Priceline.com has extended its Summer Flights Sale through Labor Day. During the sale, customers pay no booking fees for published-price airline tickets purchased for travel up to 330 days from date of purchase. (7/6/2007)
Every flight and itinerary is on sale, except those purchased through priceline.com’s Name Your Own Price service.
“That means that, in most cases, priceline.com customers will pay less for their tickets than they would at other major online travel reservation services, including Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz and Cheap Tickets,” according to the company.
Customers choosing priceline.com for their airline tickets will enjoy other significant benefits besides no booking fees. In addition to round-trips on the same airline, priceline.com allows customers to “mix-and-match” their flights, choosing one airline and itinerary for the outbound leg of their trip and another for the return, also without a booking fee. Combining airlines can improve itineraries and savings, which is why approximately 20 percent of priceline.com’s retail tickets now sold include two carriers. When these types of tickets are sold through other online travel reservation agencies, or via comparison shopping site referrals, customers typically pay a booking fee.