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How to find the best airfare for Transatlantic cruise?

How to find the best airfare for Transatlantic cruise?

Jul 20th, 2008, 08:16 AM
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With BA you can pay for WTP and upgrade with miles to Business.
However, the one way is expensive (more than the return fare) so plan on a cruise the opposite direction!
We sailed to Rome from FLL in April on Princess and flew Rome to London to LAX and in November we will fly on the return half of the ticket to London (and forfeit the ongoing to Rome..I specifically booked a stop-over in London for November to enable me to cancel the London to Rome portion) and will sail back to New York on the QM2 from Southampton, England.
Jet Blue of course took us to FLL and will bring us back to California. Their one ways are half the return fare, although prices are rising by the day!!
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Jul 20th, 2008, 01:48 PM
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Philbill, what is WTP? Can you tell I am not familiar with all these initials/short terms?!!!! When you book a R/T with one trip to be used in the future, how do you do this?
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Jul 20th, 2008, 05:14 PM
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WTP..sorry..World Traveller Plus. It costs more than Economy (World Traveller) but takes only 25,000 miles to upgrade round trip to Business (Club World).
If you travel other than July and August it is very simple (as far as my bookings have gone and I travel about 6 times a year as I am English). In the summer months you have to book almost a year ahead.
I had no trouble booking an April outbound and a November inbound.
No questions were asked, but my mother, who travelled the opposite direction, was asked for her cruise intinerary when she departed from England (the cruise was to take her back).
Her return is for December when she will return to the UK from LAX after sailing from Southampton to NY with me.
Wow, am I making sense???
If you do not want to use miles, WTRP is a nice inbetween with a very small cabin and a lot more room than economy, though not the beds as in Business (Club).
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Jul 21st, 2008, 07:21 AM
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WTRP is a good alternative to economy. We have flown that once. Thanks for your input.We will consider it.
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Jul 21st, 2008, 01:42 PM
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I'm booked on a cruise to Scandavia (Princess)next May with my daughter & my mother. I did not choose the cruise's air price because they quoted me $1,500 each (from Phoenix to Copenhagen). I thought I could get fares around $1,000 each. And since I'm paying for all three, it was a significant amount... I guess it would be signifcant no matter who was paying for it... ha... Anyway, am watching Travelocity, Orbitz and some others I got from this forum... Does anyone have an opinion as to the chances of some sales anytime between now and next May??
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Jul 21st, 2008, 02:52 PM
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GirlScoutMom,
I assume you are on the Emerald Princess out of Copenhagen on May 16th
I put in Phoenix - Copenhagen RT on ASAP Tickets and got $552 KLM,$ 612 om NW and $ 613 Delta (plus taxes).
This is their website:
http://www.asaptickets.com/
You can probably do even better with them if you fly NYC - CPH and get yourself to NYC (?Southwest, or any other). You would have to give yourself PLENTY of time to connect in NYC if these are separate tickets.
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Jul 23rd, 2008, 08:41 AM
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You can also try Best Travel Store:bt-store.com
They have good prices as well.
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Jul 25th, 2008, 01:40 PM
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You are correct, PhilChili... we are on the Emerald Princess but on the May 26th one, not the 16th. Thanks for the tips on the airlines. I will try the NY to Copenhagen and see if I can't get us to NY on Southwest. Thanks again.
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