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international flight bidding?


isis1405
By isis1405,
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I AM THINKING ABOUT PURCHASING AIRLINE TICKETS FROM PRICELINE FROM DC TO CAIRO, IS THERE ANY SUGGESTIONS? I HAVE USED PRICELINE BEFORE FOR HOTELS BUT NEVER FOR AIRLINE TICKETS. I AM A LITTLE HESITANT ABOUT THIS. DOES PRICELINE HAVE MORE THAN 1 STOPOVER FOR INT'L? AND MY LAST QUESTION IS WHAT IF I WANTED TO CHANGE THE RETURN DATE, WOULD I BE ABLE TO DO THAT? THANKS

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You can't change the return date.

Priceline gives you the option of choosing how many connections you want, so you won't get more than you are willing to accept.

I think most people would suggest you look hard to find a ticket with a consolidator who specializes in Middle Eastern travel first, because many of the best deals for this area are not necessarily available online. Then once you find a price to compare with, you could try Priceline.

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isis1405, welcome to BetterBidding!

Best advice is to do your research first to find out the non-Priceline cost to make sure you don't over-bid. Also, know how much taxes and fees are on your route, as that amount will be added to your bid and can be well in excess of $100 (another way of accidentally overbidding). Also, don't forget to check the website of non-US based airlines.

You won't be able to change your depature date once your purchase has been made.

PS- please don't type in all CAPS as it makes your post more difficult to read

Please use this HOTWIRE and these PRICELINE LINKS: HOTELS, CAR RENTALS, and AIRFARE to begin your travel purchases

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thank u very much for your helpful replys. I have found out that i can purchase the tickets from a travel agent for around 800 bucks, which is a pretty good rate, however i dont know if i can get them cheaper at priceline. The max price i think i would bid on at priceline is $650. Do u think it would be a smart idea to use priceline to save $150?

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Have you found out the fees and taxes that are imposed by the airlines? (i'm not refering to Priceline's fee). I think that a $650 bid will likely bring you very close to the $800 ticket you have after you add taxes and fees onto your bid amount.

I won't usually use Priceline or Hotwire for airfare, but many people do everyday. I think the only time i would consider it would be for a very common itinerary like NYC>>LAX or NYC>>ORD and the savings would need to be significant enough for me to give up flight time selection.

Please use this HOTWIRE and these PRICELINE LINKS: HOTELS, CAR RENTALS, and AIRFARE to begin your travel purchases

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