"Low Fare Guarantee" - Any experience with this?

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  1. yaychemistry

    yaychemistry Silver Member

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    Anyone ever use this feature?
    http://www.united.com/page/article/0,6722,51216,00.html

    The same ticket is available on cheaptickets.com for nearly $200 less than what's showing at .bomb. The .bomb ticket is showing as an H fare, whereas the cheaptickets.com is showing the outbound on an H fare, where cheaptickets.com is showing a W fare (though this is not visible from the screenshot). Both returns are L fares. Would this make a difference?

    I should point out this is for travel on 6/3, which is 8 days from now... I'm not sure the exact fare rules for a W fare, but maybe .bomb and cheaptickets.com are interpreting the fare rules differently?
     
  2. yaychemistry

    yaychemistry Silver Member

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    Interestingly .bomb's own low-fare calendar is showing prices that are the same as cheaptickets and orbitz L and W fares (e.g. low-fare calendar shows $298 for one date, and Cheaptickets.com has a ticket on the same date for $298 + $40taxes). However, .bomb won't show the actual flight to book. Do you think I could call in to book instead? I was hoping to apply an e-cert.
     
  3. BurBunny
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    In that type scenario, usually you can call web support to find the fare and book it for you, using the ecert, without booking fees.
     
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  4. DeacFlyer1
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    Forgive my ignorance, but why the heck do you guys talk about ".bomb"? I'm assuming you're talking about United.com when you say ".bomb"...so why not just say "United.com"?
     
  5. yaychemistry

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    It's a habit I picked up from reading FT. To be honest, I'm not sure how it started, but with all of the bugs on the website it seemed like a fitting name.
     
  6. sfo1
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    Let''s hope all the bad habits from FT don't end up on Milepoint.:)
     
  7. yaychemistry

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    Once the websites merge, I'm sure we can come up with a new nickname :)
     

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