I’ve been thinking and that is usually a dangerous thing. But occasionally an idea strikes that can save us all a few bucks.
But we need the Geek Squad for this one. Come on you computer whizzes. Tell me if it will work or can be done.
There is a website on my links list that tells me how many seats are left available in every fare class for flights on given days at given times on given airlines. I won’t mention the site name at this point as it may trigger a notice that they are being talked about.
Is it possible to see what that particular website showed as its results in the past?
Here is my example:
Last Sunday I got bumped from United flight 938 DEN to ORD departing at 4:32 PM. It was so oversold that they compensated me long before the flight ever took off.
Is it possible to go back and see what the results of the search on the unnamed website were at say 5 PM the night before for flight 938?
Do you call that a cache?
With that kind of information we could historically determine which flights were oversold on Saturdays and Sundays in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale during the cruising season. Or which flights were oversold the weekend of the big Comdex convention in Vegas.
Or maybe, which flights were typically oversold Monday mornings, Friday afternoons or Sundays to and from your home airport?
We can all hunt and peck the internet with our own special bumping needs.
I’m just wondering if the Geek Squad can do the dirty work for us, and we can find the winning bump flights based on past history.
Or maybe there is another way to approach this topic. Open for suggestions.
Membership Rewards Points to Hyatt $$$$$ Off Certs
Ricardo from the great state of Michigan and the city of Ann Arbor provides us this tip to convert Amex Membership Rewards points at a 4 cent each ratio.
You can redeem 2500 Membership Rewards points for $100 off a two night Hyatt stay. Check this one out. If the page comes up as room finder, toggle over to certificates.
My email address for off the web comments or findings is
Southwest Sale is Prompting Some Fare Matches
Southwest is offering some one way fares that are being matched by the competition. There are even cities not covered by Southwest that are seeing fare reductions.
If you have flights scheduled in the near term it is probably worth checking now for reduced rates with your airline of choice.