Until the next person who gets into the same trap. Without a thread who would know?. And if passenger is "compensated" they wont complain on forums and social media and who else would not know. So the airline then "compensates" everyone...If they had made the gesture in the first place then there would likely be no thread and hence no further issue
Totally disagree.You can't fly with a reservation.
You need a ticket.
If you had 100 people in a room and asked them what 'date' the 'booking' was made, I bet >50% would say at the time of payment.
Often companies will say, OK, we'll let it go this time, you've learnt your lesson, you know exactly what we mean by booking now, don't come begging to us next time this happens and by the way, don't let all you twitbook friends and other internet buddies know about it (all said in corporate speak).Here's the thing about making an exception.. it then becomes expected... "Last time you let me do this..."
I mean why don't we all say the next time a DSC promo comes along that we booked 3 days before but hadn't paid well yes let us have it".. it's one of those slippery slopes isn't it?
People have been doing just this for a long time, and getting the DSCs. Think gift cards (may or may not have been closed regardless of what the T&Cs say), rescheduled or cancelled flights with PNRs created during this time.So you are now saying we can make a booking during DSC. And ticket machine nths kater when the cheap flights are on. Thats awesone
I don’t think so. A booking is generally tied to a price+conditions offer. Changing that price+conditions later might cause the booking date to also change.i
So you are now saying we can make a booking during DSC. And ticket machine nths kater when the cheap flights are on. Thats awesone
I'm not sure it really is, until you pay, or unless you sign up to some price guarantee, the price for a booking is not guaranteed until it is paid for and ticketing requested.I don’t think so. A booking is generally tied to a price+conditions offer. Changing that price+conditions later might cause the booking date to also change.
So what if you “book” it in the DSC window and then issue the ticket outside the DSC window. The consensus in this thread has been that the definition of booking is PNR creation, so if that logic carries through, there should be no reason why you can’t issue the ticket outside the DSC period and get the cheaper fares.Dsc period does push the price up and post DSC pushes it down
However you miss out on the DSC if not booked within the DSC period
The price and conditions are connected to the date the segments are created, not the date the PNR is created.Sorry as I said a booking carries with it the price And conditions of the ticket. Just a PNR creation is not necessarily a booking but a booking is created when a PNR is created and a flight/price/condition is attached to that “file”
For example a QF gift card causes a PNR to be created but as no flight is attached a booking is not yet created.
I believe changing the price/conditions would usually necessitate a change in the booking