Cheap flights by waiting at the airport?
Replies: 24 - Last Post: Mar 31, 2012 7:01 PM Last Post By: byterbit
Aug 23, 2011 11:48 AM
Aug 23, 2011 11:53 AM
Aug 25, 2011 4:09 PM
17Also the practise of overbooking is far more common in the USA than anywhere else. Where you can benefit, is by being flexible and taking up the voucher offers that get offered to unload passengers.
I was offered a $400 voucher to offload on a flight from Dallas to Guatemala. Which would have been fine, but as an Australian a $400 voucher for an American airline isn't much use to me. In hindsight I guess I could have ebayed it for $300 :-)
Aug 28, 2011 12:42 AM
Many civilised parts opf the world still do not enforce draconian security.
In Australian domestic airports one does not need a boarding pass to go to the gate, and many countries are the same. International travel is a different ball game, but domestic airports in many places anyone can go in regardless of holding a boarding pass. In fact where I live I will often go to the domestic airport to go to the bar there or the food court as its sometimes close to where I am working. As long as you go through the security screen, anyone can go in.
Aug 28, 2011 4:03 AM
19Justin23 in #18, . . . Nope - you couldn't even e-bay your voucher as they are non-transferrable.
I once had a ticket from Anchorage Alaska to Seattle which I hawked in the Anchorage airport at half price, but that was years ago. No way you could do anything like that nowadays.
Aug 28, 2011 4:15 AM
20I have two sons who are about to WWOOF in New Zealand & are trying to find the best deals on airfare from Texas (Dallas) to CA, then Air New Zealand on. What are the best suggestions you guys have that could save them some money? Any special websites or should they go direct to the airline websites? Help!!! :)
Aug 28, 2011 4:26 AM
Aug 28, 2011 7:34 AM
22TexasChick, you will get the best response by posting your question as a new thread. When you make your new post, could you clarify something? Are they just looking to get from Texas to California because they have already bought the ANZ tickets (in which case, what Calif city?) or are they looking to price the whole trip?
Aug 30, 2011 4:07 PM
Mar 31, 2012 7:01 PM
24Yes. I just did it. Fall 2011; I jumped ship in the Windward Islands (drunk doctors on a sailboat, and I got off quick) got a flight to Puerto Rico and wanted to get back to NYC. Walked up and down airport lobby for two hours; $350, $320, etc. Getting late , most flights had left, was about to give up and find a hotel; with 10 minutes left this airline had a few seats open, and the ticket agent sold me one for $120.
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