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    Re: United Airlines, Orbitz sue Skiplagged over layover price loophole

    Quote Originally Posted by prometeus View Post
    Indeed yet for some reason the airlines always cry, so maybe their practices are not that good after all. A practice based on gimmicks if not outright deception is hardly good even if legal.
    I do not think you can call it pricing on a gimmick to charge the price the market will bear. We call that capitalism, and it is a good thing.

    Yet for some crazy reason if you walk up to a copunter of any airline abnd book a flight no one shoves several pages in front of you to consider before buying the ticket.
    You can in fact get the rules at any ticket counter, or from the airlines website, or any of a number of other sources. If you do not read the rules you are agreeing to, the problem is with you.

    Yes that is what I am saying. If it was the so then the price would not vary so much.
    Care to show evidence to back that up?

    The great disparity in the prices of tickets on the same flights.
    That actually is not evidence. That is in fact barely coherent. Disparity of ticket prices compared to what? What are you claiming determines those ticket prices?
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    Re: United Airlines, Orbitz sue Skiplagged over layover price loophole

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You are not understanding the lawsuit nor the issues. What they are stating is the practice violates the airlines rules agreed upon when a person purchases a ticket, and which Orbitz and other travel agencies agree to uphold. Here are the rules: http://www.united.com/web/format/pdf...f_Carriage.pdf



    In other words, the lawsuit alleges that it helps people violate the rules they agree to when purchasing a ticket. I tend to suspect that UA and Orbitz will win based on that.
    Interesting point. That contract provision was not mentioned in the OP's article. However, it appears that website being sued only provides information and it is the individual passenger purchasing the ticket that violates the terms, so suing a website just for providing information seems unlikely to be successful.

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    Re: United Airlines, Orbitz sue Skiplagged over layover price loophole

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I do not think you can call it pricing on a gimmick to charge the price the market will bear.
    You do not seem to have the slightest clue on air fare pricing.

    We call that capitalism, and it is a good thing.
    No one has made any claims against capitalism.

    You can in fact get the rules at any ticket counter, or from the airlines website, or any of a number of other sources. If you do not read the rules you are agreeing to, the problem is with you.
    Again you seem oblivious on how contractual agreements work.

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    Re: United Airlines, Orbitz sue Skiplagged over layover price loophole

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It is capitalism. The larger the demand to fly to a city, the higher the cost to fly to that city.
    Their pricing system resembles voodoo more than it does capitalism.
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    Re: United Airlines, Orbitz sue Skiplagged over layover price loophole

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Their pricing system resembles voodoo more than it does capitalism.
    Maybe its voodoo economics.

    I have read that airlines run with a slim profit margin so its not surprising that they are fighting the dissemination of this information that exploits a loophole. When I get pissed off at an airline I try to remind myself that we get crummy service because most of us shop for plane tix by looking for the lowest price only.

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    Re: United Airlines, Orbitz sue Skiplagged over layover price loophole

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Maybe its voodoo economics.

    I have read that airlines run with a slim profit margin so its not surprising that they are fighting the dissemination of this information that exploits a loophole. When I get pissed off at an airline I try to remind myself that we get crummy service because most of us shop for plane tix by looking for the lowest price only.
    It's also part of the guy in the right seat of the regional connector flight makes about as much as the shift supervisor at McDonald's. Ponder that next time you climb on board!
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    Re: United Airlines, Orbitz sue Skiplagged over layover price loophole

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    There is a very good reason for that, the last seats bought on a flight are usually the most expensive, they are usually last minute business trips, etc. Also, If all the seats cost the same, and someone bought a ticket now when fuel is cheap, for a flight in 6 months and 6 months later, if fuel was much higher, both seats would cost the airline the same. The advent of revenue management systems on the airlines has been a lifesaver. If you want cheap seats, buy early or look for sales. Trust me, the loads on airlines are extremely high these days, I can only fly when there are empty seats....unless I actually buy a ticket...LOL
    A substantial portion of their profits come from add on fees- seat selection, changes in dates, baggage charges.
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