Priceline ends 'Name Your Own Price' airfares
As more consumers move from desktop and laptop computers to mobile devices, Priceline's original reason for being, "Name Your Own Price" airfare deals, was pulled from the site on Sept. 1.
Skift, a news and analysis website devoted to the travel industry, reports that the bidding process became too cumbersome on phones and tablets, and that Priceline still offers "Express" airfares at discounts of around 30%-40%. Like NYOP deals, these fares are "opaque" in that you don't know the name of the airline, the number of stops, the departure and arrival times, and what kinds of extra fees you might get stuck with until you purchase. But they are easier to book since they do not require bidding.
Bidding for rental car and hotel rates is still offered.