“I just priced a DTW/LAS trip I need to make in January and it’s over $2,200 for an A fare and around $450 in coach”, posted FlyerTalk member jamesteroh.
“I was looking at a possible trip to BNA in February that was <$900 RT 2 days ago. It’s $2341 today. YOWZA!!”, exclaimed FlyerTalk member CalVol.
Offering a possible explanation for the sudden price increases for tickets in the first class cabin, FlyerTalk member rylanposted that it “Sounds more like the /WNUP fares were pulled, presumably by mistake since there is still plenty of low bucket Y inventory that would’ve made up the less expensive GAP fare basis. Its quite unlikely that all of that inventory got sold and dried up over the course of a few hours. Some flights I looked at are pulling wacky fares… for example I saw a PE07A0RA… yes a P basis?! and others are pulling YUP to book into P.”
Assuming that these are “mistake” fares — not the type which sets frequent fliers on a buying frenzy — you may want to wait until this is all sorted out before you purchase a seat in the first class cabin on a domestic flight operated by Delta Air Lines within the United States…
…and if these airfares are indeed a “mistake”, how long do you think it will take Delta Air Lines to correct them?