Someone else wanted to go to Dallas with my friend, so I figured I would try again following the same strategy to beat the Hotwire price. (Which had gone up by $2)
Priceline wasn't able to beat Hotwire on this one again.
Bid through the $35 bonus money link
entered ABE as your departure city and GGG as your arrival city. Do NOT select the non-jet option (you do not need it on this route).
Bid 1: $80 and select EWR, DFW (and DAL if acceptable); rejected
Bid 2: $90 and add RDG (non-jet only; free re-bid); rejected
Bid 3: $100 and add GGG (non-jet only; free re-bid); rejected
Bid 4: $105 and add ACT (non-jet only; free re-bid); rejected
I purchased this trip via Hotwire.... Got the following itinerary:
(The same Return - An earlier flight outbound... They are going to go to the airport at the same time and ask if they will let them both go on the earlier flight).
Thank you for using Hotwire!
Your flight details are confirmed as follows:
Please note that flight times reflect the airports local time zones.
Flight Details: Round Trip, Newark, NJ to Dallas, TX
Ticket Type: Electronic Ticket
Date Purchased: Sun, Aug 12, 2001/11:56am
USAirways Flight 557
Departing: Newark Intl. (EWR), Fri, Aug 31, 2001/7:00am
Arriving: Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT), Fri, Aug 31, 2001/8:30am
USAirways Flight 1295
Departing: Pittsburgh Intl. (PIT), Fri, Aug 31, 2001/9:45am
Arriving: Dallas/Fort Worth Intl. (DFW), Fri, Aug 31, 2001/11:45am
USAirways Flight 248
Departing: Dallas/Fort Worth Intl. (DFW), Sun, Sept 2, 2001/7:42am
Arriving: Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (CLT), Sun, Sept 2, 2001/11:10am
USAirways Flight 1744
Departing: Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (CLT), Sun, Sept 2, 2001/12:15pm
Arriving: Newark Intl. (EWR), Sun, Sept 2, 2001/2:08pm
Should you wish to reconfirm your flight (though it is not required) or check the status of your flight, please contact the airline directly.
Passenger and Billing Information
No. of Tickets: 1
Additional Savings: $25
Not bad if you ask me..... Priceline can't win them all I guess. Seems that Hotwire has a lot of USAirways inventory!
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