Anyone want assistance finding airfares?

Nov 23rd, 2007, 03:01 PM
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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.

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Nov 23rd, 2007, 03:03 PM
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How about N. Europe to Fort Myers Fla., in mid-February. 2 adults, 2 kids

Thanks

Tim
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Nov 23rd, 2007, 03:17 PM
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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--

cindy
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Nov 23rd, 2007, 04:53 PM
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casanic;

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
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Nov 23rd, 2007, 04:58 PM
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Rigarama;

That is a little too vague.

One way? Northern Europe is pretty large. Name an airport and a radius to consider other airports.
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Nov 23rd, 2007, 05:08 PM
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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!
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Nov 23rd, 2007, 10:03 PM
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Aramis,
I have a challenge for you.
DFW to CAI
CAI to IST
IST to Cappadocia
Cap to IST
IST to Bucharest
PRG to DFW

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

This is for May. Thanks for offering.
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Nov 24th, 2007, 12:32 AM
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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.

Thanks

Tim
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Nov 24th, 2007, 04:54 AM
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Hi Cas,

www.kayak.com has JFK/Rome-Milan/JFK for your dates on Iberia - 1 stop - for $943.

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Nov 24th, 2007, 05:04 AM
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Aramis:

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.

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Nov 24th, 2007, 05:12 AM
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Rigarama;

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)
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Nov 24th, 2007, 05:25 AM
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eks:

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)
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Nov 24th, 2007, 05:29 AM
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Brahmama:

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.
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Nov 24th, 2007, 06:12 AM
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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.
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Nov 24th, 2007, 06:29 AM
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Brahmama:

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.

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Nov 24th, 2007, 09:01 AM
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Looks good. Thanks a lot.

Tim
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Nov 24th, 2007, 09:02 AM
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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!
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Nov 24th, 2007, 09:31 AM
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Rigarama;

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!
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Nov 24th, 2007, 10:07 AM
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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,
Laura
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Nov 24th, 2007, 10:12 AM
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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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