STL - SAT 7/23 - 7/30/05, $310+5 fee x 4

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STL - SAT 7/23 - 7/30/05, $310+5 fee x 4

Charles2529
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Charles2529
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Joined: 13 Jan 2002, 00:38

27 Apr 2005, 05:16 #1

Purchased four tickets from Hotwire ONLY after bidding
up to $270 tax on Priceline. Chose Hotwire because
it revealed the time of day the flights would travel,
morning/afternoon/evening and it was close to the same
amount of money.

I've been VERY disapointed in Priceline when it comes to
airfare. In the old days, I could score airline tickets at a
significantly lower cost than most Internet brokers.

Regards,

Charles
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Sheryl
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Joined: 16 Jan 2000, 16:19

27 Apr 2005, 05:58 #2

Charles, did you bid up to $270 plus tax or $270 including tax on Priceline?

Did you know that you could have booked on Southwest for $325.30/ticket so you only saved $10/ticket on this. And you could have booked non-stops on American for $328.

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Charles2529
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27 Apr 2005, 14:22 #3

Sheryl,

Yes I bid up to $270, not including tax. The total amount
came to $316.25. On Pricelines "choose your own" fare,
they were asking $335, as were Orbitz and Travelocity.
And since I was looking for four tickets I assumed Price-
line would have more latitude to discount the fare. I didn't
want to bid any higher since Hotwire gave me a general
time of day in regards to departure.

And no, I didn't think about other fares that were slightly
higher and direct flights. When I get into my "must beat
the system" mode, I don't always see the bigger picture.
In hind sight my sister and her family would have liked
the direct flights for a few dollars more...we'll just not
mention it ; )

And now that I know about the Hotwire banner (it doesn't
show on my screen because it's blocked) I will use it in
the future.

Thanks for the critique Sheryl, I'm always looking to hone
my shopping skills.

Sincerely,

Charles
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Sheryl
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27 Apr 2005, 16:15 #4

Quote:
since I was looking for four tickets I assumed Price-
line would have more latitude to discount the fare.
It's just the opposite. The more tickets you are bidding for, the less likely you will be successful since the airlines may only give Priceline access to a few seats on each flight.
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I didn't think about other fares that were slightly
higher and direct flights.
It is just so important to do your fare research before bidding. It's not worth using Priceline or Hotwire if you are only going to save $10.

I would appreciate it if you would take a look at the I Want to Support BiddingForTravel.com list of our affiliated merchants so you'll know if you plan to purchase from any of them in the future. You will need to turn off your ad blocker to view it.

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24 Oct 2010, 07:27 #5

Lowest price search for 6/16-6/19 is on US Air for $438 (red eye there) and for 6/17-7/19 on AA for $465 (student universe).

Went to Hotwire to search 6/16-6/19 and it came back with its flexi fare of $399+$5. My friend simply wants to absolute cheapest so we went for Hotwire and he also gets to pick the time frame he likes to depart and leave from Hotwire.




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