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Aramis Nov 23rd, 2007 03:01 PM

Anyone want assistance finding airfares?
If anyone wants some research done on airfares, I might be able to point you to some pretty specific fares.

Not a travel agent but 12 years of planning and booking all my own world travels online has me with a stable of tricks and tools to sniff out low fares.

Rigarama Nov 23rd, 2007 03:03 PM

How about N. Europe to Fort Myers Fla., in mid-February. 2 adults, 2 kids



casanic Nov 23rd, 2007 03:17 PM

Would love help! Right now I'm in a "waiting mode", hoping prices go down in January. I need airfare from Newark to Rome on 5/31 with a return from Milan to EWR on 6/13--

thanks for any assistance--


Aramis Nov 23rd, 2007 04:53 PM


Pretty specific - which is good for me to search with, but it makes real deal finding tough.

If you can leave from JFK Aer Lingus is showing $981 with a stop in Dublin.

If you need EWR,it's about $1270
or $1143 if you can move your dates 1 day forward

Aramis Nov 23rd, 2007 04:58 PM


That is a little too vague.

One way? Northern Europe is pretty large. Name an airport and a radius to consider other airports.

txjewel Nov 23rd, 2007 05:08 PM

Aramis, I am planning a trip to London from Houston 7/8/08 to 7/22/08. In your experience when is the best time to book the airfare? I noticed that last week Continental's fares were cheaper than this week. Thanks!

Brahmama Nov 23rd, 2007 10:03 PM

I have a challenge for you.
IST to Cappadocia
Cap to IST
IST to Bucharest

(No flight needed between Bucharest & Prague - going on the train)

This is for May. Thanks for offering.

Rigarama Nov 24th, 2007 12:32 AM

As far as I can tell there are few direct international flights to Ft Myers.

I live in Riga, Latvia and while there is a weekly Uzbek Air connection to NY, I accept that I will need to fly to a European hub before heading West.

Paris, Frankfurt, Heathrow etc. are all within three hours of here thus giving some flexibility at this end.

The trip will be return, with one week in US.



ira Nov 24th, 2007 04:54 AM

Hi Cas, has JFK/Rome-Milan/JFK for your dates on Iberia - 1 stop - for $943.


ekscrunchy Nov 24th, 2007 05:04 AM


I would love your help!

We are two. Depart April 26, Saturday, from JFK to Naples.

Return Naples to JFK on Sunday May 4.

We want routings that require only one connection.

Preferably partners of either Air France or Iberia.

Do not need the absolute cheapest fare..looking for relatively good price and good connections.

Aramis Nov 24th, 2007 05:12 AM


How is this for $839 US:

Air Baltic Corporation SIA Flight BT601 on a Boeing 737
Departs Riga, Latvia (RIX) Fri, Feb 8 7:00a 2 hrs 30 min
Arrives Brussels, Belgium (BRU) 8:30a

US Airways Flight US751 on a Boeing 767
Departs Brussels, Belgium (BRU) Fri, Feb 8 12:50p 9 hrs 0 min
Arrives Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 3:50p

US Airways Flight US1069 on a Boeing 737
Departs Philadelphia, PA (PHL) Fri, Feb 8 6:00p 3 hrs 13 min
Arrives Fort Myers, FL (RSW) 9:13p

US Airways Flight US1928 on a Boeing 737
Departs Fort Myers, FL (RSW) Thur, Feb 14 4:30p 2 hrs 41 min
Arrives Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 7:11p

US Airways Flight US706 on a Boeing 767
Departs Philadelphia, PA (PHL) Thur, Feb 14 8:40p 8 hrs 15 min
Arrives Munich, Germany (MUC) Fri, Feb 15 10:55a

Air Baltic Corporation SIA Flight BT222 on a Boeing 737
Departs Munich, Germany (MUC) Fri, Feb 15 2:25p 2 hrs 10 min
Arrives Riga, Latvia (RIX)

Aramis Nov 24th, 2007 05:25 AM


I can't see anything better than about $945 on Iberia itself - bookable through Expedia, Iberia, etc. directly;

7:05 pm Depart New York (JFK)
Arrive Naples (NAP) 12:35 pm tip+1 day Sat 26-Apr
Iberia Iberia 6250 / 8556 Connect in Madrid (MAD)

1:10 pm Depart Naples (NAP)
Arrive New York (JFK) 8:30 pm Sun 4-May
Iberia Iberia 8557 / 6253 Connect in Madrid (MAD)

Aramis Nov 24th, 2007 05:29 AM


6 segments and no dates?

Are you trying to make me have a seizure?

Your request is more than a challenge and I don't think my resources are up to it, you r trip is probably the poster child for a travel agent.

If you can be more specific I can at least give you something to compare to.

Brahmama Nov 24th, 2007 06:12 AM

Dear Aramis,
It is overwhelming, isn't it! THat's why I turned to you.
I can only find 4 segments and if I try for 5, it spits it out.

Here are the dates:

May 4 DFW to CAI
May 9 CAI to IST

May 9 IST to CAP(This is the hard part for me - getting to Cappadocia on the 9th in the late morning/early afternoon)
Returning May 12 CAP to IST

May 16 IST to BUH
May 29 PRG to DFW

Maybe this will help a bit.

Aramis Nov 24th, 2007 06:29 AM


Would you leave Cairo at 4;10 a.m.?

That gets you into Istanbul at about 9;)) and then Turkish Airlines can get you to Erkilet (closest airport to Cappadocia) on a 1;15 flight that arrives at 2:20 p.m.m

Do you have a budget for this because - yikes it is going to be up there.

Rigarama Nov 24th, 2007 09:01 AM

Looks good. Thanks a lot.


Brahmama Nov 24th, 2007 09:02 AM

Yes....I know.....But we have to get there.

4:10 AM YIKES! I don't think so. I don't dare even mention that to my DH! He thinks I'm crazy for trying to work Cappadocia in here but I had to try.

Thanks for trying!

Aramis Nov 24th, 2007 09:31 AM


If you want other dates, I can see if the cost goes up or not, and I can get you specific booking codes to give to a travel agent. Let me know.

I never thought my first "success" would be Riga - Ft. Myers!

lauraallais Nov 24th, 2007 10:07 AM

I have an airfare question. I'm looking for flights to Paris in May (from N. California). I keep hearing about a price dip in January. Does this dip really happen, or should I buy now?

Thanks much,

Cimbrone Nov 24th, 2007 10:12 AM

This is a very nice offer! If you know the tricks you say you do, this could prove to be the longest thread in Fodor's history.

How about Zurich to Brussels on the afternoon of 2 August 2008, returning on the evening of 3 August?

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