The more people the more money

Old Mar 15th, 2007, 10:39 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 65
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The more people the more money

I travel with 8 people to Europe every few years. (2 families) Can any one tell me why when I look for plane tickets online, when I enter 8 passengers the totel price is more. Rather than when I enter 4? I get nervous I will buy 4, and than make another transaction and I won't be able to buy 4 more. I try this on many sites and its the same every time...any ideas??
ppalette is offline  
Old Mar 15th, 2007, 10:42 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 34,808
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I don't understand, maybe I'm reading your question wrong -- you want to know why 8 tickets cost more than 4? Why wouldn't they.
Christina is offline  
Old Mar 15th, 2007, 10:43 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 49,560
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I don't know about plane tickets, but on the SNCF site you can't book tickets for more than 6 passengers at a time. So if I need to book for more than, I call them on the phone.

Call the airline.
StCirq is offline  
Old Mar 15th, 2007, 10:44 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 3,227
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I think many websites don't let you to buy so many tickets individually. Maybe you can have a group tariff through a travel agent.
kenderina is offline  
Old Mar 15th, 2007, 10:46 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 846
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I assume you mean the per person cost is more when you purchase 8 than when you purchase 4.

Put 4 on hold (many airlines let you hold for 24 hours). Then purchase the next set of 4. Once that transaction is complete go back and buy the first set of 4 that you put on hold.
saps is offline  
Old Mar 15th, 2007, 10:46 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,378
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
This is because all of the reservations on one record (PNR) must be identical, including have the same fare basis--so the systems are defaulting to the fare class that has eight available seats. To have some reservations at a lower fare, you would have to split into several PNRs.
ms_go is online now  
Old Mar 15th, 2007, 10:52 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 296
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I think they have less then 8 tickets of the lower priced economy class. For example, Continental has discount economy, economy, full fare economy all priced differently.

Sometimes with 8 travelers you can get better deal with agent.
travfirst is offline  
Old Mar 15th, 2007, 11:46 AM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 19,419
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
On each plane a set number of seats are reserved for a cheaper price. It looks like on your flight they have only 4 cheap seats, the other 4 are more expensive.

If you're nervous, call the airline and ask to help with the reservations. It's $5 additional, not sure per purchase or per ticket.
FainaAgain is offline  
Old Mar 15th, 2007, 01:03 PM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 97,107
Received 12 Likes on 11 Posts
As above, this is a situation I'd get on the telephone so you can talk to a airline agent directly.
suze is offline  
Old Mar 15th, 2007, 01:30 PM
  #10  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 65
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
thank you. I will call. Yes, I did mean the cost per tickets goes up with the more people I have. Sorry to be unclear.

Thanks again
ppalette is offline  
Old Mar 15th, 2007, 01:52 PM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 36,842
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Yes, it is very rare that an airline will have 8 seats available all at the same "lowest possible" fare. So some of those 8 are higher priced tickets. I'm not so sure an agent will be able to do better, but it's worth a try.
I've run into this before just pricing one ticket or two. Finally I called, and the bottom line is the first ticket I purchased would be cheaper because it was the last of the lowest possible fare seats available on the plane. The second ticket was a little more. No getting around it.
NeoPatrick is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
artlover
Air Travel
6
Oct 4th, 2007 12:20 AM
Heavens
United States
42
Jun 28th, 2006 10:04 AM
hybriddude
Air Travel
5
Dec 31st, 2005 02:36 PM
Snowflake814
Europe
26
Jul 15th, 2004 05:46 PM
gb
Europe
21
Aug 14th, 2002 09:57 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -