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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4520 on: July 31, 2023, 08:45:13 PM »
When did domestic one way tickets go back to being more expensive than roundtrip? I thought they did away with that several years ago... I just was booking one way from CLE to EWR on United and the one way price was $414, but if I added a return in august the price dropped to $283.   This scenario repeated itself multiple times in the past two weeks.
Did adding the Return drop the whole thing / open up to Basic Economy?
And only regular Economy available on the one way price?

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4521 on: August 01, 2023, 09:04:18 AM »
Swiss air booked J on AC , can't add seat on swiss website called in and they said they can't either it has to be done at the airport. I want the 2 seat together anything else I can do to get seats together? Can't send them Twitter DM it comes up i need to be verified to be able to send them DM

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4522 on: August 01, 2023, 10:09:58 AM »
Swiss air booked J on AC , can't add seat on swiss website called in and they said they can't either it has to be done at the airport. I want the 2 seat together anything else I can do to get seats together? Can't send them Twitter DM it comes up i need to be verified to be able to send them DM
Common issue with swiss and seats
Recently had a family member that actually managed to buy a seat then they changed the flight time by 2 minutes and he lost the seats
Wouldn't let select again or buy new ones and assigned randomly in the air8
In the end after fighting they refunded what he paid for the seats

call them out on Twitter and they should be able to open the dm

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4523 on: August 01, 2023, 11:22:19 AM »
When did domestic one way tickets go back to being more expensive than roundtrip? I thought they did away with that several years ago... I just was booking one way from CLE to EWR on United and the one way price was $414, but if I added a return in august the price dropped to $283.   This scenario repeated itself multiple times in the past two weeks.

Did adding the Return drop the whole thing / open up to Basic Economy?
And only regular Economy available on the one way price?

Not just basic. Just checked. Regular economy with UA Domestic is now working similar to International.
Lower Fare Classes and Discounted pricing on round trips
(and I'm avoiding looking at Basic, although that may be available and cheaper too)

@Dan this can likely use a DDMS post if wasn't covered recently already.


Example CLE-EWR (UA342 8/2  - UA588 8/15).
RT prices T+K = $264.80.
OW prices outbound into E for $433.90 and return OW into K for $113.90 = $547.90


SFO-BWI (UA1722 8/10 - UA1387 9/18)
RT prices T+W = $588.80.
OW prices outbound into H for $453.90 and return OW into W for $318.90 = $772.80.

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4524 on: August 01, 2023, 01:09:34 PM »
Swiss air booked J on AC , can't add seat on swiss website called in and they said they can't either it has to be done at the airport. I want the 2 seat together anything else I can do to get seats together? Can't send them Twitter DM it comes up i need to be verified to be able to send them DM
I think you can dm them if you follow them, unless you don't want to follow them.
Or dm them on Instagram?

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4525 on: August 01, 2023, 02:42:45 PM »


Not just basic. Just checked. Regular economy with UA Domestic is now working similar to International.
Lower Fare Classes and Discounted pricing on round trips
(and I'm avoiding looking at Basic, although that may be available and cheaper too)

@Dan this can likely use a DDMS post if wasn't covered recently already.


Example CLE-EWR (UA342 8/2  - UA588 8/15).
RT prices T+K = $264.80.
OW prices outbound into E for $433.90 and return OW into K for $113.90 = $547.90


SFO-BWI (UA1722 8/10 - UA1387 9/18)
RT prices T+W = $588.80.
OW prices outbound into H for $453.90 and return OW into W for $318.90 = $772.80.

In the top example the fare class changes from E on the OW to T on the RT. That is prob the reason... This is still super weird

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4526 on: August 02, 2023, 07:42:16 AM »
Someone flying Wizair from TLV to Greece. Birthday was not put in correctly, is this something that needs to be corrected before flying?

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4527 on: August 02, 2023, 10:43:08 PM »
Is this only on UA or are other airlines following suit?

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4528 on: August 03, 2023, 05:17:51 PM »
Someone flying Wizair from TLV to Greece. Birthday was not put in correctly, is this something that needs to be corrected before flying?

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4529 on: August 13, 2023, 08:13:08 AM »
Anyone know what happened to the contact info thread? I can't find it for some reason (it should be stickied).

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4530 on: August 13, 2023, 09:23:11 AM »
Anyone know what happened to the contact info thread? I can't find it for some reason (it should be stickied).
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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4531 on: August 13, 2023, 11:01:14 AM »
Anyone know what happened to the contact info thread? I can't find it for some reason (it should be stickied).
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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4532 on: August 13, 2023, 11:50:15 AM »
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=31126.new;topicseen#new
Sorry, I left out a few words 😕. I meant the correct airline contact info thread

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4533 on: August 13, 2023, 12:13:12 PM »
Sorry, I left out a few words 😕. I meant the correct airline contact info thread
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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4535 on: August 28, 2023, 09:21:18 PM »
Travel agents of DDF (or anyone else who knows)...


I may be booking a group flight (10 or so people) and had a few questions


Least important, but is there a possibility of better pricing for group flight options?
How many are considered a group?
I know the names/DOB of most passengers, but there are some spots that will likely be filled last second. Can I book a group, and leave some passengers open ended?
What is the best way to go about booking?
TIA!
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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4536 on: August 28, 2023, 10:20:26 PM »
Travel agents of DDF (or anyone else who knows)...


I may be booking a group flight (10 or so people) and had a few questions


Least important, but is there a possibility of better pricing for group flight options?
How many are considered a group?
I know the names/DOB of most passengers, but there are some spots that will likely be filled last second. Can I book a group, and leave some passengers open ended?
What is the best way to go about booking?
TIA!
Yes itís possible for cheaper.
More then 9 on same flight is considered a group.
Depends on the group contract. Name changes are usually allowed until a certain time before travel.
If you know the exact flights and everything, and are okay with handling all the logistics yourself (instead of paying a travel agent), find the airlines group desk email / phone number online and reach out directly.

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4537 on: August 28, 2023, 10:24:47 PM »
Yes itís possible for cheaper.
More then 9 on same flight is considered a group.
Depends on the group contract. Name changes are usually allowed until a certain time before travel.
If you know the exact flights and everything, and are okay with handling all the logistics yourself (instead of paying a travel agent), find the airlines group desk email / phone number online and reach out directly.
You won't have an option for last minute name changes.

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4538 on: August 28, 2023, 10:31:52 PM »
You won't have an option for last minute name changes.
Depends on the airline and depends on how much last minute

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Re: Random Airline Questions.
« Reply #4539 on: August 28, 2023, 10:55:09 PM »
Thank you! Would this be the same for international and domestic? I'd be looking for domestic.
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