Airline Prices Depend on Airport

There's a disparity in airline ticket prices depending on which airport you fly out of, according to a recent study. The biggest determinant of prices is whether there's a discount airline, which forces other carriers to lower prices. Airports can be pressured to bring in a discount airline simply by consumers heading to a nearby airport with a discount carrier.

Scott McCartney, who writes the column "Middle Seat" for The Wall Street Journal, talks with Renee Montagne.

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