Ah, plane ticket prices: you make no sense. Check this shizz out.
I might be going to Iceland over the Xmas holidays — not the sunniest of destinations to be sure, but I've heard Reykjavik is a pretty cool place (and I'll be meeting up with the inimitable Matt, who's in Moscow these days). Now, there are no direct flights from Toronto to Reykjavik these days; you have to go through Boston, which isn't too crazy (it's not like you have to connect through, say, Miami or anything).
Going out is no big deal — sure, there's a red-eye on the way there, but you get that day back — but coming back, the flight comes into Boston at about 6pm and, oddly, there aren't any more flights back to Toronto that day. I can think of worse places to spend a night than Boston (Flint, Michigan being one of them; I may be doing that in March).
And now, the prices.
Reykjavik-Boston-Toronto back: $1388
Reykjavik-Boston back: $1726
One less flight, $338 more. What the hell is going on here? Could someone please explain this to me? Is Salvador Dali in charge of this or something?