I'm trying to figure out the justification of charging hunters per person on fly-out hunts. I can understand if by taking more hunters that it means more trips.
However, if in our case, my partner and I flew to our destination last year for a given rate of $2300 a person for a total of $4600. The price was never given to me as a per/person rate, only the total cost. It's a long flight and for the cost, although expensive, I feel it's reasonable.
This year, however, I wanted to take my wife along so there'd be three of us. After talking with the booking guy, who I've dealt with for the last two years, we agreed that there would be no extra flights and we'd be restricted to the same weight requirements. So we are getting the same flight as last year with the same weight restrictions, in and out. He said the price would be the same as last year. Yet, when I receive the invoice, it says $6900!
To me, that's just a bit over the top. Other than them being able to do it just cause "they can", what justification do they have to charge that much more for another person, when everything else stays the same? I can see paying a little extra to cover liability maybe but $2300 extra?
I called to talk to him about it and get an explanation or help me understand their reasoning but it's been two weeks and no call back. Other phone calls having to do with bookings were promptly returned. I'm going to call again in the next day or so.
Now I don't claim to know everything there is to know about air charters or their inner workings. But this whole thing just seems strange and both my partner and I can't help but feel like we're being taken advantage of.
What say you?