I noticed that in 2012, transatlantic air fares in the off season went from the former $800-900 to $1200, and that continues for this year. If I enter the same trip originating in Europe, the fares are still in the $800 range, regardless of the specific days travelled, or whether the airline is based in the US or Europe. Trips originating in Canada, are also somewhat lower than the US fares, in spite of the fact that some of those flights connect in the US. I realize that Europe has a number of charters to North America, but I feel that we're being ripped off, having to pay 50% more for the same trip. Is there any reasonable justification for this?
This yerar, I'm boycotting the major airlines, and using Icelandair, and if this satisfactory, I shall continue to do so; if not, I'll be visiting Europe a lot less.