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We have been trying to book international tickets on Delta for weeks.We find a flight and price that we like and go to the very end of the confirmation process (after loading passenger info, seat selection and credit card info) and then we get a notice that the price has changed!!!!!!!!

And it mysteriously goes up 30% each time. We were told by Delta that prices change by the minute, but this time we went through a different vendor and booked tickets simultaneously.

The other vendor gave us the price quoted and Delta, of course, raised the price.This is classic bait and switch and should be illegal.

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Fleming Island, Florida, United States #1296881

The problem is that you do not know whether the ownership of the ticket by the third party agent made the sale possible.Some large website travel agencies buy tickets from the airlines.

Some even buy heavily discounted tickets from the airlines--bucket shops. An agency may still have tickets to sell at that price, when Delta does not. That is why you do not know whether there is any misconduct in the tickets sold by Delta.

Think of the tickets as layers on a wedding cake with the cheapest at the bottom and the most expensive on the top layer.

When the tickets in the bottom level are sold, the ticket price jumps up to that of the next layer up of the cake. That is one reason ticket prices jump as the lower level priced tickets are sold while you are purchasing.

Also, how many people are you seeking tickets for. Say there are two tickets left in the lowest cake level ($100), but you want six.

The website will show $100 tickets are available. If you wanted 2 tickets, you would get the $100 price for each. But when you put in you want six tickets, those $100 tickets are no longer available TO YOU because the airlines is not going to sell 2 tickets to you at $100 and 4 tickets at the next rate up of $200. The six tickets you receive will all be sold at $200.

This will make the $100 tickets show up as no longer available TO YOU, even though 2 tickets may still be remaining. This is not bait and switch.

We normally...

If you don't want a 12 pack, you are going to pay $1.00, that is not bait and switch.

The airline ticket prices are the same.We have this many tickets in the $100 cake layer, but when they are gone, the price will be $200 from the next layer up.

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to Anonymous #1369276

Funny.This is happening to me, ON the DELTA website.

It isn't a third party agent.It IS a bait and switch.


" Delta that prices change by the minute"

LOL!!!You tried to game the system and have the nerve to complain.

Wouldn't it be funny to learn your little silly game resulted in higher fares.

Next time book your flight and leave the games in the drawer

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