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[FARE GONE] DL low fares across the board

Old Dec 27, 2013, 5:51 am
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Originally Posted by huntk
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You never got a ticket, you have no case. case closed. Go direct to airline next time.

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Old Dec 27, 2013, 5:53 am
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Originally Posted by dd1612
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Originally Posted by huntk


Sent this email to flightnetwork this morning:

I have reviewed my options and been in contact with both the airline and Department of Transportation in Washington. My response is below.

Yesterday morning I purchased a fare from YYZ to BOS for two passengers, in economy for $279.72, through ebookers.com which redirected me to flightnetwork.com for the purchase and ticketing. I was issued an airline confirmation number at that time and provided with a receipt for the purchase.

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These fares were bookable on delta's own website www.delta.com

It is amazing to read so many stories of folks having gone through OTAs that take time to issue the tickets.

One has to ask oneself as to why does one use an OTA when one can book directly on the airline website? with all it's benefits of cancelling if ticket is not needed before midnight the next day?

Especially in a scenario like this one when the desired fares were available only for a duration of < 60 minutes? and more like 33-35 minutes max?
Well in my experience, when I got in on the deal this thread was about 15 posts long and referenced expedia.ca so immediately that is where I started my search- $174 RT NYC-HNL in F. I thought that was a great deal, but only by chance did I check Kayak and the same flights were $99! So that is when I start booking directly on Delta.com. Only by chance! But so glad I checked kayak. Saved $76 (x6 tickets!!) and the stress over it ticketing ^.~

That's my story and I'm sticking to it
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 5:54 am
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Originally Posted by dd1612
These fares were bookable on delta's own website www.delta.com

It is amazing to read so many stories of folks having gone through OTAs that take time to issue the tickets.

One has to ask oneself as to why does one use an OTA when one can book directly on the airline website? with all it's benefits of cancelling a booked ticket, if ticket is not needed, before midnight the next day?

Especially in a scenario like this one when the desired fares were available only for a duration of < 60 minutes? and more like 33-35 minutes max?
People ran to the OTAs once it became impossible to book these fares on delta.com. The fares apparently lingered on some OTAs for a while after that.
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 5:54 am
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Originally Posted by dd1612
One has to ask oneself as to why does one use an OTA when one can book directly on the airline website?
I had 500 reasons to go elswehere. As in Error 500 on Delta.com
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 6:08 am
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oh, no, no, not whining at all

just wondering, that's all. . sorry if it came out with a bad tone
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 6:13 am
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Infant in arms?
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 6:18 am
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As stated by a poster above

I booked on XP.CA as that was what was referenced at the time I booked. Since I know these things can go down at anytime, I chose the the most likely site to actually ticket my travel which at the time to me was XP.CA

"IF" I had more time or had known that DL.bomb was an option, I sure would have chosen that or to play the IF game even further, "IF" I had know this was a systemic fare (as opposed to a really small city pair which is what it appeared initially when I started reading the individual posts) I would have left the gym earlier.. but if IF's were skiff's we'd all own a freaking Navy

anyway.. my lessons learned from past FT experiences;

1. I can't believe I have to say this anymore but the first rule is always DON'T CALL THE AIRLINE

2. Pull the darn trigger.. no waiting.. just do it - Hey I took a risk by taking the minute or two to pull up the kids school calender to see when spring break was; but I did pull the trigger without finding out if I could get the time off or not (still don't know lol)

3. Don't worry about seat assignments, it takes too long, you can do it later

4. Don't worry about hotels, you can get them later

5. Book the class you see posted, trying for F just takes time.. I booked F because I saw someone else had done it but I would have taken Y if I didn't know

6. Understand its a risk, whatever money you spend, be prepared to lose - these things are casino's, this is a craps table, it may come up snake eyes - you can lose your money - know it - understand it - be prepared to lose it - if you go on the trip, you beat the house

7. Oh yeah, almost forgot, SCREEN SHOTS, SCREEN SHOTS, SCREEN SHOTS at each step

QUESTION:

Since I booked on XP.CA - Did I pay more in taxes (or fees) than I would have say on .bomb?

do they charge a transaction fee?

My taxes just don't look right

based on my DL receipt I have the following in CAD: (Note I have a five segment trip (3 are wholly within lower 48)

Fare: 106.00 CAD
Taxes/Carrier-Imposed Fees: 75.58
Subtotal Per Passenger: 181.58 CAD


Detailed Tax Information
AY 10.96 (S/B 5 segments at $2.50 each or $12.50)
US 4.71 (S/B $7.95 which is US excise at 7.5% of fare which is $106)
US 18.84 (Is this US/Hawaii ticket tax at $8.40 per seg to/from Hawaii? if so it s/b $16.80)
XF 19.72 (S/B $18.00 - max of 4 charges per itin at $4.5 each)
ZP 21.35 (S/B $11.70 = $3.90 each seg within continental US)
Total: 75.58


according to DL's own taxes and carrier imposed charges these are too high based on my review

Am I reading this wrong or calculating it wrong?

the CAD shouldn't matter so why is this roughly $10 higher per ticket than I would expect

Not a complaint for $10 a head but I'm just curious if they are calculated different on XP.CA

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Old Dec 27, 2013, 6:20 am
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Originally Posted by danger
May I enquire as to why you were confident of this?
You wrote the above within the last 2 hours. Delta announced yesterday afternoon (about 18 hours ago) that it is indeed honoring these low fares. In fact, the OP states that on the first posting. Maybe you don't follow the news?

Here's an ABC News piece with Flyertalk not only mentioned but FTers too.

http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/delta-g...ry?id=21340372
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 6:29 am
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Originally Posted by kvolvo
I booked the tickets to HNL for July, but I'm pregnant now and will have a baby by then. obviously couldn't book an infant on t he tickets yet. Will I be able to add an infant after? also, if I kiss the 24 hrs cancelation window (with priceline), and unable to go in july, I'll forego all $, right? booked four tickets so it will be a sum. I guess I'm OK taking this chance.
Not an issue at all if you plan to hold the infant in your arms. That is a safety risk if there is strong turbulence or if the plane drops a bit from an unexpected pocket. A parent's arms aren't seat belts that will protect a child if there is a sudden drop.

But if you want to go with the odds that it will be a smooth flight, no ticketing is required for a child under the age of 2 who sits on an adult's lap.

No Ticket Required

You may travel with one infant in your lap without purchasing a ticket if:
the infant is less than two years old, and
you are at least 18 years old or the infant's legal guardian, and
your travel is within the U.S.
http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_.../children.html
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 6:40 am
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse

QUESTION:

Since I booked on XP.CA - Did I pay more in taxes (or fees) than I would have say on .bomb?

do they charge a transaction fee?
It should be the same as the DL site. Booking fee is only charged on multi carrier bookings. Maybe a FOREX fee on the CC?
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 6:41 am
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Yes, infant in arms

Originally Posted by CabinCaptive
Infant in arms?
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 6:42 am
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Thanks so much.

Originally Posted by Analise
Not an issue at all if you plan to hold the infant in your arms. That is a safety risk if there is strong turbulence or if the plane drops a bit from an unexpected pocket. A parent's arms aren't seat belts that will protect a child if there is a sudden drop.

But if you want to go with the odds that it will be a smooth flight, no ticketing is required for a child under the age of 2 who sits on an adult's lap.



http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_.../children.html
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 6:43 am
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I got one trip to SLC on DL's site which will be honored.

Then I booked one on the the Dutch site and and received an email overnight saying they can't honor the mistake fare. HI would have been nice, but oh well. Can't win every single time.

Time to move on and make plans for my snowboarding weekend in SLC
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 6:52 am
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Originally Posted by largeeyes
You never got a ticket, you have no case. case closed. Go direct to airline next time.

Wasn't possible at the time to book on dl.com otherwise I would have done that. Got into the deal in the dying stages.
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 6:54 am
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Originally Posted by swag
People ran to the OTAs once it became impossible to book these fares on delta.com. The fares apparently lingered on some OTAs for a while after that.
Thank you, as was the case in my situation.
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