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Old 03-10-2019, 10:03 PM
 
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I went to expedia and notice a flight cost less than 100 dollars. On orbitz, it cost over 250 and from the site itself... interjet, same thing.. its over 250 dollars. I assume expedia made a mistake on this right?
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Old 03-10-2019, 10:18 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Book it & see what happens, they will likely tell you the flight is no longer available. I tried to book a really great fare once, ( forget from who) & they wouldn't let me process it or pay for it.
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Old 03-10-2019, 11:41 PM
 
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I was looking for a hotel in Omaha on Travelocity. One hotel came up at $9 per night. We booked it and the rate was honored. Go ahead and try it.
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Old 03-11-2019, 12:13 AM
 
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How do you know if it was honored? So if you book it now and the flight is not till a few week later on... you would know now if the rate is honored? The thing is expedia shows this very low price... every other site like orbitz and the official site shows the cost being over 250.
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:09 AM
 
Location: In the land beyond Ohare!
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When the credit card is accepted, they issue a ticket and confirmed with a email, its honored.
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:16 AM
 
Location: World
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No need to even give them your credit card number. The moment you click to proceed towards payment, the fantastic looking price sometimes disappear saying that it is no longer available !!! Or asking you to Refresh the Browser.


If they take your payment, it will be honoured.
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Old 03-11-2019, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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Once a ticket number has been issued, it is more likely than not that the price will be honored, even if it is a error on the part of Expedia. However in the case of a wide spread error fare, there is a possibility that the airline can cancel the ticket. If this happen you should know within a few days at most.
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Old 03-11-2019, 01:30 PM
 
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Here's my view on these things.. If a reasonable person were looking at the fare and would deduce it was 'too good to be true'.. Then I don't feel an airline is under any obligation to honor that fare.

They SHOULD, in the interest of good customer service, probably toss a voucher or so out.

But.. Look at it this way.. Flight from Point A to Point B is $1000, you find the fare for $50.


No question that's a mistake. If you book it, the airline is obligated to refund your money if they cancel the ticket, but that's it.

Next example.. You find a fare that is normally $250 and you can book it for $79

You know.. That's NOT outrageous, that's not an obvious mistake.. The airline would be obligated (in my eyes) to honor that fare.

I have zero sympathies for these people who watch and wait for a mistake and then book it.. And those people exist. You can find forums where they discuss them.
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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I have zero sympathies for these people who watch and wait for a mistake and then book it.. And those people exist. You can find forums where they discuss them.
They don't want sympathy, they want money. They didn't make the rules -- they play by them.
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:58 AM
 
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Do people actually book flights using online travel sites? It doesn't save any money compared to using the airline site and it provides an awful lot of opportunity for something to go drastically wrong. Hotels? Sure. You can often find much cheaper rates, particularly gaming Priceline "Name your price" on a prepaid.
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