OnLine Travel Agencies - like Priceline and Expedia...ever wonder what the right price is when you bid for an airline seat or a hotel room? What is likely the lowest price that you might be able to bid? Generally speaking, the lowest bid that might get you that seat is close to the lowest fare that was in the market during its selling season. So for example, if the lowest fare 40 weeks prior to departure was 158 RT from Washington to New York, likley a bid lower than that will not make you the lucky bidder : ( The same holds true for hotel rooms.
Upgrades?? Everyone loves to sit up in the front of plane - more leg room, free drinks, more overhead...did you know that a few intenational carriers are offering seat auctions? Etihad, Virgin Atlantic, Air New Zealand to name a few. Once you buy a ticket the carrier will contact you a few days prior to departure to see if you want to bid on a seat in the next class of service. You give your best offer and within a few days, if you are the winner the airline will let you know.
Travel tips anyone????