jgold47
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US Airlines And Dirt Cheap Last Minute Fares!

Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:17 pm

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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RE: US Airlines And Dirt Cheap Last Minute Fares!

Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:31 pm

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.
 
jgold47
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RE: US Airlines And Dirt Cheap Last Minute Fares!

Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:54 pm

Tuesday or Wednesday...so no 'day before' 200$ coast to coast seat  Smile
 
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RE: US Airlines And Dirt Cheap Last Minute Fares!

Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:53 pm

load factors are at such a rate..i doubt you will seen anything of the sort for the summer season!
 
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RE: US Airlines And Dirt Cheap Last Minute Fares!

Fri Jun 30, 2006 12:08 am

Does FL still have the student stand-by fares?
 
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RE: US Airlines And Dirt Cheap Last Minute Fares!

Fri Jun 30, 2006 12:13 am

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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RE: US Airlines And Dirt Cheap Last Minute Fares!

Fri Jun 30, 2006 12:24 am

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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RE: US Airlines And Dirt Cheap Last Minute Fares!

Fri Jun 30, 2006 12:48 am

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