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Missed advanced-purchase deadlines? No problem. See actual winning airfare bids and follow BidOnTravel’s easy bidding steps and get great savings on Priceline when you bid on flights last minute.

December 2014 Update

Priceline now lists recent winning airfare bids on many routes & also provides –

  • Most likely departure times.
  • Your chances of flying nonstop.
  • Average connecting time, if not nonstop.
  • Airlines likely to be used.

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Step One – Check Priceline winning airfare bids

Use the link below to enter your dates and airports. Then click "Name your own price."

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See winning airfare bids?

Notice not only winning bids, but also the lowest on-bidding fare available at the time of each bid.

Then continue to Step Two below.

See NO winning airfare bids? Click here. This link takes you to instructions for bidding when Priceline does not list winning bids. You absolutely can still get great savings by following our bidding tips.

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Step Two – Find out best no-bidding fare (not Priceline)

Here you'll check fares for your travel dates.

Wiggle room in your travel dates? Remember that Tuesdays and Wednesdays usually offer less expensive fares. Try to include a Saturday night stay unless flying to Las Vegas. Avoid Friday travel to and Sunday travel from popular vacation sites such as Orlando.

Find Your Flight for Less at Travelocity!

Notice whether many low-priced flights are available, or if most are already sold out.

Does the best no-bidding price here differ from the any of those you saw in Step One? If yes, click this link that takes you to another way to calculate a winning bid.

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Step Three – Keep in mind rebidding rules

Remember you can rebid within 24 hours if you can:

  • Change dates.
  • Use an alternate airport.
  • Use yet another airport in a separate bid.

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Step Four – Determine your smartest bid

The facts you gathered have helped you come up with your first impression of a good bid. But now you are going to fine tune it.

  • 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) or are flexible with dates.
  • But determine a higher figure if you can't do any of these, or if Travelocity showed very few flights available at its lowest fares.

Refined your bid? Great. But don’t place it until you’ve read our best tip for placing a low, winning bid:

BoT's best tip

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's accepted, you'll have extra money in your pocket.

This strategy makes you an expert Priceline bidder —
  • Make separate bids for each option you have (dates, airports).

  • Do NOT include more than one airport in your first bid, even if Priceline suggests alternative airports.

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Step Five – Place your bid

Before you place your bid using the link below:
  • Remember that Priceline gives no refunds and allows no changes
  • List name EXACTLY as appears on your official photo ID.
Up to 50% off Last-Minute Flights!

Accepted bid? Congratulations!

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Step Six – Follow through

  • Print and take your confirmation with you.
  • Reconfirm times prior to traveling.

Bid on flights last minute and enjoy your savings!

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