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Old June 14th, 2006, 12:51 AM posted to
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Default Cheap Seats Hours Before Takeoff?

"mysteryflyer" wrote:
Alan wrote:
Is there a whole website, or a section of a website, devoted to selling
vacant airplane seats at the last minute, say within the last 3 or 4
hours of takeoff time. I'm figuring that 4 hours before a flight takes
off airlines
might be willing to sell vacant seats at 1/2 or even 1/10 price since
get zero if the seat travels empty.

I think you figure wrong.

IMHO, airlines know that they can count on a certain volume of last-minute
or walk-up traffic, desperate enuff to pay retail. They only give price
earlier to get the plane full enuff that they won't lose their tails, and
the rest is
icing on the cake. =R=