It would help only in perspective of the timings and maybe flight numbers.The fare wont be available.For that you would have to go to that particular airline and check the fare for a particular flight.
Its a wonderful concept by some iit graduate. every flight travels usually with some empty seats. the funda here is, we bid for those empty seats.. usually bidding starts about a week before the actual travel date. so if there are some seats left, the airlines will evaluate your bid and then decide to accept/decline. usually you can get around 10% - 30% off on the regular fare.although never heard about 30%. I have used it for a round trip and saved about 800 bucks.
a small problem is when the bid is accepted they wont reveal the flight details and timings(after you make the payment they will give the full details of flight name and timings) they will only say in this time frame.. eg: a flight departing between 4am and 9am. but usually there is a tricky way to find out which flight it is. I go to any travel portal like yatra or makemytrip and search for flights leaving during this time frame and you can pretty much zero in on ur flight.
just give it a try and bid for a few flights and see. Let me know if you have any problems. also there is a ticker which appears after you have given a search criteria and it will show the latest bid accepted to give you a rough idea at which amount you should be bidding . i usually bid at around 700-800 below that amount and keep incrementing at 100 bucks until its accepted.
PS: I just checked out their site and they have added a new feature showing the latest prices available online. So you wont have to go to other travel portals. Just start bidding at around 500 bucks lower than the cheapest fare available
I'm sure, since these are the cheapest tickets the fare rules would not allow you to change the booking dates, cancellation charges would also be high or not permitted. A typical fare rule for the lowest priced ticket is as follows:
* Non Refundable fare
* Cancellation Charges
o Adult: only Rs 750 will be deducted
o Child: only Rs 750 will be deducted
* Infant fares are refundable.
* Rebooking allowed with penalty of Rs 750/- if booked in same class, else difference of fare will be charged.
* In case you cancel within two hour prior to departure NO SHOW charges will be applicable.