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Old Feb 14, 13, 1:27 pm   #1
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Travelocity.com vs United.com

Hi,

I wanted to book a flight from SFO to IST.

I found an itinerary on Travelocity, SFO-BOS-ZRH-IST that had departure and arrival time I liked. But this itinerary doesn't come up if I search for SFO to IST on United.com. Only way I could pull it up was if I do multi-city search, and the ticket price was 3X more than travelocity price. I finally bought the ticket on travelocity. There is a slim chance I may have to cancel the trip, in which case I don't get any money back from travelocity.

Just curious, why was travelocity able to offer this trip but United.com did not?

Thanks.
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Old Feb 14, 13, 1:37 pm   #2
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I'm guessing that the BOS-ZRH and ZRH-IST are on Swiss or Turkish as codeshares. United doesn't offer that specific routing with their own planes which is why you had to look for it using the multi-city approach.
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Old Feb 14, 13, 2:04 pm   #3
  
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Maybe hipmunk will help find that routing?
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Old Feb 14, 13, 2:16 pm   #4
  
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Hipmunk is your best friend in a case like this. Once you have tried it, you will never go back to travelocity....
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Old Feb 14, 13, 2:47 pm   #5
  
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You can still cancel a flight booked on Travelocity. You just call Travelocity (not United).

http://www.travelocity.com/Promotion...e_main,00.html
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Old Feb 14, 13, 3:33 pm   #6
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I saw their 24 hour cancellation policy. I just posted the question today. I bought the tickets a week ago.
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