|By Corey Brown (BonaireTalker - Post #12) on Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 2:24 pm:|
'Have a trip planned for 8 of us, arriving Jan. 5th. Five of us are originating f/ Minneapolis, & flying the Continental red-eye through Houston. I've been watching the airfare periodically through the summer on Cont.'s website, & the rate has been steadily about $880. Last Friday, I checked & it dropped to $650. I should have dropped everything & bought 2 tickets for my daughter & me right then & there, but I waited 'till today. Shocked - fare went up to $1050!! In a panick I pulled up my Expedia account, where I saved this trip under "my itineries" & couldn't believe it, but it confirmed $650 (plus the usual $5 booking fee) when I went all the way through the on-line booking process. What gives w/ these sudden & extreme fare changes? Why did Expedia hold the lower rate? Any educated guesses out there?
|By herman mowery (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #665) on Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 3:16 pm:|
While following the cost for our July trip (Feb-April this year) it did the same thing several times. It would not surprise me any if they do it just to shake up some folks and cause them to stop watching and buy. $600 for weeks, jump to over $900 for a few days then back to $650 or so for a while.
|By Donald E. Niles, Sr. (BonaireTalker - Post #32) on Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 4:44 pm:|
Same thing happened to us - Red-eye out of Newark on 10/6/07, back two weeks later. Bought tickets at $660, dropped to $428 a month later, now back up to $580.......after deregulation the airlines do pretty much what they d--n well please.
|By Lorraine Meadows (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1113) on Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 6:02 pm:|
About a month ago, I got in on an internet special and snag tickets on the redeye out of Newark in Sept. for $350 ! Really couldn't believe the price. I checked and it's not available now at that price.
|By Lorraine Meadows (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1116) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 7:54 am:|
I found that fare on a Tues. on continentalair.com (the airlines websight)about a month or so ago. It said it was a 48 hr. web special.
|By seb (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3133) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 9:15 am:|
That CO $309 EWR-BON deal was around a couple of days, Lorraine, I kept looking at it....
|By Lorraine Meadows (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1117) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 10:11 am:|
I have never paid such a great price, the best, I think ,back in the ALM days was $369, so when I saw this I jumped at it.
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