Summer airfares to Europe

Dec 29th, 2010, 05:54 PM
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Summer airfares to Europe

Just curious if anyone has information as to when prices for summer travel to europe may fall a bit? They seem to be running quite a bit higher at this point compared to last year.

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Dec 30th, 2010, 04:02 AM
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Just heard on the local news the "fuel surcharge" is up around $20 bucks this year. The airlines are trying to raise fares not lower them. I expect there will be some sales, but you may be paying more in 2011 (aren't you for everything else?)
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Dec 30th, 2010, 04:55 AM
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great tips on when to catch the lowest fares

usually Tues PM in late Jan when all get desparate

and match sales.
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Dec 30th, 2010, 11:31 AM
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Right now the airlines are running winter specials usually through March. I would consider booking in mid March. Look for new flights--flights that have been added recently by the airlines. Sometimes they will offer a special.
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Jan 5th, 2011, 03:45 AM
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Picking up on wally's post--American has some new flights: JFK to BUD and ORD to HEL. If neither of those are your final destination you can connect thru those cities. I have also discovered award availability is good using those flights.
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Jan 5th, 2011, 12:32 PM
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Thank you for your responses. Looks like we'll wait until March
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Jan 6th, 2011, 04:33 AM
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Just booked in April mid-late with Continental

they just put some sales on for $529 RT all in

Florida to Italy via HOU...

not too great connections but cheap.
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Jan 6th, 2011, 05:12 AM
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I just received an E-mail from American this morning about a winter/spring sale to Europe rather than a summer one. Begin travel by April 3 and complete travel by June 3. Travel Monday through Thursday. Purchase tickets by January 11. Book at
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