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Airplane prices change over the span of 3 days!

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

  1. Mr. H

    Mr. H 7+ Year Member

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    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!!
     
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  3. DW

    DW Fix me some sandwiches Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    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 10+ Year Member

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    REALLY?? +pissed+
     
  5. Mr. H

    Mr. H 7+ Year Member

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    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

    Tweetie_bird 7+ Year Member

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    3 days???? hah!! Try ONE DAY. I had that happen to me. :(
     
  7. tBw

    tBw totally deluded 7+ Year Member

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    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 7+ Year Member

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    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

    Mr. H 7+ Year Member

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    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 7+ Year Member

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    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 7+ Year Member

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    Dude buy the ticket now...154 is not bad at all.
     
  12. Diogenes

    Diogenes Succat 7+ Year Member

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    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 7+ Year Member

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    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 7+ Year Member

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    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

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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    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. athena21

    athena21 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    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...
     
  17. athena21

    athena21 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    there's a $78 webfare on orbitz right now from chicago to nashville...good luck!
     

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