Dismiss Notice
SDN members see fewer ads and full resolution images. Join our non-profit community!

Airplane prices change over the span of 3 days!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Mr. H, Aug 20, 2002.

  1. Mr. H

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2001
    Messages:
    652
    Likes Received:
    0
    Listen to this crap, I was looking on Expedia maybe 3 or 4 days ago and the price of a ticket from o'hare to nashville was 75$!
    Now, I'm finally ready to buy it and the price is 154!
    what kind of BuLL s*** is that?

    arghh!!
     
  2. Thread continues after this sponsor message. SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. DW

    DW Fix me some sandwiches
    Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2002
    Messages:
    4,372
    Likes Received:
    5
    Status:
    Medical Student
    please, make a connection to what this has to do with pre allo. Are you interviewing at Vandy? are you visiting the Grand Ole Opry?
     
  4. kaos

    kaos Web Crawler

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2002
    Messages:
    4,173
    Likes Received:
    5
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    REALLY?? +pissed+
     
  5. Mr. H

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2001
    Messages:
    652
    Likes Received:
    0
    The connection is that people have to interview to get into medical school, therefore it's directly related to Pre-Allo.

    So if anyone has any fligh tips or whatever then holla
     
  6. Tweetie_bird

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2001
    Messages:
    2,193
    Likes Received:
    2
    3 days???? hah!! Try ONE DAY. I had that happen to me. :(
     
  7. tBw

    tBw totally deluded

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2001
    Messages:
    5,442
    Likes Received:
    16
    Maybe it's because I still have the MCAT echoing in my mind but this just sounds like a Verbal section question to me

    "The Authors main point is that:

    a) Airline tickets go up and down like airplanes
    b) He should have bought the ticket 3 days ago
    c) It is not good to travel to Nashville
    d) The price of Ham in Czechoslovakia just went up 5c.

    (Correct answer - d - repercussions in the world economy)
     
  8. GATC

    GATC Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2002
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    0
    Try this....I had a reservation, and they still did not honor the price. It changed within a 24 hour period from 198 to 554.
     
  9. Mr. H

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2001
    Messages:
    652
    Likes Received:
    0
    do you think I should wait for the price to go down? Or is it just going to stay at this price, what if it goes up!?!
     
  10. lola

    lola Bovine Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2002
    Messages:
    3,848
    Likes Received:
    3
    prices change like this often. $74 seems REALLY cheap, though, so don't be surprised if you can't find it again :( i usually find the best deals through orbitz but not always.
     
  11. GATC

    GATC Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2002
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dude buy the ticket now...154 is not bad at all.
     
  12. Diogenes

    Diogenes Succat

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2002
    Messages:
    2,829
    Likes Received:
    5
    A lot of ticket prices are dependent on how far in advance you buy them -- one week, two weeks, on month, etc. Therefore it is not suprising that the prices change in the span of one day.

    On one of my interview trips, I was flying Southwest, and the first leg of the trip cost more than the return trip (even though they were 24 hours apart) because I was right at the one-week boundary when I bought the ticket.
     
  13. bailey39

    bailey39 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Medical Student
    I can't believe people are complaining about tickets under 200! I'm just laughing because it's cheaper for me to fly to Nashville from London or Paris than anywhere within 300 miles of where I live in the US:) That is unless it's ski season and we get seasonal flights into the airports about an hour away!
     
  14. Random Access

    Random Access 1K Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    1,302
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yep. Had a flight go from $220 to $420. That sucked...And it was to fly home for Thanksgiving too, so it's not like I had an option to fly a different time.

    -RA
     
  15. Doctora Foxy

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2002
    Messages:
    5,368
    Likes Received:
    2
    Status:
    Medical Student
    This happened to me all throughout the interview process. Don't procrastinate. As soon as you decide when you're going, BOOK the ticket! Orbitz usually has the best flights, but they go fast so hurry. :)

    Booking interviews one after another does not always save money either......for example, I had to fly from Boston to Vermont to Chicago to Boston, and it cost me $600 b/c I waited until the last minute to buy tickets.

    Take the $154..it's cheap enough. :)
     
  16. Thread continues after this sponsor message. SDN Members do not see this ad.

  17. athena21

    athena21 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2002
    Messages:
    456
    Likes Received:
    0
    found an awesome fair yesterday--went to buy it today and it was gone! i call up the airline and the guy said, sorry, that fair expired 11 minutes ago and i can't give it to you...he coulda done an override, but didn't :(...i guess that'll teach me...
     
  18. athena21

    athena21 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2002
    Messages:
    456
    Likes Received:
    0
    there's a $78 webfare on orbitz right now from chicago to nashville...good luck!
     

Share This Page