Google, Delta and moi

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  1. anileze

    anileze Gold Member

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    The following code/URL yealded -

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    https://www.google.com/flights/#search;f=JFK,EWR,LGA;t=CAI;d=2013-11-01;r=2013-11-10;sel=JFKMXP0DL160-MXPCAI1AZ882,CAIAMS0KL554-AMSJFK0KL641;a=DL
    a reasonable fare of $689

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    I went to check the same fare from delta.com - Same dates (sort by price) and I get a much higher fare at $871 in the booking class X


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    I went to check the farebasis on expertflyer - There are V fares that delta.com just will not display or let me book. What gives ?

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    The farebasis I am looking at is VLPR5US 60 day advance purchase. So now I am stumped. The only option for me is to call medallion hotline have them book, and then dispute the $25 book fees because I was not able to book it online ?

    Any suggestions on how to book by farebasis ?
     
  2. Wandering Aramean
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    Wandering Aramean Gold Member

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    It is entirely possible that the Google flights info is bad data based on cached fare info. Also, the itinerary involves several different carriers and most airlines don't price multi-carrier itineraries like that well on their own website, even when the partners involved are all in the alliance.

    Hipmunk has quite similar flights for $746 and it is bookable via Priceline: http://www.hipmunk.com/flights/NYC:...roup=1&selected_flights=52a174407a,191428f9e3.
     
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  3. KVS Tool

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    You would need to use an Agent or a TA:

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  4. anileze

    anileze Gold Member

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    Thanks, That I knew; so it becomes a question of calling the Medallion desk, and ask for a $25 waiver because it was not possible to book online ?
     
  5. KVS Tool

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    You can also try making a booking online (at a higher price) and then calling right away to change the flights to match ITA's itinerary (and pricing).

    In the worst case scenario, you will be able to cancel the booking completely under the 24-hour rule.
     
  6. anileze

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    I thought about it, so after you alerted me to the possibility, I went to matrix, and no, it's not cached. So, I guess I will bite the bullet and call the hotline.

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    Thanks for validating some of my doubts.
     
  7. Wandering Aramean
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    Just because it shows on ITA doesn't mean it isn't cached. That's the same data source used by Google Flights so no surprise that they are showing similar results. Also, that ITA output is different flights from what your initial link showed.

    Orbitz also uses ITA as their back-end and they show the $690ish fare on the initial search results but when you click through it reprices to the $750ish fare I linked to above. That is very much symptomatic of cached data in their systems which clears out when you actually finalize the booking.
     
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  8. KVS Tool

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    There is currently no V Class Availability on KL 6053:

    [KVS Availability Tool 7.2.3/Diamond - Availability/FS/US]
    Code:
    CAI  Cairo Intl EG [HECA]
    AMS  Amsterdam Schiphol NL [EHAM]
    JFK  New York John F Kennedy Intl NY US [KJFK]
    TUE  12 Nov 2013
    
    Carrier    Flight  From  Depart    To    Arrive    A/C  St  Availability
    ---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  --  --------------------------------------------------------------
    KL         554     CAI   04:10     AMS   08:00     772      J9 C9 D9 I9 Z9 O0 Y9 B9 M9 U? K9 H9 L9 Q9 T9 E0 N9 R9 V9 G0 X0
     -> KL/DL  6053    AMS   10:50     JFK   13:20     333      J9 C9 D9 I9 Z9 Y9 B9 M9 U? K0 H0 L0 Q0 T0 N0 R0 V0
    KL         554     CAI   04:10     AMS   08:00     772      J9 C9 D9 I9 Z9 O0 Y9 B9 M9 U? K9 H9 L9 Q9 T9 E0 N9 R9 V9 G0 X0
     -> KL     641     AMS   13:25     JFK   15:35     772      J9 C9 D9 I9 Z0 O0 Y9 B9 M9 U? K9 H9 L9 Q9 T9 E0 N9 R9 V9 G0 X0
    KL         554     CAI   04:10     AMS   08:00     772      J9 C9 D9 I9 Z9 O0 Y9 B9 M9 U? K9 H9 L9 Q9 T9 E0 N9 R9 V9 G0 X0
     -> KL     643     AMS   17:50     JFK   20:05     74E      J9 C9 D9 I9 Z0 O0 Y9 B9 M9 U? K9 H9 L9 Q9 T9 E0 N9 R9 V9 G0 X0
    
     
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  9. anileze

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    Thanks guys for clarifying the discrepancies.
     

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