Has anyone had experience with booking flights on Priceline? We have the flexibility to arrive a day early and leave the a day after our cruise. Our cruise is during winter break in February, and the flights are outrageous right now.
I've done it for hotels but not flights. The last time I checked them for a flight you had to buy it before you knew which airline and what times and how many stops so I didn't use them. Hopefully someone else will have more information for you.
Celebrity Century 1/09
Carnival Destiny 10/07
Carnival Destiny 9/06
Monarch of the Seas 3/06
Carnival Inspiration 8/05
Carnival Miracle 4/05
Carnival Inspiration 4/04
Sovereign of the Seas 4/03
I have booked many flights with Priceline. You can choose weather you are willing to make connections or not, and you may choose your airport. Sometimes you may get offered a price that is lower than the airline, but higher than your bid. Every time I have booked a Priceline flight I have gotten booked on American Airlines. I am sure it depends on your airport and destination. I fly out of St. Louis. I have booked flights to Atlanta, San Diego, San Francisco and LAX.
Do not miss your flight! You are SOL if you do because these are non-refundable and non-changable. On average I have saved about $100 per flight. These are round trip tickets. I have booked round trips for one way trips just because they are cheaper than one way tickets.
Thanks for the information. Another questions - when using Priceline, did you experience longer layovers, or being routed through odd airports? Flying with the family, I don't mind a reasonable layover, but don't want to kill the better part of a day in an airport keeping two pre-teens occupied!
No I have not had any layovers they have all been non-stops so far. I fly out of St. Louis and all of the Priceline flights I have booked have been on American Airlines. I can recall the last few have been STL to Atlanta and STl to San Francisco, and STL to Austin TX. I think it is more dependant on your departure airport and what major airline has hubs there.