After watching a movie, I decided to see the cost to fly from Taipei to Paris.
The websites I consulted was http://www.orbitz.com http://www.expedia.com and http://www.cheaptickets.com.
The dates of travel for all flights is 4-12-05 through 4-16-05, and all roundtrip.
The lowest I found from Taipei to Paris was $2,781USD($89,000NT)
From Taipei to Chicago: $1217USD($39,000NT)
Now the tricky part. From Chicago to Taipei was only $846USD($27,000NT)
And Chicago to Paris: $609USD($19,500NT)
Let’s do the math. If I was in Chicago and I flew to Taipei and back, then from Chicago to Paris and back it would only cost me $1455USD($46,500NT)
Or Taipei to Chicago, Chicago to Paris, Paris to Chicago, then Chicago Back to Taipei $1826USD($58,400)
Whole trip from Chicago - $1455USD($46,500NT), Taipei to Paris only $2,781($89,000NT), difference of $1326($42,400NT)
Whole Trip from Taipei - $1826USD($58,400NT), and Taipei to Paris only is $2781($89,000NT), difference of $955USD($30,500NT)
So why the hell is it so expensive to go straight there from Taipei!!! Yet cheaper to take 2 trips around the world???