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Re: Flight Websites
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2007, 10:41:19 PM »
These are my favs...

I use this one as a guide to start pricing what is out there for anywhere in the world. It does not include the very budget airlines. 
http://farechase.yahoo.com/

AirBerlin has some great routes, competitive prices and fantastic service... drinks and snacks even!!
http://www.airberlin.com/site/index.php?LANG=eng&zanpid=3060505C1313784497

plus, some airlines' direct website will offer a low price guarantee so it is always wise to check with them before booking with consolidators or budget airlines.


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Re: Flight Websites
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2007, 11:25:35 PM »
plus, some airlines' direct website will offer a low price guarantee so it is always wise to check with them before booking with consolidators or budget airlines.

Agreed. For my most recent trips I have found the cheapest fares available directly from Continental and BA's websites, so it's always a good idea to check with their direct sites as well.

Likewise, my husband is going to Germany this weekend...after he worked out the train fare to Stanstead and the additional costs for checking baggage on Ryanair, he found it worked out to be the same price as the ticket he found on Lufthansa's site leaving from Heathrow (cheaper and more convenient for us to get to). Don't forget to factor in those hidden costs.
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Re: Flight Websites
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2007, 11:43:41 PM »
Don't forget to factor in those hidden costs.

yep!! that 1p flight sounds like a great deal but if you have to pay for a taxi to get to the airport for that 6:30am departure, it isn't always worth it depending where you are coming from!! It's always worth checking around a few sites and factoring those hidden costs before booking a "good deal."


Here is another good site listing budget air travel websites
http://www.thebigproject.co.uk/budget/#Eur


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Re: Flight Websites
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2007, 02:44:09 PM »
http://www.flycheapo.com  -- Find out what low cost airline flies to what destination

http://www.dohop.com  -- Ditto

http://www.opodo.co.uk -- UK's version of Orbitz.com

http://www.expedia.co.uk

http://www.travelocity.co.uk


I have found that you can often get cheaper fares by using the USA version of websites like expedia.com, travelocity.com, orbitz.com, etc., and then using a US credit card to make your purchase.  That's why it's important to keep at least one U.S. creditcard tied to a US address at home.
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Re: Flight Websites
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2007, 09:14:43 PM »
www.statravel.com [nofollow] has some great deals for young people.  :)


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Re: Flight Websites
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2007, 10:05:19 PM »
For my trips to the US, I usually just book through the airline's website direct.  I usually do multi-leg trips (more than one destination in the US for each trip back) & the airline will usually come up with a better price (all flights booked on a single itinerary) than anything I've ever found from any of the cheap flight websites.  Sometimes the cheap flight websites aren't even able to 'compute' the complexity of the trips I book, so it's just as well! :P
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Re: Flight Websites
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2007, 04:52:49 PM »
(and if something goes tits up, booking through the airline's website insures that its their fault, not a 3rd party (orbitz, expedia, etc))
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Re: Flight Websites
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2007, 01:06:40 PM »
For flights from the US, http://www.bt-store.com/ has some killer deals.  I got three one-way tickets, Las Vegas to Edinburgh, for just over $700 total in February.  (Not $700 each, $700 total!!!)  Worth checking out imo...
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Re: Flight Websites
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2008, 09:48:38 PM »
www.vayama.com is a site I used to book my flight from the US to the UK. The least expensive BY FAR right when fuel prices started to skyrocket. Airlines like Continental and Delta wanted $1400-2000 for a ONE WAY flight and I was able to book mine through Lufthansa on Vayama's site for only $725! (Also very pleased with the service I received on Vayama.)
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Re: Flight Websites
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2008, 01:03:16 AM »
Ehhh....Flybe makes me cringe....my fiance had a baaaddd experience with them when he was flying back from Amsterdam at the end of our first meeting.




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Re: Flight Websites
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2009, 04:44:00 AM »
 I generally fly USAIR......

My (roundtrip)ticket from Little Rock to Gatwick in March is 580 dollars.

Though I am not planning on coming back, the roundtrip was about 300 dollars cheaper than a one-way.

Curious.

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Re: Flight Websites
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2009, 03:14:45 PM »
I generally fly USAIR......

My (roundtrip)ticket from Little Rock to Gatwick in March is 580 dollars.

Though I am not planning on coming back, the roundtrip was about 300 dollars cheaper than a one-way.

Curious.




My DH tried to explain to me why one-way fare is more expensive, but I forgot.... I am convinced we got the best deal ever, pretty much. Our tickets, one-way, from Detroit to Newcastle (in 11 days!!) were only $320 each.


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Re: Flight Websites
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2009, 03:20:55 PM »
Which carrier?


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Re: Flight Websites
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2009, 07:10:53 PM »

My DH tried to explain to me why one-way fare is more expensive, but I forgot.... I am convinced we got the best deal ever, pretty much. Our tickets, one-way, from Detroit to Newcastle (in 11 days!!) were only $320 each.

That does sound like an excellent deal!


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