Member since 24 Feb 2017
Total posts 5
May have been a glitch that would have been in my favour (had i continued to book the flights). I was price checking a one way EDI to LHR flight with BA on the 29 Dec.Â I checked the prices two days ago - approx 73 GBP for econo baggage and 150 gbp for business pp(for all 6 flights per day, and for most of the flights for that entire week).Â Checked 12 hours later (intending to book) and all the prices had doubled.Â 198 GBP for econo baggage fare and 295 GBP for business...Â Called BA who told me the booking system was live, and as flights were booked, prices would change - but cant imagine that every single flight on that day (and week) had an influx of bookings in the space of 12 hours... anyone know of a possible reason why? Given the season, i doubt the prices will go down again...
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 14 Oct 2016
Total posts 130
The ticket Class is O (Lowest) for economy and I (Lowest) for business which suggests a re-pricing or 'correction' on their part. That doesn't mean the prices won't go down but they are high at the moment. It's a little cheaper to get an early morning flight to LCY, though I got caught out badly with fog at that airport about a year ago.
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 08 Aug 2012
Total posts 11
Correct, BA have implemented Dynamic Pricing on the back of the IATA NDC (New Distribution Capability). In short: the seller offers a buyer a dynamic personalised ticket price whether using a GDS, other aggregator or direct website (ba.com). Bypassing a GDS may provide a sharper price, as no fee is paid to them. True to name, it means the price will vary each and every time you search. So if you see a price thats compelling, book, else use a price hold function while considering your options.
Thanks for the info and advice... kicking myself I didn’t just book or use the 5 quid hold option...
Member since 11 Sep 2012
Total posts 10
I have a trip to Europe booked with BA and had been looking to change my departure, so searched a whole new itinerary to compare prices and a ton of options were missing, including no direct flights on route that previously showed 2 daily options. It's very strange.
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 31 Oct 2016
Total posts 204
And for the love of cookies, make sure you use an incognito browser when booking, else your cookies will tell them you're looking and each time the price will go up.
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