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Any ideas on less expensive airfare from US to Spain in July?

Any ideas on less expensive airfare from US to Spain in July?

Feb 2nd, 2005, 02:15 PM
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Any ideas on less expensive airfare from US to Spain in July?

Does anyone know of a charter airline or other option to come up with a less expensive airfare to Madrid this July? I have checked all the major US carriers and Iberia and it appears that the best prices I can find are right around $1,000. I am hoping to find something cheaper.
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Feb 2nd, 2005, 02:16 PM
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Hi m,

From whence do you intend to depart?
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Feb 2nd, 2005, 03:02 PM
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get yourself to london any cheaper??
if so, take easy jet to valencia/madrid/barcelona ( about 100/150 euros round trip) and many other cities and get two vacations for the price of one.
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Feb 2nd, 2005, 03:48 PM
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In the last couple of years I've gone to Madrid from Newark in July. In those two ocassions the fares stayed around $1,000 until March when they came down to around $750, at which time I bought the ticket. They didn't go any lower than that, at least not on the nonstop from Newark in Continental.
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Feb 2nd, 2005, 08:02 PM
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July in high season. You either take what you can get now before most of the flights are booked, or you'll end up waiting to see what opens up. My advice, if you're looking for the least expensive tickets, is to contact a travel agent who deals with ticket consolidators. You'll find that these are the least expensive anytime of the year, if you can fly when they have a space available.
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Feb 3rd, 2005, 04:34 AM
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We will be departing from the Washington DC area. Dulles is usually best for international flights.
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Feb 3rd, 2005, 04:47 AM
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mossway1 --

I also live in DC area. I just did a search on kayak.com for airfare from IAD to Madrid (put in dates for July 1 to July 8) and go airfare starting at $550 (with a link to book at Orbitz). You might want to check out Kayak.

Also -- when I flew to Madrid, I flew roundtrip from DCA (not Dulles) via Newark.

Good luck.
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Feb 5th, 2005, 01:50 PM
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Thnks beanweb24. The fare you mentioned involves travel on Air Comet. I am curious if you have ever flown on this carrier.
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Feb 5th, 2005, 04:06 PM
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Sorry...I've never even *heard* of them! I did a brief search here on Air Comet and it looks like there is limited info and that it may be chartered by certain travel companies. Here's a link to the most (sadly) info I found on it:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threadselect.jsp?fid=2
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