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User currently offlineNyd686 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 16 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

Do WN Ding! Fares have anything to do with how well a certain route is performing for them? I was wondering if bookings are low for a certain route, is that when WN puts that route up on Ding?

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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5694 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

My Guess is yes, however I have seen DING fares for 34 one way STL-PHX, and PHX is one of the top markets for SWA at STL with 6 daily. So It might be just random cities at random prices.

DING used to be quite cheap, but they have gone up quite a bit, but you can still find some nice surprises.

Alex



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User currently offlineStl1326 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 496 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1467 times:

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 1):
My Guess is yes, however I have seen DING fares for 34 one way STL-PHX, and PHX is one of the top markets for SWA at STL with 6 daily. So It might be just random cities at random prices.

I saw that as well, but I played around with the dates because my parents were wanting to go to PHX. There was lonly two or three days where they were offering that fare. So my guess is that the ding fares are for days/routes that arem't filling up. So they lower the fares to create more demand on routes that seats would otherwise go out empty but who knows.


User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1450 times:

Quoting Stl1326 (Reply 2):
There was lonly two or three days where they were offering that fare. So my guess is that the ding fares are for days/routes that arem't filling up. So they lower the fares to create more demand on routes that seats would otherwise go out empty but who knows.

Just about every airline does this. When a particular flight isn't selling, they lower the price until it starts filling up.


User currently offlineBlsbls99 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

I've noticed as of late that there are certain days of the week when the Ding Fare is available, as opposed to 7 days a week (for instance, travel Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays only). I've also noticed that the pricing listed may have a range, as opposed to just one price.
It would be very logical and revenue practical that certain city pairs are put on DING to drive more demand by price level. It's interesting that SWA can also now do this by day of the week of travel.



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