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1. Posted by jakatz89 (Budding Member, 2 posts) 22 Apr '08 19:18

I recently came across a site that had very chaep airfare, however i dont know if its legit when i checked other blogs it seemed like ther was some skechtyness about it couldnt get a clear answer. does anyone know if it is real? please post

2. Posted by jakatz89 (Budding Member, 2 posts) 23 Apr '08 11:56

this is not spam i want to purchase a flight to tel aviv from ny this summer. they had the cheapest fare but i am not sure if they are legit i posted on other forums but couldnt get a straight answer want to know if anyone had used them

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator, 4394 posts) 23 Apr '08 12:06

"If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is."

Google has several stories from people who found the site to have bait 'n switch like tactics; e.g. they'll advertise a very very cheap price, but when you go to actually book it, that option suddenly has disappeared - the intent is that by that point you'll have invested so much into booking through them already that you'll complete the booking process for a price which you could find on any other website as well.

4. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru, 1940 posts) 26 Apr '08 18:52

They're basically just another consolidator dealing in unsold seats. Just because they advertise the fare does not mean it's available for purchase except for a few specific dates. At one time they might have heard that an airline wanted to fill unsold seats at a particular price, they list that price, and it appears to clients that they have many seats at this rate. Just like airlines that advertise a low fare, but do not tell you that only 10 seats on a particular flight will be sold at that fare. It's not bait and switch, but you have to know how to play the game. It's all a question of timing - sometimes you're lucky, and sometimes not. If you know these sites (others are,, etc.) and visit them many times, you might be lucky. Same with airlines - I spent 12 hours online not long ago getting a good fare to SE Asia, and I finally got it. Airlines do not like to fly with empty seats.

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 26, 2008, at 6:54 PM by Daawgon ]