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Old Mar 4, 15, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by Often1 View Post
The fare sold out. This means that DL predicts it will sell seats at higher prices. If it is correct, it will sell the seats at higher prices. If it is incorrect, it can offer the cheap seats again later. Even if the seat map is an accurate representation of how full the flight is (and it is not), that has nothing to do with what DL can sell over the next 5 weeks.

DL has access to vast amounts of data which you don't. Unless you've got data suggesting that DL should open up more L inventory because it can't sell at L+, you've got your answer.

UA and AA don't do it any differently. So real question is, what does it matter whether DL wants your trade or not?
The same fare showing up over and over again only to then "sell out" when the person tries to purchase isn't an actual sell out it's a bug probably related to the attempt to use the certs. This bug is well known on this forum and at any rate this OP certainly didn't require a douchey, condescending response like this.

OP: Call in. You can probably get the fare you found and use your cert too.
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