You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #41: It's a crap shoot. [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
AirmensMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 08:12 AM
Response to Original message
41. It's a crap shoot.
We had to buy a ticket for a quick trip a few months ago. We assumed it would cost a fortune to book a round trip flight for the next day, with the returning flight on that same day. They usually tell you that overnight or weekend stays will buy a cheaper ticket, as will booking the flight at least 2 weeks in advance.

Well, this was the cheapest round trip ticket I have ever seen going out of this very small airport. Of course, someone else was reimbursing us for the flight. We would never get such a rate if we had to pay for it ourselves. The online travel reservation site (Expedia, Travelocity ... can't remember) didn't know that, so it truly did seem to be a matter of luck.

Of course, it's fun when you're the one to get the cheap flight because you happened to say the right word at exactly the right moment. No fun at all when they take advantage of you just when you've lost a loved one and will pay just about anything to go to the funeral. Yep, we've been that route, too. Seems like they charge more when you tell them you need a "bereavement rate."


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC