My wife was a travel agent. Frequently she would be told that a flight was cheaper on the internet through some third party cheap seat site. I'm not talking Expedia or Google. Her response was always the same. "When you get stranded remember not to call me. Just dial 1-800-INTERNET." We have friends that fly as cheap as possible. (They could afford first class). Frequently they get cancelled, complain they are always late and moan about paying for anything extra. He spent 9 hours on the tarmac in Ft. Lauderdale the day of the shooting. They rationed potato chips and the toilets overflowed. He still fly's this airline! Saves around $90.