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Old 09-11-2017, 06:54 PM
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I just heard an ad on TV for Smart Fares (or maybe Smartfares as one word).

I thought maybe some of you might want to test it out. They claim that they have some special unpublished fares, and that may be true, although when I asked them for a very specific Southwest flight, there was nothing out of the ordinary. They said their special deals change constantly.

Interestingly, the telephone number on TV (800-631-0349) is different from the one in their online site (877-245-3755).
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:21 PM
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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It does not have good reviews.

Phone number differences may be due to them being contingent ads on TV. TV stations air them for "Free" but get a Set "referral" fee when someone call based on the TV Add. Different 800 number are used for each TV station, so the 3rd party call center can relate the call back to a TV station, So the TV station get there $X's and its a 3rd party taking the calls so it is auditable.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:19 AM
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Yep. Or if they're paying for the ads, they want to be able to track which channels are giving them the greatest return.
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