Starrion From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1144 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2160 times:
I've done this and the one term that describes it is BOHICA. The technical term is full-fare walk-up. I haven't seen any "doors closing 80% off" fares. But I did pay $1800 USD for a BOS-ATL flight on Delta about 4 years ago.
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3786 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2141 times:
Well fantastic fares unlikely since they appeal to the last minute business traveller.
A friend of the family was a quite regular commuter to JFK from LHR (working with MoD) and he often didn't know whether he was travelling until he went into work. He'd have to bring his passport with him everywhere and quite often would turn up at the airport and buy a walk up Concorde fare, something like £8200 and would then return on BA004 in the late evening.
"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
Geoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2122 times:
You'd think they'd sell last minute tickets at rock bottom prices, just to get some revenue for seats otherwise unsold. However, there are the likes of people who need a last minute flight and will pay anything just to get on board.
Take my brother for instance. Flew Manchester/Liverpool (can't remember which) to Dublin for a tenner return. Missed his return flight but absolutely had to get back on the next flight. Fare? £250 for a half hour hop across the water.