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  • Check The Arbs  [View instapost]
    AT-which stock are you talking about? RUE? SPRD?CTB? I couldnt tell

    Sep 4, 2013. 03:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • September- Back To Work (Arbitrage) Deals  [View instapost]
    Thanks for compiling this and for some smart thinking. Do you think Dole gets another offer or are you in it above 13.50 because you like the risk/reward?
    Sep 2, 2013. 06:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • On Tonight's Plane, The Last Plane  [View instapost]
    Very interesting and creative Chris. Thanks for sharing. I'm not sure I understand it all. Here's what I think I understand: You buy a refundable ticket on a flight you think has a good chance of being overbooked. You select the flight based on things like
    1)an airline is striking, so those routes may crowd another airline that flies to the same destinations
    2)Busy times of the year like spring break or the summer or Holidays
    3)Likelihood for bad weather
    4)Looking at seating charts to see which flights are almost full so you buy the ticket on a full flight. Can we see the seating charts on flights before buying a ticket?
    Then the day of the flight you call the airline and ask if the flight is overbooked? If no you cancel the flight? If yes you offer to take the bump? In the case you take the bump what happens? They send you a free R/T ticket? They don't try to reschedule your flight?
    You had mentioned this weekend you bought some tickets. I would love to know your thought process as to which flights you purchased and the reasons why. And if it worked.
    You can see I don't fully get it but always love to learn as it keeps our brain working and our spirit alive and growing. Any corrections to my understanding would be appreciated/
    Hope you have a great weekend regardless if you get bumped many times or not at all
    Jan 19, 2013. 09:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment