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[FARE GONE] DL low fares across the board

Old Dec 27, 2013, 7:03 am
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So where did people book out of NYC and for what price? I missed this so now I have to live vicariously through the ones that got in on it. I missed the UA fare also.
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 7:07 am
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Originally Posted by BRU2m10
I got a mail from vliegtickets.nl:
It's a mistake fare.
We cannot issue the ticket at this price.
We'll pay the money back.
Still no email from vliegtickets.nl, and Delta reservation is still not ticketed. Not looking good
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 7:09 am
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Originally Posted by nas6034
So where did people book out of NYC and for what price? I missed this so now I have to live vicariously through the ones that got in on it. I missed the UA fare also.
LGA-LAX - 89 CAD
LGA-LAX - 146 CAD (including a ride on the 77L LAX-ATL)
LGA-SEA - 108 Euros
LGA-LAX - 118 Euros (the fare was dying on ebookers, so paid a bit more to catch a last one)

In total, with EQM bonuses (a mix of C and P class), I should have 25,766 miles or Alaska MVP status or about 2 CPM in premium cabin , plus I get to fly domestic Delta on a combo of 319, 757, MD88, 767 and 77L... not a Delta flyer but I'm always up to trying new things...
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 7:10 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?
There was a period of time when the deal was apparently dead at delta.com, but was still pricing out at OTAs. This is often the case as it takes time for prices to propagate through the system.
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 7:11 am
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I booked a flight to LAX through Delta's site and it went through fine. I got a confirmation email, which I can still look up on Delta's site too. So I think I'm good, except...the charges have disappeared from my bank account. I was charged for two flights yesterday when this happened and now they aren't there. No refund or anything, they've just disappeared. What does that mean?

(I created an account after booking my flight and then reading the ABC piece on the mistake. They mentioned this place so I thought I'd ask)
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 7:12 am
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guys - just wondering. Would expertflyer have caught these fares and send a notification out?
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 7:14 am
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Originally Posted by sam007
guys - just wondering. Would expertflyer have caught these fares and send a notification out?
Nope. You can save fare queries but alerts are limited to Seats, Awards and Fare bucket availability. No alerts for fares basis

Originally Posted by IsaacTM
I booked a flight to LAX through Delta's site and it went through fine. I got a confirmation email, which I can still look up on Delta's site too. So I think I'm good, except...the charges have disappeared from my bank account. I was charged for two flights yesterday when this happened and now they aren't there. No refund or anything, they've just disappeared. What does that mean?

(I created an account after booking my flight and then reading the ABC piece on the mistake. They mentioned this place so I thought I'd ask)
I know when I book on Other Airlines sometimes the pre-authorization disappears a day or 2 after booking and then a few days later the charge posts. I'm using a debit card and my holds are still showing from Delta. Do you have a ticket number when you log into Delta website? Ticket number starts with 006, If so do not worry you should be set
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 7:18 am
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Originally Posted by CDKing
I know when I book on Alaska Airlines sometimes the pre-authorization disappears a day or 2 after booking and then a few days later the charge posts. I'm using a debit card and my holds are still showing from Delta. Do you have a ticket number when you log into Delta website? Ticket number starts with 006
Yeah, I've got an 006 ticket number in the email and on the receipt, accessed through the Delta site. I also have a seat number for each flight. I guess I'll get charged in a couple days. Thanks for the reply!
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 7:19 am
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
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
Agree with most of your points, except these.

If you decide not to use your tickets, sure, #6 could be true. But as for paying for the ticket and somebody keeping your money without delivering the service -- not gonna happen.

And screen shots? I don't think I've ever taken screen shots of the myriad mistakes I've done. And it never mattered. I would put this in the category of looking at your school calendar or searching for F -- it might be nice, but it could jeopardize getting in on the deal. In the time it takes to properly document your purchase, you might be able to bang out another set of tickets! Speed and scale.
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 7:21 am
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Originally Posted by huntk
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.
That in and of itself should tell you something. It was dying, the fare was pulled.....the TA couldn't book the fare before it was pulled, the same way you couldn't. Is that long(way too long) email just a hail mary, or do you really think the owe you something?
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 7:22 am
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
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

Agreed very much so, funny dec 26 I just slept in, normally up at 8am EST.

My issue 3 prior flights, 1 I paid normal, 1 I got in a prior deal and 1 booked for me.

I just didnt book past april, oh well. The irony is that inter island travel in hawaii cost more than our flights
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 7:27 am
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Originally Posted by hobo13
If you decide not to use your tickets, sure, #6 could be true. But as for paying for the ticket and somebody keeping your money without delivering the service -- not gonna happen.
For those of us that bought on ebooking.com and didn't cancel the same-day (UK time), it looks as though we will be out the money. Sure we're 'deciding not to use the ticket' but most of us are used to 24-hr cancellation policies.
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 7:30 am
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Originally Posted by eman13
Agreed very much so, funny dec 26 I just slept in, normally up at 8am EST.

My issue 3 prior flights, 1 I paid normal, 1 I got in a prior deal and 1 booked for me.

I just didnt book past april, oh well. The irony is that inter island travel in hawaii cost more than our flights
Apply for any number of credit cards that earn AA or UA miles, and inter island flights cost 5000 miles one way plus $2.50. Much more on that in the credit card forums, but one card can get you 10 or 12 one-way inter island tickets.
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 7:35 am
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Originally Posted by BBPlaya13
For those of us that bought on ebooking.com and didn't cancel the same-day (UK time), it looks as though we will be out the money. Sure we're 'deciding not to use the ticket' but most of us are used to 24-hr cancellation policies.
That's your choice for not using your ticket, as I stated in my post. To me, 'losing money' refers to somebody charging my credit card and then not delivering the the agreed-upon product or service. And that's not going to happen with one of these, and it is unlikely to ever happen thanks to your credit card.

Ironically, in the world of mistake fares, I'm usually far more worried about getting the OTA to TAKE my money than to GIVE it back, LOL!
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Old Dec 27, 2013, 7:35 am
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Originally Posted by BBPlaya13
For those of us that bought on ebooking.com and didn't cancel the same-day (UK time), it looks as though we will be out the money. Sure we're 'deciding not to use the ticket' but most of us are used to 24-hr cancellation policies.
At the heat of the moment I booked 3 tickets PHL-HNL and when the announcement came that Delta will honor these, I called ebookers and cancelled one of my 2 total reservations. They said that they don't follow US Rules for 24hr cancellation and told me 25 GBP charge per ticket. I was like whatever given the prices and told them to cancel it.

Before hanging up I made a point that I booked another date for the same sector and they said they'll refund in full since I booked again with them. I can see both the existing and cancelled reservations have been ticketed by DL. The problem is that I don't see a charge or credit or anything of that sort on my AMEX card.

Hopefully fares will be honored. But I made a point to cancel befor their self imposed 11pm UK local time which to me is surprise. Call center was outsourced to India or somewhere. Good luck and fight with them and they'll maybe waive it if you have multiple reservations.
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