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  1. mommypoints
    mommypoints at |

    Or just be cheap like me and fly into Denver and drive to COS. 😉 That said, I do wish I booked into COS.

  2. Wandering Aramean
    Wandering Aramean at |

    At $157 all-in the COS fare is still cheap enough that I don’t mind. Plus, I like the dots and lines and I don’t have DEN-COS yet.

  3. Andrew C
    Andrew C at |

    So it makes sense that they could enforce the married segment constraint directly on the UA site, but to have it price that way from a third party, they must be publishing the data in _some_ format, right? Just no way you’ve ever been able to access? What about some of the more, ahem, obscure OTA’s that price things just a bit differently?
    I consider myself pretty well-versed in this stuff, but I can’t recall ever really encountering married segment problems on a revenue ticket (although it’s possible I’ve never dug deep enough to confirm it) – certainly on an award ticket or upgrade because the airline can manage that availability and related rules however they want.

  4. Aptraveler
    Aptraveler at |

    Another good one to know Seth thanks. BTW I too would follow Mommypoints advice!!

  5. stephan
    stephan at |

    Happens all the time on Delta!If you havent come across this, you don’t fly enough!

  6. Carl
    Carl at |

    Based on my recent searches on united.com, it is giving me long connections for the cheapest fares, and trying to charge higher fare classes for shorter connections, even when there is inventory for the inventory in the necessary fare buckets. However, multi-city search has worked for me to build fares.

    There are two potential rationales. One is to charge a higher fare for people who value time. The other possible rationale is to ensure that there is no chance of misconnect. Neither is particularly compelling, and I kind of wonder if it is a bug in the software

  7. Rob
    Rob at |

    @Stephan is right, it happens so often in Delta, I almost expect it. Multi-city ups the price always. What I’ve done sometimes is done separate bookings, you may pay a bit more in taxes, but it still is lower than coupling the flights.

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