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User currently offlineAirMatt From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 90 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2739 times:

Just booked a flight on aa.com and a when I selected the hold option I was given two choices.

- Hold for 24 hours (no fee)

- Hold for 7 days ($5.00 fee)

Interesting new way to generate more revenue.

Matt

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User currently offlinelaxboeingman From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 532 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2732 times:

That is good, especially because prices are so volatile. CO does something like this, but you have to pay for both long and short term holds, and I expect AA to eventually do the same thing. This is a good concept for the airlines because I do not believe it will cost them anything in the long run.

However, it does suck that the airlines now have more fees. I wonder what the next will be?

Thank you for all comments/answers,

laxboeingman



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User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2690 times:

That sucks, but at least they offer a hold. I couldn't find a hold feature on .bomb when I was trying to book a reward ticket.


PHX based
User currently offlineAirMatt From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2690 times:

AA has always had the option to hold a reservation for 24 hours at no cost. That's one of the things I like most about aa.com.

I hope they don't start charging for the 24 hour hold. That wouldn't be good!

Matt


User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2632 times:

Quoting 777STL (Reply 2):
AA has always had the option to hold a reservation for 24 hours at no cost. That's one of the things I like most about aa.com.

Yes, I realize that. It used to be longer than 24 hours previously as well, several years ago.



PHX based
User currently offlinemah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32211 posts, RR: 72
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2491 times:

Quoting 777STL (Reply 4):
Quoting 777STL (Reply 2):
AA has always had the option to hold a reservation for 24 hours at no cost. That's one of the things I like most about aa.com.

Yes, I realize that. It used to be longer than 24 hours previously as well, several years ago.


It still is. You can hold until midnight the next day in your time zone. So a reservation put on hold at 12:01am is on hold for 47 hours, 59 minutes.



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User currently offlineIslandRob From US Virgin Islands, joined Apr 2011, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2395 times:

Would be nice if AA waived the $5 extended hold fee in the event you actually did book the ticket.


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User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2985 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

KL also have a hold option, a 1-time fee of GBP15 or EUR15 to hold for 14 days. A no-fee 24h hold would be good of course as well!

signol



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