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Jun 21st, 2013, 05:02 AM
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Do entire booking / fare classes just vanish?!?!?!

Hey everyone!

Just new here and wondering whether anyone could possibly help out.

See: I was just looking at flights for the routing mentioned above (MAD - EZE /GRU return via IST) and found a really cheap rate on Expedia: 1,090 USD return. This was for may next year. The fare classes where Q and E for the outbound and inbound, respectively. Interestingly enough, these fairs would not show up on the TK website: they sold much more expensive tickets (about douyble the price)

Then, all of a sudden, I looked again and those fares had vanished from Expedia entirely, even for adjacent days and weeks. Just gone...

I am wondering a) how this happens (is there any explanation) and b) if it is likely for them to be put back in place again sometime... Not being a travel agent or too much of a freak it's difficult to know.

Thanks a lot

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Jun 21st, 2013, 08:33 AM
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Yes, fare classes will appear and disappear, depending on how the airlines' yield/revenue management computer programs view the world. On other occasions the fares will have a "use by" date, and when that expires, the fare goes away.

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Jun 21st, 2013, 01:12 PM
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Part of it might have to do with the fact that most airlines don't start to release flights and schedules until 330 days before the departure date.
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Jun 23rd, 2013, 11:47 AM
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Hey, thanks to both!

I am new to all of this, as I said... So I'll keep trying. I was just afraid they'd maybe never put those classes on sale at all. It's published fares, bit maybe their computers don't sell them at all...

I created a flight alert on flyexpert, so that I can know .

Best and thanks again,

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