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  • camel892 camel892 Dec 13, 2003 2:26 AM Flag

    I booked on Alaska Airlines

    Recently, I booked a flight on Alaska Airlines and it was $10.00 cheaper than booking the same flight through Expedia. This is not the same as comparing a hamburger to a steak, it's the same flight no matter who I buy it through.
    I'm not trashing Expedia or iaci for that matter. I always check several sites before I book a ticket-expedia,southwest airlines,travelocity, and most of all the airline I'm about to buy the ticket through.
    I have a very small put position in iaci-if I lose it, it's no big deal.

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    • Wal-Mart definitely doesn't always have the lowest prices, but they seem to be doing fairly well.

    • so what...u can buy a watch at Macy's, Target, or a website and get the best deal for the same product.

      Price can always be shopped. IACI is in the center of the action, and since they bulk purchase, they can twist prices depending upon their supply. Whether you or someone else buys,or does not purchase from them -- it is somewhat inconsequential to IACI as long as they sell or get rid of their supply of inventory. Airlines are getting wiser, and if you wait til last minute, sometimes u can catch them for a really good deal (as the plane is leaving with or without you). But u need lots of flexibility. Many travelrs are limited.

      • 1 Reply to tctopdog2002
      • Did you buy a hotel on Alaska Airlines' website?

        If so, you bought through IACI's WWTE service. Alaska, like United, Delta, American, Air France, Virgin Atlantic, AirTran, JetBlue, WestJet, Hawaiian Airlines, British Airways, and more use WWTE to power their hotel bookings.

        One other point bears mentioning -- if you are buying a hotel AND an airline ticket, Expedia has combined packages that often save money over the individual components. And packages are Expedia's fastest growing revenue source.

    • >>Recently, I booked a flight on Alaska Airlines and it was $10.00 cheaper than booking the same flight through Expedia. This is not the same as comparing a hamburger to a steak, it's the same flight no matter who I buy it through.
      I'm not trashing Expedia or iaci for that matter. I always check several sites before I book a ticket-expedia,southwest airlines,travelocity, and most of all the airline I'm about to buy the ticket through.
      I have a very small put position in iaci-if I lose it, it's no big deal. <<

      Personally, I bill my time @$150.00 per hour. If it takes more than 4 minutes to compare sites, make calls and book a flight to save $10.00 ...I'd be losing money. There is NO way in hell you can check all those sites in 4 minutes. Besides that, who needs the aggravation?

      • 1 Reply to kenwhit22
      • >Personally, I bill my time @$150.00 per hour. If it takes more than 4 minutes to compare sites, make calls and book a flight to save $10.00 ...I'd be losing money.<

        No you wouldn't. You overcharged yourself by $143. You belong at minimum wage at best, nitwhit.
        You're a cheap shot artist who contributes zero to the general enlightenment on this board.
        As for me, I should be out of here. I've covered my position and looking for greener pastures. This ponzi stock is overvalued at any price over 10. However, it can be good, but dangerous trading material short term in either direction.
        If the market remains positive for awhile, I'm looking for an upmove of at least 4 more points, near the top of the downward channel, before resuming the downtrend.

 
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