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“Secret airfares” on Hopper app and elsewhere: miles? Elite perks?

“Secret airfares” on Hopper app and elsewhere: miles? Elite perks?

Old May 2, 18, 7:24 pm
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“Secret airfares” on Hopper app and elsewhere: miles? Elite perks?

How ‘Secret Fares’ Might Change the Way You Fly https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...he-way-you-fly

Article today in Bloomberg discusses “secret fares”. It sounds like these are like Priceline’s longstanding opaque fares. Unpublished and below airline own prices. I assume these don’t earn miles. Of course the article discusses then solely in the context of price and doesn’t mention how they afffect elite benefits and mileage earning. Any ideas here?

Launch airlines mentioned:
Air Canada
Air China
COPA
LATAM
Turkish
WestJet

​​​​​​​The main US domestic airlines are apparently considering this too...
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Old May 2, 18, 8:28 pm
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NYT article on the same topic:
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Old May 4, 18, 2:47 pm
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On AA/BA you tend to get miles on opaque fares booked through third party channels. Not sure about the others.
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Old May 4, 18, 6:24 pm
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Air Canada joins WestJet in severing ties over claim of 'secret fares'

Hopper wrong to imply Air Canada created an advantage for the app over its other partners: airline official



Air Canada said Friday it will join rival WestJet in severing its ties with Hopper Inc. after the mobile travel app's suggestion it has sole access to "secret fares" caused confusion in the travel industry.

Hopper landed in hot water with other travel groups that sell air fares, such as travel agents and aggregator sites, when the company suggested earlier this week that they were the only ones to have special fares — at up to a 35 per cent discount — and marketing them as "Secret Fares."
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Lol, bad marketing.
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