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georgiatraveler Apr 10th, 2004 04:52 PM

airfare to Aruba - what's a good deal???
We are traveling from Atlanta to Aruba in mid-June. The best deal we are seeing right now is about $750/person, $1500 total. When should we expect to start seeing some deals, if at all??? Any suggestions?

georgiatraveler Apr 12th, 2004 01:57 PM


RandyK Apr 13th, 2004 04:56 AM

I'm surprised that Aruba is that expensive in June. My experience is that much of the Caribbean is pricey this year for air. We paid $725 each for a trip last week to Cayman. Barbados in February was just over $1000 for coach.

Does Vacations Express still fly out of ATL? We used them to Aruba 4 years ago via ATL and they were a good value then.

Kristen1206 Apr 13th, 2004 05:01 AM

check Travelocity and USAIRWAY E-savers. We paid $350 last year from Baltimore.

nfahey Apr 13th, 2004 06:18 AM

I've done quite a bit of reading on airfares to Aruba (it's my favorite destination) and it is my understanding that even though Atlanta is geographically closer to Aruba flights out of the Northeast are less expensive. Something to consider is if you buy dirctly from the airline and you see prices drop you can call the airline and they will issue you a credit.

Good luck and enjoy Aruba!

georgiatraveler Apr 13th, 2004 02:19 PM

Well, we went ahead and booked a package deal, air and hotel. When it all shakes out I think the airfare was somewhere around $600/person. Still seems high for a direct flight from ATL, but oh well, we got the accomodations we wanted. Always tricky playing the "waiting for the airfare to drop" game. I agree w/ nfahey, ATL is geographically closer but for some reason the flights out of NE seems cheaper. Thanks to all for the info.

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