You've got to be joking. $16k to LHR

Old Jan 10, 18, 2:31 pm
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You've got to be joking. $16k to LHR



Looking up a week-long trip to London. Wasn't thinking about going in Delta One, and certainly not thinking about it now.

Just curious, do people really pay $16k for a round-trip to London? For real?
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Old Jan 10, 18, 2:33 pm
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Call DL. I've seen all sorts of crazy pricing lately, including non-refundable D1 fares being double the price of refundable ones. I think they're having system problems.
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Old Jan 10, 18, 2:35 pm
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It's only slightly more ridiculous than $1500 extra for C+.
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Old Jan 10, 18, 2:40 pm
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I don't think that flight 2962 even exists.
Seeing lots of other options, but all in the $5k range on DL, or others.

But $7-8k is probably the full one-way fare. So if you have to, for some reason, say, fly DL out but UA back, you'll probably pay $14-16k.

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Old Jan 10, 18, 2:43 pm
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Are all routings showing as $16K, or just the one through MSP?
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Old Jan 10, 18, 2:46 pm
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Originally Posted by LBJ View Post
Are all routings showing as $16K, or just the one through MSP?
Yes, all routings were showing for $16k. Subsequent searches have ranged from $5k-$8k.
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Old Jan 10, 18, 2:47 pm
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DL is definitely having system issues. Call or wait a few days. I went to book a flight about a half hour ago and it was showing up as a broken fare for $2K RT for Y, while a G/Z fare for F was $800 (which is normal price). X,Y on the outbound and Y,U on the return. From the connection city to destination, it is V fares.
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Old Jan 10, 18, 2:48 pm
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Yes, all routings were showing for $16k. Subsequent searches have ranged from $5k-$8k.
I'm seeing the $8k via Delta.com, but I can get $5k on Google Flights and then link over for booking.
So yeah, sounds like a systems issue.
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Old Jan 10, 18, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by ijgordon View Post
I'm seeing the $8k via Delta.com, but I can get $5k on Google Flights and then link over for booking.
So yeah, sounds like a systems issue.
I was having issues yesterday showing SFO-JFK "not offered" or "sold out" in Delta One for flights a month out, so something is definitely wrong with premium cabin pricing / availability for certain routes lately.
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Old Jan 10, 18, 3:00 pm
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To add further credence to system issues, I was trying to change a mileage ticket to Europe yesterday. The outbound remaining the same, only the return changing. The day I wanted to travel, only main cabin was available, so with the new itinerary, I should have been receiving 40k miles back (70k one way Delta One-30k one way main cabin). The agent kept insisting that I needed to pay an additional 117k miles for the new ticket, until a supervisor looked at it and agreed something was amiss.
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Whew. Earlier today, I was looking at a flight for later this year. The main cabin price had gone down, but the first class price had jumped astronomically. I'm glad that I don't have to book it today or tomorrow!
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Old Jan 10, 18, 4:25 pm
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This price would seem pretty normal for a FULL J/FULL C fully refundable fare with no restrictions and last seat availability. Essentially, you could be paying DL to boot another passenger from a fully booked business class TATL cabin.
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Old Jan 10, 18, 4:32 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
This price would seem pretty normal for a FULL J/FULL C fully refundable fare with no restrictions and last seat availability. Essentially, you could be paying DL to boot another passenger from a fully booked business class TATL cabin.
AFAIK, Delta never intentionally oversells D1.
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Old Jan 10, 18, 4:35 pm
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Sounds like that super awesome always reliable new data center Ed just cut the ribbon on!
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Old Jan 10, 18, 4:45 pm
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Sounds like that super awesome always reliable new data center Ed just cut the ribbon on!
What's really bad is that this isn't award pricing, which DL could care less about. We're talking actual revenue fares. DL could potentially be losing business as a result of this.
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