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Old Sep 23, 13, 9:45 pm   #1
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New 'E' fare sightings out of MSP

Just noticed some 'E' fare availability out of MSP. Notably, MSP-LAS, MSP-TPA, MSP-RSW, MSP-MCO, and MSP-FLL. First time I recall seeing anything other than DTW to Florida routes (and a few international routes than seem to have come and gone).
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Just noticed some 'E' fare availability out of MSP. Notably, MSP-LAS, MSP-TPA, MSP-RSW, MSP-MCO, and MSP-FLL. First time I recall seeing anything other than DTW to Florida routes.
Are you saying there are actually E fares available or just bucket availability?
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Are you saying there are actually E fares available or just bucket availability?
E fares with corresponding fare basis.
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Old Sep 23, 13, 10:04 pm   #4
 
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How far out?
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How far out?
I'm seeing some as soon as Oct 19 (MSP-LAS). Florida routes seem to be coming in November. Note that there are 21-day advance purchase and Saturday night stay requirements.

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These are all Spirit destinations right? This is probably why they are being offered.
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The usual "E" rules

NON REFUNDABLE FARES
NO CHANGES ALLOWED
NO PRERESERVED SEATS
UNUSED COUPONS HAVE NO RESIDUAL VALUE
TICKET MAY NOT BE APPLIED TOWARDS PURCHASE OF ANY OTHER TICKET
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The usual "E" rules

NON REFUNDABLE FARES
NO CHANGES ALLOWED
NO PRERESERVED SEATS
UNUSED COUPONS HAVE NO RESIDUAL VALUE
TICKET MAY NOT BE APPLIED TOWARDS PURCHASE OF ANY OTHER TICKET
A big trade-off!
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Old Sep 24, 13, 10:12 am   #9
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With the $200 domestic change fee on non-refundable fares, the main difference is the non-reserved seats. If you buy a 'V' fare on these routes, there's not going to be much value left if you change/cancel them.
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In a search engine optimized by fare, the E fare gives DL a leg up. Not many people analyze the downstream consequences.
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I'm seeing some as soon as Oct 19 (MSP-LAS). Florida routes seem to be coming in November. Note that there are 21-day advance purchase and Saturday night stay requirements.
I fly to FLL 2 times a month - it is pretty standard for fares to drop in November and then in Dec they add 2 additional nonstops a day so availability goes up. Still, I do not recall ever seeing the E fare!
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