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Airfares/routes changed at united.com while searching

Nov 27th, 2003, 07:59 AM
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Airfares/routes changed at united.com while searching


I was at united.com looking for fares from WAS to LAX for this weekend. Saw $382 or so r.t. 28th-30th, $256 for 27-28th, and $318 for 28-29th which are the dates I want just they don't have a redeye that night.
So, I went back and checked 28th-30th. First thing I noticed was that the routing offered was now connecting flights instead of the nonstops. Next thing of notice is the fare of $298. Checking the 28th-29th and see the same fare for a (connecting) redeye coming back.

This all happened in about 5 minutes (maybe a bit more) around 11:45AM.
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Nov 27th, 2003, 08:21 AM
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Yes, I noticed something very similar recently. Apparently the technology now is such that you are looking at live fares and routings that can literally change before your eyes.
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Nov 27th, 2003, 08:34 AM
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I am sure it happens. But this was a false alarm. I had changed the month of the return to be December! Thinking about nesting (?) two trips.
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Jan 2nd, 2004, 03:18 PM
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I recently had a United fare drop by $20 in between me selecting the flight and then actually booking it. Much better than having it go up!
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Jan 3rd, 2004, 11:08 AM
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Many websites have that capability now, and it can go both ways, with fares rising or falling. Chances are that someone else bought a ticket on the flight and affected the price for you while you were searching
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