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Airline Flight Pricing !#$@#$%^@#$^
Posted by: Z
Date: July 11, 2017 04:41PM
Gah.

Priced some flights to Iowa for the holidays (okay, OMA) late last week and wasn't unreasonable total price - about $1400 total for the three of us. Not the greatest pricing, but not horrible and reasonable for the midwest. Pulled the same itinerary up today and, taaa daa, $3,000 please!

It's a needless bit of #$^#&$ that engenders no love of the industry in me.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/11/2017 08:48PM by mrp-admin.
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Re: Airline Flight Pricing !#$@#$%^@#$^
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: July 11, 2017 05:26PM
Have you tried Google Flights?

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Re: Airline Flight Pricing !#$@#$%^@#$^
Posted by: pdq
Date: July 11, 2017 06:16PM
Also try Kayak, and set a price alert.
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Re: Airline Flight Pricing !#$@#$%^@#$^
Posted by: max
Date: July 11, 2017 06:50PM
Do it again a different browser, the SOBs are well known for their "dynamic" pricing practices....
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Re: Airline Flight Pricing !#$@#$%^@#$^
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 11, 2017 06:58PM
Quote
max
Do it again a different browser, the SOBs are well known for their "dynamic" pricing practices....

Or clear cache, or private window.
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Re: Airline Flight Pricing !#$@#$%^@#$^
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 11, 2017 07:19PM
.....yeah, the airline are never fare [ fair ].......



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Re: Airline Flight Pricing !#$@#$%^@#$^
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 11, 2017 08:05PM
seems like a small start up airline with fair pricing and allowing 2 pieces of luggage could do very well in this business. I think this is how smaller companies like Southwest started out many years ago but they no longer have the same friendly customer service they once had.
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Re: Airline Flight Pricing !#$@#$%^@#$^
Posted by: Z
Date: July 11, 2017 11:49PM
The small ones that succeed get gobbled up.
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Re: Airline Flight Pricing !#$@#$%^@#$^
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 12, 2017 12:00AM
Small ones have serious trouble getting space at good airports. Alaska Airlines bought Virgin America for their routes/airport contracts. The planes are all leased Airbus, and AA flies Boeing 737s all but exclusively.



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Re: Airline Flight Pricing !#$@#$%^@#$^
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: July 12, 2017 01:11AM
I found a stupid cheap flight to Europe today, totally on a lark, almost near what you posted domestically. I'm trying to convince the family to go, although a Europe trip was not in the cards this year. I have no idea why it's there, but I expect it will be gone very, very soon.
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Re: Airline Flight Pricing !#$@#$%^@#$^
Posted by: billb
Date: July 12, 2017 04:53AM
I have found cheap fares late Sunday night to early Tuesday morning. AT one time the airlines wanted XX amount of seats sold by XX days out before the day of the flight. If they weren't they'd test low fare response . With flight alerts they can drop a fare and sell all those leftover orphaned middle seats on 3x3 coaches in hours. When they hit that XX% threshold, BAM! right back to regular fare. I've grabbed 2 or 4 seats knowing I had 24 hours to change my mind .



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Re: Airline Flight Pricing !#$@#$%^@#$^
Posted by: datbeme
Date: July 12, 2017 07:15AM
I typically use Safari, but for flight searches I always use Chrome "ignognito" mode. Doesn't really seem to help, but that's what I do. Bas#@rds!
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Re: Airline Flight Pricing !#$@#$%^@#$^
Posted by: IronMac
Date: July 12, 2017 07:39AM
Due to a variety of factors such as automated pricing bots and a monopoly on most routes it is almost impossible to get really good deals on domestic flights. You can get good deals on some international flights some of the time.
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Re: Airline Flight Pricing !#$@#$%^@#$^
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: July 12, 2017 09:23AM
Check prices at Airfare Watchdog, also.
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