Air France fare- Boston to Paris

Old Jan 10th, 2010, 04:12 AM
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<i>Delta.com still has many seats that are open. Their web sits always shows what seats are open to purchase.</i>

This is NOT CORRECT! I hate to keep going on about this, but this is just bad advice and shouldn't be repeated. The seating chart on Delta.com tells you how many seats are taken, it DOES NOT show you how many tickets have been sold. There are almost always a fair number of people on an international flight that do not, for whatever reason, pre-assign their seats. Trying to divine potential changes in pricing by looking at the seat map is a waste of time. You might as well buy a magic 8-ball.
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Old Jan 10th, 2010, 08:16 AM
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Well this is interestiog. So I just called Delta. When you click on the 'view seats' EVERYTHING in the white box is OPEN. OPEN for sale. I asked the reprsenitive by row number, for instance row 51 back to 35 WIDE OPEN for sale as of today. So 'tg' , please call Delta and get your take on the discussion so we don't continue to confuse the poster. 800 2414141 I don't know how I just made my flights to Florida, D.C. and Germany last September. I thought it was by looking at 'view seats'. At 75, i'm confused quite a bit.
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Old Jan 10th, 2010, 09:06 AM
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I think you guys are talking at cross purposes. Yes, you can reserve any of those seats. But no, it does not mean that there are that many seats unsold. Many people do not have individual seats selected yet for various reasons, and even though you are given a choice of, for instance, thirty different available seats, that does not mean that thirty new people can buy tickets.
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Old Jan 10th, 2010, 10:48 AM
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Hi nikki; You mey be right. But, today, those seats are 'open'. My take is, many people are waiting for 'sales' and hope not to pay the current price. I have a special affinity for this poster. Our anniversary's are in the same year. Their 10th anniversary and our 50th. I will keep trying to help, but do not want to give false information. Plus, I will not denigrate any other person's opinion. Nor do I think that has happened. Richard
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Old Jan 10th, 2010, 03:19 PM
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Thank you Richard! You just made my night- I never would have guessed you are 75.
I hope you and your wife and planning something special for your 50th!
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Old Jan 10th, 2010, 06:00 PM
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Hi doodlebugg; Scandinavia in August. Have six others going, but my wife only knows of four. A little surprise. For our 40th I suprised her with 23 other people on board a cruise on the Rhine, including my two grandchildren. I made all the arrangements. Took two years. Disregard the little difference of opinion for your flight. But what I know is the seats that show up on the Delta site as 'availible' are 'open' to be booked. WWW.DELTA.COM Watch your question on flights here on a daily basis and you will see the flight fare for that day. Today for your dates was[$1300]. Too much I think, but very subjective. I didn't travel overseas until I was 55 and I was nervous on a number of things, including flights. But after 30 trips to Europe, my wife and I are in a state of tranquility. It's a tough decision to know when a price looks good and then book. That will be your call. But the info will be posted here.
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Old Jan 11th, 2010, 04:46 AM
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Wow- 23 people on a cruise?! That is impressive. Scandinavia sounds wonderful too.
I have traveled overseas only a few times- the last time was 2004 to Italy for 2 weeks- and this board was a huge resource for me! I enjoy booking everything myself- who needs a travel agent these days when all this info can be found online?!?
I too think 1300 is too much right now- I'm willing to wait it out.
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Old Jan 11th, 2010, 06:28 PM
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doodlebugg, let us know when you book your flights, then we can start talking about restaurants - so much fun!
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Old Jan 12th, 2010, 03:08 AM
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Hi; Today on kayak.com Aer Lingus was $928PP. But then when you go to the aerlingus.com site it was $886PP. Includes one stop, in Dublin.
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Old Jan 12th, 2010, 03:49 PM
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Sounds like a plan, Janiekins! We just booked our hotel today- btw- the apartment you are staying in looks LOVELY! I am still planning to wait out airfare- although Richard's tip of aerlingus is a good one.
I saw Air France is having a sale for April and May- we were originally planning our trip for May but I couldn't get the time off work then- direct flights in May are now $390 each way! BUMMER!
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Old Jan 18th, 2010, 03:29 AM
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Hi again; Today on www.aerlingus.com using your dates, 10th thru 15th of June the cost is $770PP. Richard
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Old Jan 18th, 2010, 05:26 AM
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Air France usually has a "sale" in the Spring, but it's just normal spring fares. Sometimes they really have a sale that is lower than normal, but usually it's just seasonal rates. Fares are ALWAYS cheaper in April/May than June-August. I saw AF's current sale, also, and the fares don't look cheap to me as they don't include taxes. 390*2=780 and if that's without taxes, they are usually another $150. Nothing new about that for Spring, in fact, that is a high Spring fare, not a great deal.
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Old Jan 25th, 2010, 05:01 AM
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Hi Richard-
I saw the fare sale on aerlingus- we're still watching the Air France fare- if they haven't discounted the direct flight fare by March- we'll book with Aerlingus or Iceland Air. I'm doing my best to be patient!
Has anyone here flown the Aerlingus route from Boston to Paris? Traveling there the layover is really short, but quite long on the way back- over 3 hours.
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Old Jan 25th, 2010, 05:19 AM
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Summer Airfares are above 2007, there is no way Im spending $300 more pp than 2007s 100 oil and booming economy fares. As far as Im concerned, they need me more than I need them*
















*At least thats the speech I gave my family this weekend
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Old Jan 25th, 2010, 07:21 AM
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We used the Bos-Dub-CDG route summer of 2009. No problems, yes it's a long layover, but I had the time in exchange for cheaper air-fare.

I would not hesitate to use Aer Lingus again. Why? It left on time, arrived on time, and bags made it too! I travel economy so there isn't much luxe, as long as I get to my destination, I'm usually happy.

Enjoy your travels,
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Old Mar 5th, 2010, 06:20 AM
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Hi; Don't know if you still need to book a flight, but Aerlingus.com has a fare today of $740 PP. [lv 6/10--rt 6/15] Richard
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Old Mar 5th, 2010, 08:06 AM
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Noooo! I paid $820 Bos to Paris for those dates yesterday! Don't tell me they went down or I will go mental!
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Old Mar 5th, 2010, 09:46 AM
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Fares change all the time, that isn't that big a difference ($80), if you go mental when a fare changes $80 over a European RT airfare, you shouldn't be in the game. I see fares go up and down like that all the time, daily, and if I wait a week sometimes they go back down.
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