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You know, when Orbitz and Kayak.com have been unable or unwilling to show me accurate airfares for the past three or more years, I have trouble seeing healthcare.gov as a particular failing of the federal government.

Seriously, they'll show me a $1500 fare, then when I try to buy it it's evaporated and replaced with a $2500 one. But when I search again? The $1500 is *still there*. And this has been going on since at least late 2010.

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harimad
Nov. 19th, 2013 06:43 pm (UTC)
Most (all?) airlines advertise that they'll match non-bid-sites online prices. So if you see $1500 on Orbitz, American should match it.

Also, the compiler sites rarely have cheaper fares than the airlines' own sites. And if the airline is pulling the same nonsense, you can call reservations and get the good price. It takes some persistence - and sometimes the threat of legal action - but it can be done. BTDT, have the boarding pass to prove it.
mindstalk
Nov. 19th, 2013 06:49 pm (UTC)
I try to buy and it says "this fare is no longer available", does that count for matching?
harimad
Nov. 20th, 2013 12:16 pm (UTC)
It does if the same fare pops up again when you revisit the site. It probably does if you just see it.

If you're feeling a bit more energetic, this situation is highly suitable for a complain to the FCC.
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