Bid on Flights Last Minute
Missed advanced-purchase deadlines?
No problem. Follow BidonTravel’s easy bidding steps and get great savings on Priceline when you bid on flights last minute. April 2015 Update
Priceline now lists recent winning airfare bids on many routes
and also provides –
Most likely departure times.
Your chances of flying nonstop.
Average connecting time, if not nonstop.
Airlines likely to be used.
Step One – Check Priceline winning airfare bids
Input your departure and arrival airports and dates.
Click "Name you own price."
Priceline then shows winning bids for your route (if available).
Click on alternative airports shown (one route at a time) for their winning bids.
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?
Step Three – Keep in mind 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 —
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.
List name EXACTLY as appears on your official photo ID.
Step Six: Follow through
Print and take your confirmation with you.
Reconfirm times prior to traveling.
Bid on flights last minute and enjoy your winning airfare bid savings!