Bid on Flights Last Minute
Follow these 6 easy steps to a low Priceline winning bid on flights at the last minute.
Step One – Find best no bidding fare
Here you'll check fares for
your travel dates
Wiggle room in your travel dates?
Notice whether many less expensive flights are available on the dates you want, or whether most are already sold out.
Step Two — Check future dates
Find out what flights would cost three weeks from now if you were:
a. Leaving on the same day of the week
b. Coming back on the same day of the week, and
c. Staying the same length of time.
In other words, everything’s the same, except the dates are moved ahead three weeks.
Step Three – Know rebidding rules
You can rebid within 24 hours if you —
Use an alternate airport.
Use yet another airport in a separate bid.
Step Four – Determine your smartest bid
Now, fine tune your bid based on Step Two prices —
Come up with a lower figure if you can rebid in the ways mentioned in Step Three.
Even lower if you
1) can rebid every 24 hours for 2 or more days, 2) noticed lots of flights with the lowest no-bidding fare on Travelocity, or 3) are totally flexible with dates. But determine a higher figure if cannot do any of these, or if Travelocity showed very few flights available at its lowest fares.
Refined your bid? Great. But don’t bid on flights last minute until you’ve read our best tip for placing a low, winning bid:
Best bidding strategy—optimize rebidding opportunities.
Bid in a way that lets you immediately rebid, so you can be more aggressive with a low first bid. If it fails, you can bid higher. If it is accepted, you've put extra money in your pocket.
Make separate bids for each option you have (dates and airports).
Do NOT include more than one airport in your first bid, even if Priceline suggests alternative airports.
Step Five - Place your bid
Before placing your bid using the link below:
Remember that Priceline gives no refunds and allows no changes.
EXACTLY as appears on your official photo ID.
Step Six: Follow through
Print and take your confirmation with you — or have Priceline's emailed confirmation handy on your cell phone.
Reconfirm times prior to traveling.
Bid on flights last minute and enjoy your winning airfare bid savings!