ITA Matrix, Orbitz, etc. price discrepancies
June 11, 2014 11:18 PM Subscribe
Why are there such large price discrepancies between the initial displayed prices, and the final displayed prices, with all of these airfare searches?
posted by special agent conrad uno to Travel & Transportation around Montevideo, Uruguay (6 answers total)
For example, I am trying to look at airfare between MVD and MIA. Orbitz price matrix shows me ticket prices as low as $747 (seriously) roundtrip, but once I click on them, suddenly the price is $1,042. Same thing with ITA Matrix, which I know doesn't do booking, but they display prices at around $800, but once I follow through per their instructions yields an actual price of $1,542.
What gives? I've used these sites plenty, and I've never seen them be so blatantly incorrect in their displayed prices vs actual prices.
I should mention, I've been doing these searches every day for over a week, always with the same results.
Thanks for any help!