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ual.com broken or all flights SFO-Boise really sold out for next week?

ual.com broken or all flights SFO-Boise really sold out for next week?

Old Mar 29, 12, 3:57 pm
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ual.com broken or all flights SFO-Boise really sold out for next week?

I'm trying to book a couple of tickets to Boise next week for a last minute ski trip, and according to ual.com there are no flights of any kind available from SFO to Boise SFO to Boise next week. This applies whether I look for revenue, saver, or standard award tickets, and in all classes of service. Since there are (I think) 4 nonstops a day between SFO and BOI, I have a hard time believing they are all sold out from Friday thru next Thursday (Monday 4/2 +/- 3 days).

Is there some huge event in Boise I wasn't aware of taking up all the flights, or is United having computer challenges of some sort?

any suggestions would be welcomed.
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Old Mar 29, 12, 4:11 pm
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It's possible that there is a huge event.

They are selling tickets on 4/3 for all of the non-stops, but they are quite proud of them. I'm seeing prices in the $600-$800 range. Not seeing anything for sale on 4/2
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Old Mar 29, 12, 4:11 pm
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Try again, it works for me.
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Old Mar 29, 12, 4:11 pm
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Sunday and monday are sold out.
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Old Mar 29, 12, 7:00 pm
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Old Mar 29, 12, 7:07 pm
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I think it's real load, although I really don't know why. My brother is coming to visit this weekend, and I currently have him on the 6:45AM flight on Monday. Since that's unbearably early, I was hoping to switch to something else (any of the 4 later flights in the current schedule), but it's been zeroed out for a few days, and very heavily loaded prior to zeroing.

I've seen this happen once or twice SFO-BOI over the last 4-5 years, not sure what drives it though, and to be fair this is for a longer duration than I remember.
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Old Mar 29, 12, 7:10 pm
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I believe schools in Boise are on spring break this week, thus people returning over the weekend into Monday.
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Old Mar 29, 12, 7:13 pm
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Originally Posted by ncorman View Post
I believe schools in Boise are on spring break this week, thus people returning over the weekend into Monday.
Yes, Boise is on spring break right now, but this is a much bigger spring break spike than I've seen in past years. Maybe an abnormally high number of people left town for break this time around?

I just looked, and there is decent inventory starting again on Tuesday, so maybe this is just spring break traffic. Sunday/Monday have been pretty full for at least 10-14 days now.
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Old Mar 29, 12, 7:14 pm
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Good Friday weekend too
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Old Mar 29, 12, 7:51 pm
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Originally Posted by BOISJC744 View Post
Yes, Boise is on spring break right now, but this is a much bigger spring break spike than I've seen in past years. Maybe an abnormally high number of people left town for break this time around?

I just looked, and there is decent inventory starting again on Tuesday, so maybe this is just spring break traffic. Sunday/Monday have been pretty full for at least 10-14 days now.
I didn't think of spring break but that makes sense. Oh well, guess I won't ski sun valley next week.

Thanks all,
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