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Postby shin1ro » Wed 07.17.2013 11:44 pm

Hi,

I've encountered an English conversation in my textbook:

A: Weren't you going to Thailand?
B: Yeah, but now all the flights are sold out.
A: You know, I've seen some good airfare deals to Hawaii.

It's in a training textbook for hearing English and no detailed context (I can add slightly more, though).
I could find airfare (noun) and deal (noun, verb) respectively, of course, but I'm not sure what "airfare deal" means. I guess "airfare deal" is a combined one word (noun) because I've found a lot of results of "airfare deals" search on the web. But I couldn't find a dictionary that has the word. Does the word mean just a normal flight ticket or a special ticket?
Maybe
- (simply) a flight ticket sold by an airline company or a travel agency
- any flight ticket not directly from airline company
- a flight ticket offered by a kind of auction
- a flight ticket trading between individuals via an intermediate dealer

Thanks in advance

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Re: airfare

Postby SomeCallMeChris » Thu 07.18.2013 12:57 am

First, understand that -nobody- is actually going to say 'I've seen some good airfare deals'.
However, that kind of awkward phrase might appear in a commercial or something, and if it did, it would mean a discounted airline ticket.

I'd argue that 'good airfare deals' isn't even correct English, to be honest. It's just two nouns jammed together in an awkward way. The normal way of stating it would be, 'I've seen some good deals on airline tickets to Hawaii.'

Edit: Googled 'airfare deals' and yeah, those results are all basically advertising-speak for 'cheap tickets'.
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Re: airfare

Postby shin1ro » Thu 07.18.2013 1:46 am

Hi SomeCallMeChris,

-nobody- is actually going to say 'I've seen some good airfare deals'. However, that kind of awkward phrase might appear in a commercial or something

Wow! Interesting :shock: I'm Japanese and it's hard for me to judge its an awkward word (because there are many two-word nouns -- and in Japanese as well :-) )
Actually, the word "deal" here in this context was not clear to me.
So, thank you! I'll use "a cheap/discounted airline ticket" simply, or popular "good deals on...".

So, the word "deals" here doesn't mean anything about the ticket's supplier or how it is dealt. Is my understanding right?

Thank you!

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Re: airfare

Postby Ongakuka » Thu 07.18.2013 5:10 am

It's No. 6

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/deal

this word is synonymous/ means the same as 'bargain,' 'offer'

Sometimes it means a very good offer, like 50% off the price. Sometimes it means 'if you buy this, we will include some extras.' 大なり小なり、消費者にとってなにか利益があるという意味です。
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Re: airfare

Postby shin1ro » Thu 07.18.2013 12:46 pm

Ongakuka さん、ありがとうございました!
私の英和辞書より詳しいです!このリンクの noun 4 (...secretly...)と同じような意味が私の辞書にも (簡単に) 載っていたので、airfare deal(s) はもしかしたら、深い意味のある単語かもしれない、と少し疑いました。考えすぎでしたね。
The link is more precise than my dictionary. My dictionary has the (simple) meaning similar to "noun 4" at your link (...secretly...) and I was wondering if "airfare deal(s)" would have a more specific meaning. It seems that I was too skeptical.

Thanks! :)

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Re: airfare

Postby blacklouboutin » Sun 01.05.2014 9:29 am

Through the network to the transaction, similar to the ticket window ticket
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