Author Topic: Does KAYAK sometimes show flights you can purchase that don't exist?  (Read 1817 times)

FrugalSaver

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I'm trying to get someone in South America from Medellin to Valencia and it claims it has a ticket available for a much cheaper price than the other options it shows.

I've not purchased through Kayak before.  Is it possible I make this purchase and won't actually get a ticket when the time comes in a few days?

Also, are there other options you use for buying last minute flights domestically or in South America? 

GuitarBrian

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Re: Does KAYAK sometimes show flights you can purchase that don't exist?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2017, 03:44:13 PM »
I have had good luck booking direct through Kayak/Vayama. The prices can be great. I got a record locator number and that was used to find the flight through the airline, just like any other agency booking.

The $273 is a great price! I'd jump on that.

Good luck!

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Re: Does KAYAK sometimes show flights you can purchase that don't exist?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2017, 06:08:54 PM »
I have had good luck booking direct through Kayak/Vayama. The prices can be great. I got a record locator number and that was used to find the flight through the airline, just like any other agency booking.

The $273 is a great price! I'd jump on that.

Good luck!

I don't see where I add a passport number.  Is that something you do after you've booked the ticket on Kayak or Vayama?

GuitarBrian

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Re: Does KAYAK sometimes show flights you can purchase that don't exist?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2017, 06:40:12 PM »
I was able to add my passport number directly through the airline (in my case Air Canada). But, you can fly without adding passport info, just check in at the airport...

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Re: Does KAYAK sometimes show flights you can purchase that don't exist?
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2017, 06:09:47 PM »
Occasionally I click thru on kayak and something is no longer available but it's rare.

I will say that I no longer fully rely on kayak after a recent experience.  I recently checked a 3 way multi city trip and the flights I wanted were over 1800, the cheapest flights were over  1400 but had really bad connections.  I then put the same itinerary in expedia.com and ended up getting the flights I wanted for $1052