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Jacquee4 Jan 8th, 2003 06:17 AM

Airfare to Italy- what do you think?
 
My husband &amp; I are looking to go to Italy from Newark, late August or early September &amp; the fares are sky high right now, between $1100 &amp; $1300. We are going to hold out &amp; see how low the rates go or maybe possibly use our One Pass miles. How low do you think the fares are likely to go? <BR><BR>Just asking...

Eye Spy Jan 8th, 2003 06:32 AM

Jacquee4: I'd hold out for a lower fare. There is bound to be more than one &quot;fare&quot; sale, especially on British Airways via London.

Dotti Jan 8th, 2003 07:03 AM

Do hold on a bit longer. We went to Italy 2 times in Sept. The first time we paid $748.00 and last year we paid $787.00. <BR>We are going to Spain in Sept and I am waiting for anything under $800.00. From past experience that should be in May or June....

Dori Jan 8th, 2003 07:40 AM

I agree with Dotti. I went to Italy last September from Chicago and couldn't find anything under $1,000. I looked for months. My travel agent was able to go through a consolidator that she uses, and I got my airfare for $780.

Ang Jan 8th, 2003 08:21 AM

I searched &amp; searched about 3 months before my late August trip flying into Athens and out of Venice, the lowest I was able to get out of JFK was $1100. The only way to bring it lower probably would be to fly into London, and then book with one of the many economy airlines that fly from London to Italy. I can't speak to the Sept rates though, they may come down. The best time would probably be to purchase in late May early June (3 months before).

Jim Jan 8th, 2003 09:07 AM

I had the same experience last year for June trip to Italy. After the first of the year, the fares were all around $1,000 USD PP. I kept checking Orbitz and other sites daily until I caught a sale by American Airlines and got the tickets for just under $600 each. The sale only lasted 2 days and then the fares went right back up. You have to be able to act quickly when you see something, it's worse than gambling on mortgage interest rates. <BR><BR>I think you should wait a while for August. Probably nothing but full fare right now, unless you want to fly before April 2003.

Marilyn Jan 9th, 2003 09:14 AM

Did you try www.tiss.com. We could get tickets for April around $700 from Denver. From Newark your fares should be more reasonable. M.

x Jan 9th, 2003 09:37 AM

Marilyn, that seems to be a bad link. Can you check?

JP Jan 9th, 2003 11:34 AM

TISS is now www.flights.com, but the old link should work, too.

Ira Jan 9th, 2003 11:54 AM

Hi Jacquee<BR> I found you a fare of $771 total from JFK to FCO in Iberia at http://airtravelcenter.com/indexb.html<BR> at 3:54 PM EST on 01/09/03.<BR> <BR> Go to the link at &quot;A Mix of...&quot;


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