Hi just tried to make a booking on airtrans booking site after checking ITA for prices. I cant seem to see the matching prices on the 2 sites after 9 march. The route is MCO-SJU eg 6 april ITA $112 inc Taxes Airtran $456 ex taxes coach or business. This seems to be the same price every day from the 9 march. Am I missing something re the booking. I had not known of Airtran prior to todays ITA search so any tips on booking with them would be much appreciated.
Sep 3, 11, 1:57 pm
This is typical of AirTran's booking engine for a few days immediately after the schedule is extended. The ITA fare quote is valid.
You have two options. If you can wait, check back in a day or two to see if the fares have been updated/adjusted on AirTran's site. Accurate pricing is available now on such sites as Expedia, Orbitz, etc., if you don't want to wait to book.
If I were in this position, I would wait and book directly with AirTran, as they have been known to provide a monetary credit for fare reductions which occur after booking. The credit can be applied toward future AirTran travel. You do, however, need to request the credit - it is not automatic.
Hope this is helpful.