Fare alerts are automated emails that send anytime a lower price is detected for a particular route your watching. When you receive a fare alert, its important to act on it as soon as possible. This is because flight fares are set by the airlines and can change at any time based on demand and a multitude of other factors. Once a price is increased on the sellers site, it will adjust on our site as well.
If the price in your fare alert is no longer available, we apologize. When our fare alerts are sent, we do not know how much inventory is available at that price or how long it may be available.
For instance, if someone runs a search for your route and one of our partners returns a super low price, our system detects that drop and shoots out a fare alert to everyone watching the route. If there are only a couple seats available from this seller, they may sell out very quickly. Or, if the seller’s pricing system detects an increase in interest for that route, the price may rise again. Because flight prices are dictated by the sellers and can be quite volatile, we cannot guarantee how long a price will be available.
Please understand that Hipmunk is not able to dictate pricing as we do not sell the flights. We can only search for current pricing and availability.