Chances are that sometimes when you go to
book an airfare that has just been quoted to you on a travel web site
only a couple of minutes before, you discover that somehow the airfare
that seemed to be available only a couple of minutes ago has now
disappeared. Needless to say, the new replacement fare is almost
How does this happen? A typical flight
sells only one seat every two days – what are the chances of the fare
disappearing in the two minutes between when it was shown to you and
when you go to book it? Is this just very bad luck, or is there
something more nefarious afoot? Is this a modern high tech version
of 'Bait and Switch'?
To get the answers to these questions,
please visit the new feature article on our website 'How
and Why Airfares Change When You Go to Book Them'.