|Subject: Re: Sidestep.com|
Hi Barb and fellow Ziners:
While I have not used Sidestep.com, I do have to tell about an airfare I got on Wednesday.
I got it from http://www.sureticket.com, and it was over half off.
I punched in the dates I needed from San Francisco to Paris and back, and it came back with a number of choices, the best of which was Major U.S. Airline. You do not know who it is, though, until you book. That fare was $502, nonstop leaving and arriving at perfect times for us.
I then thought, well, maybe I'll see how inexpensively I can get a fare on United here, because that way we get miles. Through the same site with the same dates, only specifying I wanted United, I was quoted $1,004 per person. Here's the catch, though. It was nonstop from San Francisco to Paris at the EXACT same time as the Major U.S. Airline flight I had just found.
Taking a chance, I went for the Major U.S. Airline and I got - you guessed it - the United flight. It even asked for my frequent flier mile number, so I'm going to check and see if I may actually get miles, and possibly can get an upgrade.
Just FYI, I checked the United site, and the same flight was $1108 per person.
Not an advertisement in any way, but I was so proud of myself