Bid 5 days before travel. SFO and JFK were the only airports selected.
Lowest current Hotwire fares including taxes/fees were $601.20 with one connection. $778.60 for non-stops.
Bid 1: $316 (total with fees $355.85). Rejected, but was offered a ticket at $391 total if departure date could be 1 day earlier
Bid 2: $330 (total with fees $369.85) added non-jet aircraft. Rejected, but was counter-offered a ticket (with no changes) at $417.45 total.
Bid 3: $345 (total with fees $374.05) Success. Before submitting this, I logged out of priceline, logged back in and resubmitted first bid but with this higher price as the only change (ie SFO-JFK, jet aircraft only). I expected an error message telling me I had to change another condition (and would have added SJC) but was instead surprised to see it was accepted.
Both departure and return flights are daytime Delta non-stops.
Thanks to all for this very useful site.
Summary of Charges
|Airline Ticket Offer Price:||$345.00 per ticket|
|Govt Taxes, Airline Fees and Agent Fees:||$29.05 per ticket|
|Number of Tickets:||1|
|Airline Ticket Shipping & Handling:||$0.00 (Electronic Ticket)|
| Total Trip Cost:
(All prices are in US dollars)
|Baggage fees are not included in your trip cost.|
|Lowest Published Airline Ticket Price:||$778.60 per ticket|
|Your Total Airline Ticket Cost:||$374.05 per ticket|
|Savings Per Airline Ticket:||$404.55|
|Total Trip Savings*:||$404.55 (You Saved 52%)|