can you now buy Priceline NAME YOUR PRICE tickets originating in Australia ?

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someone just told me they made a bit on priceline for tickets Australia to USA round trip. There bid was declined.

Does this now mean that you can now buy tickets originating in Australia or will all bid simply be declined ?
 

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So here is what I found on Priceline about international use. There is a list of countries with credit cards that are accepted on Priceline and Austrailia is one of them;

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Available Countries



Below is a list countries we currently accept credit cards from when booking a published fare reservation.

    • United States
    • Australia
    • Canada
    • United Kingdom
    • Mexico
    • France
    • Spain
    • Netherlands
    • Italy
    • Brazil
    • Germany
    • Ireland
    • Switzerland
    • Israel
    • Sweden
    • Japan

So it seems they can.
 
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So here is what I found on Priceline about international use. There is a list of countries with credit cards that are accepted on Priceline and Austrailia is one of them;

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Available Countries



Below is a list countries we currently accept credit cards from when booking a published fare reservation.

    • United States
    • Australia
    • Canada
    • United Kingdom
    • Mexico
    • France
    • Spain
    • Netherlands
    • Italy
    • Brazil
    • Germany
    • Ireland
    • Switzerland
    • Israel
    • Sweden
    • Japan

So it seems they can.
no that means you can bid on U.S. domestic flights or U.S. to international destinations
 

Neil Maley

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no that means you can bid on U.S. domestic flights or U.S. to international destinations
I wish I had a better answer for you. Priceline should be able to answer their own question!

We have a list of company contacts on top of the pages. I suggest going to the Travel Agency tab and getting the contacts for Priceline. Send a letter to Customer Service, give them a week to reply. If they don't or they still don't know, write to the first executive shown. Give executive a week to respond, then move up to the next if necessary. Repeat weekly until you get to the top.

Let us know the outcome so we will know if this question should come up again.
 

Michelle Friedman

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The list of facts on Priceline says that you can bid for flights that originate outside of the USA. But Qantas is not a participating airline with Priceline. So if any of the participating airlines have a flight (not a codeshare) from Australia then you could possibly have you bid accepted. I think there is probably not a good chance of this happening. I was trying to attach the file from Priceline that says the following information : "Yes, you can purchase tickets for international travel including tickets that originate outside of the USA" this is in response to the most frequently asked question " Can I place a request for departure originating outside of the USA" under name your own price questions.

For some reason these forums are giving me an error when I try to upload the screen shot and saying that it is too large for the server (it is only 37KB) :(
 
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The list of facts on Priceline says that you can bid for flights that originate outside of the USA. But Qantas is not a participating airline with Priceline. So if any of the participating airlines have a flight (not a codeshare) from Australia then you could possibly have you bid accepted. I think there is probably not a good chance of this happening. I was trying to attach the file from Priceline that says the following information : "Yes, you can purchase tickets for international travel including tickets that originate outside of the USA" this is in response to the most frequently asked question " Can I place a request for departure originating outside of the USA" under name your own price questions.

For some reason these forums are giving me an error when I try to upload the screen shot and saying that it is too large for the server (it is only 37KB) :(
thanks but plenty of airline fly to Sydney, eg. Delta, United, American all have nonstops from LAX to SYD daily + Virgin nonstop from LAX to Brisbane & Sydney & United LAX to Melbourne.
 

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So here is what I found on Priceline about international use.
Available Countries

Below is a list countries we currently accept credit cards from when booking a published fare reservation.
I believe most "opaque" tickets (including Name Your Own Price) are bulk fares, and not published fares. PL does allow purchase of "transparent" tickets which are the published fares. The policy and listed countries the you provided probably apply to the latter.
 
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thanks. Yes have been able to use Australian credit cards for a long time now(OZ banking system is one of the best in the world, if you believe our banks-none went broke with U.S. banks caused GFC), but still can't find out if can get tickets originating in Australia.