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US Airlines And Dirt Cheap Last Minute Fares!  
User currently offlineJgold47 From Djibouti, joined Mar 2005, 95 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3366 times:

Do US airlines still offer dirt cheap last minute fares? I need to fly to denver tomorrow for a friends birthday and with the holiday and all I figured travel wouldnt be that bad, but the fares are still really high!

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User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 7874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3331 times:

I think you're thinking of the old stand-by fares which haven't existed since the 80's IIRC. Last minute fares are almost always the most expensive you can buy.

One exception is the "surplus" seats that are sold via the web for each upcoming weekend. Those are posted on Tuesdays or Wednesdays if I'm not mistaken but the choice of destinations is very limited. I still get the emails every week so those still exist.


User currently offlineJgold47 From Djibouti, joined Mar 2005, 95 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3290 times:

Tuesday or Wednesday...so no 'day before' 200$ coast to coast seat  Smile

User currently offlineRjnut From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3224 times:

load factors are at such a rate..i doubt you will seen anything of the sort for the summer season!

User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1061 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3188 times:

Does FL still have the student stand-by fares?

User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7737 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3171 times:

Quoting Jgold47 (Thread starter):
I need to fly to denver tomorrow for a friends birthday and with the holiday and all I figured travel wouldnt be that bad, but the fares are still really high!

Its the 4th of July weekend, a major summer holiday. And a big travel holiday. You are pretty much SOL when it comes to a last minute deal. But most airlines have email services with cheapie, last minute, weekend fares. They are city pair specific though.



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User currently offlineAntoniemey From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1531 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3138 times:

Quoting Jgold47 (Reply 2):
Tuesday or Wednesday...so no 'day before' 200$ coast to coast seat

I'd suggest trying the Low Fare Carriers... you might find something you can live with.

Not sure where you are, but picking a random city in WN's network (CLE in this case) to Denver on tomorrow's date and back on the 2nd of July I found a fare of $299. Only problem was, most of the flights were sold out.

Good Luck.



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User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1061 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3093 times:

Quoting COEWRNJ (Reply 4):
Does FL still have the student stand-by fares?

So I answered my own question. FL does have a program called X-Fares. You need to be between 18 and 22 years of age. Heres the link if anyone is interested.

http://www.xfares.com/xfares_standby_program.aspx


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