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Priceline's name your own price

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by ajk23az, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    Has anybody ever had any experiences with this?

    I'm looking to fly to Austin on Dec 17 and return the 21st.

    First, I entered a price of $129/ticket because I saw that the flights at Southwest and every other place is around $300 roundtrip.

    When it negotiates a price, they come up with a $149 TOTAL COST roundtrip. Thats like 50% off other places. I'm thinking this is too good to be true or something.

    I entered an even lower price of $100/ticket and it negotiates and comes up with $129 TOTAL COST roundtrip. Is this really possible?

    I know that you dont get to pick your flight times or anything.

    This is what it has to say;
    Total Trip Price: $129
    Per Person Price: $129
    Depart: Fri, December 17, 2010
    Return: Tue, December 21, 2010
    Departing Airport: Phoenix - Sky Harbor Intl (PHX)
    Arrival Airport: Austin - Bergstrom Intl (AUS)
    Flight Times: The airlines will choose your flight times. Your trip will start between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. and you will arrive no later than 12:30 a.m. the next day.
    Connections: Maximum of 1 connection each way. (layovers will be no longer than 3 hours)
  2. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    It's not a too good to be true price. Airlines book flights, so it means that particular flight isn't going to have too many passengers. So they're going to take what they can get.
  3. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Their hotel version is pretty solid.
  4. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    What's usually the lowest possible price they'll give someone?

    I just entered a $20 ticket price and they gave me a price of $59.95 round trip......what are the stipulations?
  5. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    You have to take the ticket they give you.

    If that means a 20 hour layover.....take a sleeping bag.
  6. VietCowboy

    VietCowboy Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible.

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    I use betterbidding for hotwire and priceline deals on hotels.
  7. basstapp

    basstapp Well-Known Member

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    Connections: Maximum of 1 connection each way. (layovers will be no longer than 3 hours) :)

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