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Priceline PYOP to Rome


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#1 brownkid6945

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:06 PM

I am trying to do Reno, Nevada to Rome, Italy March 29 and return on May 8.

What would be a good starting point as far as reducing the base price. I know they say to make a bid on the flight itself (without taxes and fees). Right now their lowest flight is about 1160. Going of that what percentage off that price should i begin my bid at. I was thinking 40% but I hear 60% off is a good place to start.

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#2 thereuare

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:24 PM

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What would your maximum bid for this flight be that would still make an opaque purchase worthwhile?

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#3 brownkid6945

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:45 PM

So this is the part I am confused with. Looking at prices right now for a US airways flights its says the flight costs $513 and taxes and fees are $659 for a total of 1172. When I go to the PYOP part its says to pick a price that is the flight and taxes and then it adds the fees. I was thinking of starting around $775 or maybe around 35% off. Would that be a good starting point?

I guess i wouldnt be comfortable going over $875 if i am going to lose control over picking airline, times, etc.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:27 AM

This will likely be a tough win given that the taxes/fees make up about half of the ticket price. Assuming taxes/fees are a constant at $659, your maximum bid of $875 only leaves about $200 as base fare for the airlines.

If you want to give it a try, you have an almost unlimited number of re-bid zones available, as per this Priceline Airfare Re-Bidding thread (in particular see the second post)

You can start at $600 and increase $25 per re-bid at the earlier bids and increase $10 per re-bid as you get closer to your maximum.

Any questions feel free to ask.

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Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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