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Old Mar 7, 06, 10:12 am   #1
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Codeshare = Big Fare Savings

Just booked two FC tickets on the United non stop SMF-IAD. Used the USAir codeshare and the fare was $376 per person less then the same flight on the UA site.

This one was a no brainer.

Thanks USAir!
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Old Mar 7, 06, 10:51 am   #2
  
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what is the codeshare?
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Old Mar 7, 06, 11:18 am   #3
  
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i found the Glossary entry for this wanting the first time i read it
http://www.flyertalk.com/glossary/index.php

better perhaps
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codeshare
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Old Mar 7, 06, 11:20 am   #4
  
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I consistently find this to be the case, although I only fly UA PHL-SFO/LAX and so maybe it's the market. What's frustrating is that not all PHL-SFO/LAX flights on UA are marketed as codeshare options so you have to be flexible with time.
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Old Mar 7, 06, 9:49 pm   #5
  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by EnvoyBoy
I consistently find this to be the case, although I only fly UA PHL-SFO/LAX and so maybe it's the market. What's frustrating is that not all PHL-SFO/LAX flights on UA are marketed as codeshare options so you have to be flexible with time.
None should be unless you're connecting onward to a different destination. DOT prohibits UA-US from codesharing on nonstop flights where they compete.

You will see the flights in the timetable, but you should not be able to book them unless you're connecting.
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