then again a convience thing +3 hrs on the train to geneva is a PITA
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Old 30.09.2011, 15:44
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Re: Why are flights from Zurich so much more expensive than flights from Geneva or Ba

I think its all about demand. If the demand is high then the cost reflects this demand. You would like to think that high demand means a better price but the world no longer works like that. Just another way to make money faster.
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Not really the train fare is huge from Zurich to Geneva so sort of brings an abrupt end to the idea of a "cheap" flight. I'm sure there's ways to bring it down though.

Then again a convience thing +3 hrs on the train to geneva is a PITA

not if you have a GA card

the time is a pita and geneva airport is a shithole too
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Old 30.09.2011, 15:59
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Re: Why are flights from Zurich so much more expensive than flights from Geneva or Ba

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not if you have a GA card

the time is a pita and geneva airport is a shithole too
its a perfectly nice airport
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its a perfectly nice airport
Compared to a Turkish prison?
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Old 30.09.2011, 16:17
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its a perfectly nice airport

I must admit I have only used geneva twice, and while zurich is spacious, clean, organised, and well Swiss, Geneva is small, cramped, dirty and, well, french
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Old 30.09.2011, 16:19
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Re: Why are flights from Zurich so much more expensive than flights from Geneva or Ba

Higher landing fees at ZH??
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Old 30.09.2011, 16:28
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Strangely enough, when I went to Istambul last year it was cheaper to take the plane in Geneva and change in Zurich than going straight to Zurich...
Normal enough. In many places such as the US, fligts are more expensive out of major hubs than through them. Demand is part of it, though I often heard - unconfirmed - that government subsidizes routes to less popular stops to maintain availability.
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Old 30.09.2011, 16:34
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Re: Why are flights from Zurich so much more expensive than flights from Geneva or Ba

Not quite on-topic BUT:

If you are time-rich and price sensitive you are often advised to HUB-SWAP. This is the practice of taking a short-haul flight from your local hub to another - and then the long-haul flight.

The hubs are where major carriers are based - and so try to tempt rival airline passengers with lower prices. If you are flying from LONDON it is often cheaper to hub-swap to Paris (Air France), Frankfurt/Munich (Lufthansa), Amserdam (KLM), Zuirch (Swiss) than it is to fly BA from Heathrow.

It costs around 3 hours in flight times though.
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