Final days of Boston to Philly service from Southwest

    Passengers are being greeted by the final days of Southwest service from Boston to Philadelphia with higher airfare.

    Reports in Boston and Philadelphia, including one from the Philadelphia Inquirer, are reporting higher ticket prices for certain itineraries, where Southwest eliminated service.

    In its report, the Inquirer searched US Airways, which it reported was the only airline that flies nonstop from Philadelphia to Boston, among other cities. The search resulted in a significantly higher airfare if a traveler wished to return on the same day, compared to the airfare cost if they stayed overnight.

    The final day of service from Boston to Philadelphia offered by Southwest is Saturday.

    Southwest has said the numbers just didn’t add up, forcing the airline to end service.

    The airline says travelers willing to take connecting flights would likely be routed through Chicago.

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