If you want to bid on airline tickets you may want to read a few of these bidding tips to make sure you get the best deal and so you know some things to be prepared for. Bid on airline tickets if you know the risks.
If you do decide to use an auction site and bid on a ticket, follow these tips before you bid:
Do your homework. Check other reservation web sites prices on the web before you bid on airline tickets to make sure you don't overpay.
Be prepared to wait to buy. It generally takes a lot of time, up to 24 hours, to bid on and get your desired price for a
Be prepared to wait at the airport. Having a layover of greater than three hours is not uncommon.
Be prepared to offer concessions to get your desired price on a ticket. For example, you may need to agree to depart
and/or arrive at a different airport than you originally specified. In addition, you may need to change your day(s) of
Commit to your travel plans. Priceline.com tickets are absolutely non-refundable and non-changeable, so all sales are
final. Should your travel plans change, you will end up forfeiting the money you shelled out for the ticket.
The bottom line is that airline ticket auction sites do give you an opportunity to save money, but only you can decide
whether the time and risk are worth it. It exemplifies the old proverb, "You get what you pay for."
SkyAuction.com is a fast-growing travel auction marketplace where you can bid on airline tickets, room nights, tours,
cruises and all-inclusive vacations.
We negotiate special deals with leading airlines, hotels, resorts and cruises -- the brands that you know and trust -- to
offer you amazing bargains.
We began operations in February of 1999, and have built our business around two simple, but powerful, ideas: first, that
consumers should pay for their travel however much they feel it is worth and not a penny more; and second, that
purchasing travel should be easy and exciting, not difficult and boring!
Go bid on airline tickets now, you may find what you're looking for straight away.
Below is a screenshot taken from Sky Auction's 'Auctions Closing Soon' page just to give you an idea of what it looks
like. You could compare it to ebays layout if you've visited ebay before.