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KLM Introduces Taking An Option On Flight And Fare  
User currently offlinekl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5084 posts, RR: 12
Posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5666 times:

About time i would say, travelagents already offered this since the beginning, but the limit of 14 days surprises me.

Quote KLM.com:

By taking an option on a ticket, we save the ticket and fare for 14 days - depending on the departure date - for you. The price is guaranteed for that period. So you can decide about your purchase in your own time.

Taking an option does not oblige you to anything, and is available for almost all fare types.

Source:

http://www.klm.com/travel/nl_en/abou...ews/Take_an_option_on_a_flight.htm


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User currently offlineMPDPilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 986 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5573 times:

This is a great feature, I wish more airlines would do this. If you think about it, even if the person doesn't by the ticket if they put that fare back out for sale after 14 days it is almost sure to sell as it would likely be far less than other fares (assuming we are somewhat close to departure date).


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User currently offline9252fly From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5523 times:

Thought I saw another recent thread that may have been deleted suggesting CO were also offering the same thing.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-1...customers-pay-to-lock-in-fare.html


User currently offlinekl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5084 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5523 times:

Does anyone know what other airlines are doing this besides KLM and UA?


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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6109 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5406 times:

I booked an AF flight end of November and there was also this feature, I didn't remember it from my previous flight so it must have been new (maybe from the same date as KLM).

Quoting MPDPilot (Reply 1):
This is a great feature, I wish more airlines would do this. If you think about it, even if the person doesn't by the ticket if they put that fare back out for sale after 14 days it is almost sure to sell as it would likely be far less than other fares (assuming we are somewhat close to departure date).

Well, that doesn't make economic sense. Rather, the yield management system would adjust to a "cancellation" and that's all.



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User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1301 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5358 times:

I would be happier if KL introduces affordable one-way fares in stead of useless features like this.   


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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6109 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4859 times:

Yeah that could be nice too (for AF it's the same), when I bought my ticket I took a return flight with the intention of not using the return leg because of this. In the end I'll take the return, but that's because my brother can't afford the one way ticket in the other direction so he'll ride the car I was gonna use. I can understand a higher price for one way, but here the one way was three times the return, it doesn't make sense !


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User currently offlinekl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5084 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 4735 times:

Quoting BasilFawlty (Reply 5):
I would be happier if KL introduces affordable one-way fares in stead of useless features like this

So true! I almost never consider KLM for this reason alone. BA, SK, BD, MA and many others have oneway fare structures, why doesnt KLM?

Anyone with a list of EU airlines with oneway fares? Skip the LCC's they all have oneways.



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User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1553 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 4656 times:

I vaguely remember seeing a "hold" option with AA although I think that only lasts seventy-two hours.


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User currently offlinetsugambler From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 4464 times:

Quoting CXA330300 (Reply 8):
I vaguely remember seeing a "hold" option with AA although I think that only lasts seventy-two hours.

There is indeed a "hold" option on AA.com, although the hold is only 24 hours after midnight on the day you hold the ticket. I've used that option many times.


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