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It does change. Airlines sell tickets in blocks, so lets say one block cost $300 per ticket and next block is $400 per ticket. Assume you want to buy 2 ticket but there is only one left in $300 block then you will be paying a total of $700 as the second one will be priced at $400 - meaning $350 per ticket!


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There are unusual in the West, but there are some airlines that offer cheaper seats when booking for multiple people. In particular, Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific both offer "GV2" and "GV4" fares, available only to groups of 2 or 4 passengers respectively. For example, in this randomly Googled travel agent page, the single passenger price for a ...


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My experience confirms Flimzy answer, so I won't repeat that. I would like to add a suggestion to get a cheaper price per person: when such situations arise just buy tickets separately and then share the total equally between each person. Try to find out which is the number of available tickets at the lowest fare and buy them in one transaction, then buy ...


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The main case where the price-per-person will be different when searching for more than one person is when there is only one seat left at the cheapest fare. In such a case, the search engine (or at least every one I've ever seen) will search for the cheapest fare where all passengers can travel at the same fare. That might mean bumping all passengers to ...


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I am happy to report that Emirates has provided us (Vayama) with authorization to honor ALL bookings that were impacted by this situation at the original fare quoted. We are currently in the process of contacting all impacted customers by phone or email to advise them. If any of you on this OP were impacted, please give Vayama Customer Support a call at ...


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There is not such "rule" in the airline industry. It really depends of the airline's policy and the destination flights. Other than that, weekdays are usually busier as more people fly and there's always a huge demand for tickets. Less travelers decide to buy last minute ticket during the weekends, for example. The airfare goes down during the weekends to ...


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You asked Why should the airline care if I depart on Tuesday and return Thursday of the same week, or the next week? and you answered: because business travelers will pay more. That's all there is to it. It's called price discrimination and it's practiced by just about any business that can get away with it -- all the more so in competitive ...


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When I understand correctly, what happened was the following: You ordered simultaneously via different agents multiple seats on the same aircraft. For sake of example, let's say you ordered 5. But there were only four seats of that fare class available. And vayama was the laziest of your agents, and now you blame vayama for not getting you a cheap seat. But ...


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One major drawback with using third party booking websites (especially for air) is that there is a time lag between when they queried the airline reservation system and when your booking request is submitted. During this time lag, the seat could be sold, the airline could load new fares, etc. When you search for fares, the airline systems return what is ...


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Vayama is part of a big group of interlinked international travel companies, mainly based in the Netherlands In America they trade as vayama, but from the about us page of there website it is a brand name for Travix international, part of another bigger group. Bcd international http://www.vayama.com/aboutus?s=307570705 However the usa part of the ...


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According to cheapair.com, the price starts to skyrocket 30 days before the departure date. Quoting it, [Within 29 days] the increase began to accelerate and once you were within 14 days the fares really shot up dramatically. Their graph:


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As a whole airfares do not increase, rather available fare classes sell out or become invalid. On average, a economy section can have 4 to 8 fare classes available, with a limited number of spaces available in each class. As the cheaper spaces get sold, then the reservation system shows the next higher fare that is still available. In years past, a fair ...


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I am afraid the answer is going to be “it depends”. With low cost airlines at least, the increase is gradual and it's not uncommon to see markedly lower prices for flights at inconvenient times. So a ticket on such a flight might still be available at a given price a week out whereas similar tickets for a more attractive flight on the same day disappeared a ...


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Prices are based on available seats within each fare class (and economy cabins can have numerous different fare classes or fare buckets in industry parlance). The fact that you found a lower fare closer to departure simply means that on that flight there are still cheaper seats available. Airlines start with X seats in a fare class, when those seats sell ...


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In general the age you are when you fly is what counts AND that is both directions. As an example, if you are looking at a youth rate, the airline will look at your age on both legs and the fare will be based on the higher rate. ie if you fly out under a youth rate, but have a birthday and return as an "adult", then the entire airfare will be based on ...


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I suspect that your age on the date of departure is the significant factor. If your birthday is in the middle of the trip, it might be possible to purchase a ticket where the outbound leg is booked under your current age and the return leg is booked under your new age. If that is not possible then the entire ticket will probably booked based on your age at ...



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