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US Selling $2+ Tax To/fro AVL, HHH, ART, LEB  
User currently offlineAvek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4346 posts, RR: 19
Posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3662 times:

US is currently offering tickets to/from AVL, HHH, ART, and LEB for many points in the USA with a base fare of $2, plus taxes (total comes to approx. $40). Fare seems valid for travel at least through the next month or so, and is available through both travelocity and usairways.com.

[Edited 2005-04-16 20:22:03]


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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3626 times:

Is this a mistake of some sort Avek? I mean LEB-LAX for $2 (if avail) is ridiculous!


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User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3803 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3611 times:

Unless US has worked out some deal with Travelocity for the latter to absorb the per ticket GDS fee, US will be paying travelers who ticket this fare to use their service. ...talk about buying load factors and market share at any price -- in the most literal sense!

User currently offlineAvek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4346 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3589 times:

Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 1):
Is this a mistake of some sort Avek?

No clue - it's been available for over 8 hours now, so...



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8894 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3542 times:

I'm seeing the fares out of LEB, but I'm not being able to get any availability...

Too bad it's not MHT...I'd do a few mileage runs to get back to Silver...would only be about $300, which is really good for elite status...heck, if I were motivated, $1000 or so for Chairman's (not that I'd ever use it).

Jeff


User currently offlineUALFAson From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 700 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3538 times:

Just tried calling US Airways reservations after not being able to book the fare online.

B*tchy res. agent who answered the phone (and, granted, has probably been answering this question all morning) said "someone" loaded the fare by mistake but it's been zeroed out and no tickets were ever sold at that price.

A fun thought while it lasted...



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User currently offlineAvek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4346 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3490 times:

Quoting UALFAson (Reply 5):
B*tchy res. agent who answered the phone (and, granted, has probably been answering this question all morning) said "someone" loaded the fare by mistake but it's been zeroed out and no tickets were ever sold at that price

She's lying on the no tickets were sold part - based off of a thread at Flyertalk.com, and nonscientific empirical load observations, US has sold hundreds if not thousands of these tickets since at least 5am EST today.



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User currently offlineAvek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4346 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3490 times:

Tickets are still being sold at this fare, BTW.


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User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3363 times:

... and they are coming back unconfirmed ......

We tried this earlier on our GDS and if you IR the record a few times, they come back "UC" status instead of HK.

don't trust travelocity bookings till you get ticket numbers.

-n


User currently offlineMiguel0881 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3278 times:

I booked on Orbitz around 6 CDT and got ticket numbers confirmed by e-mail within 15 minutes...$37 r/t BNA-ART.

User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3335 posts, RR: 27
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3263 times:
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a lot of people on Flyer Talk snatched up these deals! These fares have been like this for the last 19 hours...

JST is one of them where you can get good deals..



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User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3124 times:

Quoting SegmentKing (Reply 8):
don't trust travelocity bookings till you get ticket numbers.

I don’t trust any tickets until I am buckled into a seat and the plane is taxing down the runway.

Some mileage runners got some killer deals here.


User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3027 times:

in regards to fares being loaded wrong, it takes up to 4 hours after the update to ATPCO to cross over to all GDS's... while we (at USX) couldn't book these tickets, you could possibly still get these on other systems...

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3004 times:
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Its obvious US are GETTING DESPERATE. Does this mean that the end of US will be sooner then expected?

User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3001 times:

Quoting SegmentKing (Reply 12):
Its obvious US are GETTING DESPERATE. Does this mean that the end of US will be sooner then expected?

Actually, it means somebody made a mistake.

-SOAC



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User currently offlineJamake1 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1005 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2991 times:

I just tried booking SFO-LEB on Orbitz and had gone through all of the steps including seat selection and credit card number and when I hit the last button it came back and said the fare had gone up. It started at $225.00 r/t and by the time I had jumped to the last step, it was $819.00. I guess I wasn't meant to go to Lebanon, NH over July 4 weekend. I was happy with a $225.00 r/t fare. Oh well.


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User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2817 times:

Eh... sonofacaptain, looks like you clicked the wrong person to quote and then put in the quote :P :P

I'd *NEVER* call an airline despirate *grin*

-n


User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2674 times:

Quoting SegmentKing (Reply 16):
Eh... sonofacaptain, looks like you clicked the wrong person to quote and then put in the quote :P :P

I'd *NEVER* call an airline despirate *grin*

Whoa, just now noticed that. That's freaky, because I know I didn't click your reply. Sorry about that.

-SOAC



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User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2624 times:

We got a memo today that USAir will not be honoring these tickets.... not sure how they plan on enforcing this... but if anyone did book this, I'd call to reconfirm!

-n


User currently offlineRichardnhsv From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 473 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2551 times:

This fare was loaded into the system by mistake and has since been removed. From what I understand, the fare was loaded but not the inventory to back it up.


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User currently offlineAvek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4346 posts, RR: 19
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

Quoting Richardnhsv (Reply 19):
From what I understand, the fare was loaded but not the inventory to back it up.

US has sold *thousands* of these tickets according to US personnel in the know - in fact, an associate of mine is flying on a $2 ART ticket as we speak, and he bought 5 more at the time he purchased this trip.



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User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

After all, US is going to honor the tickets. I assume any reservation with a 24-hour time limited ticketing hold will not be honored at that fare.

Following is a link to today’s article in the Charlotte Observer. Site requires http://www.bugmenot.com

Avid fare-watchers say errors in ticket prices occur several times a year.

People often find the glitches by using a feature on travel site Travelocity.com known as a "dream map," which allows users to see where they can fly from a given city and at what fare.

Other readers of FlyerTalk posted their successes, including a Jacksonville, Fla., traveler who bought seven tickets to Lebanon for $269 over the July Fourth weekend for a Maine family vacation.


http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlotte/living/travel/11421669.htm


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13518 posts, RR: 62
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1915 times:
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a lot of people on Flyer Talk snatched up these deals!

Ironically these freeloaders are the same people who whine that the airlines take away frills due to heavy losses....  sarcastic 



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7511 posts, RR: 24
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1533 times:

According to the article below, US will honor the tickets that were purchased; there was indeed a problem on their end.

http://cbsnewyork.com/finance/finance_story_108114716.html

Since the reason for the snafu was due to a computer glitch, my question would be, "What was the original or intended fares supposed to be... $200?"

Man, talk about the Ultimate GoFares.  Silly



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