Chicago Flights West
So I might be moving to Chicago from New Jersey before next winter starts and I thought one of the benefits would be cheaper flights to SLC, DEN, and JAC but it's actually the opposite. A quick survey of December flights from Chicago to those airports revealed they're MORE expensive. Anyone know what gives? I'm gonna throw out a theory that skier/snowboarder air-travel demand from Chicago is higher due to proximity to the Western states and the lack of quality alternatives you can drive to like resorts in Upstate NY and Vermont.
After years of flying though, flight pricing rarely ever makes sense to me.