Where to find the lowest prices

Jan 3rd, 2003, 05:37 PM
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budget
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Where to find the lowest prices

Looking for low domestic airfares for April. Which website have you had the most success finding cheap airfares? Thanks.
 
Jan 4th, 2003, 05:20 AM
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Jimbo
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Orbitz and Southwest.
 
Jan 11th, 2003, 12:07 PM
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Grammy
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WE have have good results with Expedia.
 
Jan 13th, 2003, 04:16 PM
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Tony
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Sometimes the airport you are flying from or to is more important than which website you use. If alternative airports are available, you certainly want to check them out when you are doing your searches. Also, don't forget that Southwest Airlines only shows up on its own website.
 
Jan 16th, 2003, 10:56 PM
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Sidestep.com. It is a peculiar website, though, in that the prices get cheaper the more often you check and the closer you get to your departure date. For example, if you check for a flight leaving in one week, the prices are pretty good. But if you check for a flight a month from now, and keep checking once a week, about a week or two before you leave the price will be the cheapest of all.
 
Jan 17th, 2003, 11:51 AM
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I have looked at SideStep.com, and they have some good prices, but I am not sure about booking online -- I have always used an agent. It just seemed safer... Still, I was wondering if it's better to wait a while before booking tickets? I am planning to fly to AZ in March and I'd like to be able to get good rates -- I've found good rates but I would like to to know whether it's better to get the tickets way early or wait until like three weeks before the date to travel?
 
Jan 17th, 2003, 12:40 PM
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Sidestep is great. I use it all the time. I thought you were flying Southwest?
 
Jan 22nd, 2003, 11:15 AM
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I have the best luck with Orbitz. I think they have the best layout comparing different flight options for your search. Plus, they email you updates if you sign up for a free account- and that is cool.
 
Jan 22nd, 2003, 11:33 AM
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travelocity & orbitz, The airline webpages for special deals and fare sales. Compare against the e-saver prices. The Tuesday newspaper for fare sale ads. I end up by purchasing the ticket online at the carrier's webpage at the best price I found (most times) avoiding the $5 fee on orbitz and any other travel agent cost. And getting the 500 FF mile online booking bonus. You won't get a web-special fare from a travel agent. First stop in shopping for an AZ trip would be southwest.com

Getting a ticket online is safe and incredibly convenient.
 
Jan 23rd, 2003, 06:43 PM
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Just a couple ideas....I usually start at smarterliving.com...here all the flights to/from you destination are listed. Then I usually check the individual airline web sites.
Off peak travel usually give you better prices (before 8am-after 6pm). Many of the airlines have "weekend" specials....Fly Sat.- Return Mon/Tues.
Travelzoo has weekly specials (various airlines).Subscribe to Travelzoo newsletter. Example...Seattle-San Jose Costa Rica $319...usually $469-$550)
 

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