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User currently offlineanyong From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 57 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2757 times:

I recently saw a KLM fare from LAX-IST for $463. However my loyalty lies to a Star Alliance carrier. Will some Star carrier eventually match this price, or should I start building my never expiring Delta miles?

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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17051 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2753 times:

For what dates did you find that fare?


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User currently offlineFlyingHollander From Netherlands, joined Jul 2011, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2692 times:

Quoting anyong (Thread starter):
I recently saw a KLM fare from LAX-IST for $463.

Did you find that recently on skyscanner.net? I believe they are having some problems, I was finding PHX-AMS fares (showing as KLM, obviously Delta) for $600 even though the prices have been $1000+ lately. When you're redirected to klm.com, however, you see the actual price...



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User currently offlineCoachClass From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2682 times:

The fare probably is a consolidator's and if so, probably no FF miles. I assume it was one way.

User currently offlineanyong From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2647 times:

It was on Kayak. The travel dates were from 11/14-11/20, however I checked again and it was around $800, which United had matched. I should have pounced on that KLM fare.

User currently offlineFlyingHollander From Netherlands, joined Jul 2011, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2620 times:

It wouldn't surprise me if it was something similar as to what I saw on skyscanner, I asked them what was going on and they replied the following:

The prices we show on Skyscanner for KLM are supplied by their systems. On Sunday, we found a problem with the prices they were supplying, which didn’t include a mandatory fuel surcharge. As soon as we realised this issue, we removed their prices from Skyscanner until this could be fixed to try and minimise the impact on our users. Unfortunately, it seems that you were one of a number of users who saw the incorrect prices before we were able to remove them.



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User currently offlineanyong From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

Interesting. It must have been a total system failure for KLM considering that I also saw LAX-LHR at $511 r/t. If and when airlines makes mistakes, can a customer take advantage of the unusually low fare?

User currently offlineFlyingHollander From Netherlands, joined Jul 2011, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2514 times:

Quoting anyong (Reply 6):
can a customer take advantage of the unusually low fare?

I wasn't allowed.



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