Airfare NY to Madrid

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Oct 30th, 2003, 11:03 AM
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Airfare NY to Madrid

A friend wants to go to Madrid for a week. I said I'd do some investigation and was stunned at the prices. Only want non-stop from JFK. Travelocity lists a fare of $307 + tax for Delta & American but when you go to select a departure date, none are available at this price. Any suggestions for other websites/options? Thanks.
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Oct 30th, 2003, 11:07 AM
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Travelling when?
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Oct 30th, 2003, 11:15 AM
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She's totally flexible. Any time between say January through April.
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Oct 30th, 2003, 11:18 AM
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Not sure about Delta, but AA does not have a direct flight from JFK to MAD. Your friend would have to connect through MIA. AA does have a codeshare with Iberia from JFK, but it will probably be more expensive.

When you get the lowest fares like this listed on one of the travel websites, you have to read the fare rules. I'm willing to bet this fare requires travel on Mon,Tue and Wed only or something very close to this. Also Saturday stay, no problem here because your friend is going for a week. And probably has some blackout dates, usually around holidays.

I just priced a JFK-MIA-MAD 12/2-12/9 and it came back with $372.30 all inclusive.
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Oct 30th, 2003, 11:22 AM
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Here you go, although it's not a direct flight:

Price Per Person 372.30 USD Passengers 1 Total Price 372.30 USD



Carrier Flight
Number Departing Arriving Aircraft
Type AAdvantage
Base Miles
Earned Flight
Details
City Date & Time City Date & Time


AMERICAN AIRLINES
547 JFK New York 02/03/2004 02:59 PM MIA Miami 02/03/2004 06:11 PM AB6 1090


AMERICAN AIRLINES
68 MIA Miami 02/03/2004 07:05 PM MAD Madrid 02/04/2004 09:25 AM 763 4424



AMERICAN AIRLINES
69 MAD Madrid 02/10/2004 11:25 AM MIA Miami 02/10/2004 03:25 PM 763 4424


AMERICAN AIRLINES
1600 MIA Miami 02/10/2004 05:05 PM JFK New York 02/10/2004 07:57 PM AB6 1090

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Oct 30th, 2003, 11:32 AM
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mclaurie....Travelocity shows the $307.00 fare because AA does in fact have a published fare of that amount.Actually it is shown in the database as $286.00 but with surcharges it amounts to 302.00 before taxes.However,the published fare only applies to true AA flights, not the code share with Iberia.And,the fare actually expires today.Iberia's fare is $370.30, which is only $12 higher than the AA fare would have amounted to with all the taxes added to the $302.00 fare.It does require travel Monday thru Thursday in each direction and is good for travel thru the end of March.But as I am always reminded,"subject to change until ticket is issued"..Hope this helps....S
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Oct 30th, 2003, 12:04 PM
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Hello All-
Can you guys explain this to me?
Those same AA flights the Miami to Madrid leg only are priced $407.00 for the 12/2-12/9 dates and $559.00 for the 2/3-2/10 dates. Why are the prices so much higher from Miami/Madrid, than JFK/Miami/Madrid? Just wondering..
 
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Oct 30th, 2003, 12:16 PM
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They have to match the competitors fares in order to get business.

So if others post a cheap fare between NYC and MAD, AA will match it even though they have to fly you through MIA. If there is no competition or the fares are more expensive from the others from MIA to MAD, for obvious reasons AA will try to collect more.
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Oct 30th, 2003, 12:29 PM
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Thanks for all this info but are you telling me there are NO non-stop flights from JFK to MAD?? BTW, traveling M,T,W, not a problem.
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Oct 30th, 2003, 12:35 PM
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mclaurie.....Iberia and Delta have the non stops JFK to MAD....
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Oct 30th, 2003, 12:35 PM
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No, what I said was that American does not have a direct flight to Madrid from NYC. I'm sure others airlines do. For starters Iberia has direct flights.
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Oct 30th, 2003, 12:58 PM
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I know its not JFK but you can fly NS from Newark to Madrid on Continental. $388.16 sample date: 1/15 - 1/22. (Thurs-Thurs)
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Oct 30th, 2003, 01:20 PM
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Thanks guys.
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