Anyone want assistance finding airfares?

Nov 24th, 2007, 10:19 AM
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Aramis that is very kind of you! I figured that the IBeria flights from JFK to Naples with connection in Madrid would be the best and you confirmed that! The price of $945....do you think I ought to book that now?

I will take a look at the flights just to make sure about the connection times.....

Many many thanks!!



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Nov 24th, 2007, 12:37 PM
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Hi A,

What can you come up with for

ATL/ZRH May 14
CDG/ATL June 6
Nonstop both ways?

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Nov 24th, 2007, 12:56 PM
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Aramis..

The only glitch I see with those Iberia flights from JFK to Naples are that there is a connection time of 1 hour 10 minutes on the return through Madrid...and that new airport is BIG!

YOur thoughts on this?

Most appreciative of your assistance!
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Nov 24th, 2007, 01:03 PM
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My sister and my 80 year old mother are looking at traveling to Italy in July from Detroit. My son and I will meet them there and will be flying from Idaho or SLC. Any help would be appreciated....
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Nov 24th, 2007, 01:05 PM
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Aramis,

Doubt that you can help with mine..
AVL/CDG 4/15
CDG/AVL 4/30

Thanks.........
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Nov 24th, 2007, 01:32 PM
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I'm looking for flights to Croatia around June 23rd - July 2nd, for my family, 6 in all, into Split and out of Dubrovnik. The best price I've found is over $1500. Any suggestions for a lower fare would be appreciated! Thanks
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Nov 24th, 2007, 01:40 PM
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BMAD: You do not mention your departure point.

BonnieM: You do not mention which city in Italy.
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Nov 24th, 2007, 01:41 PM
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Sorry about that, it's EWR.

Thanks!
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Nov 24th, 2007, 01:41 PM
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A pitch in along the lines of Aramis' sentiments - anyone out there coming to Europe can use a long haul operator to get to any European hub then use Skycscanners.com to get to obscure places in Europe VERY cheaply.

Skyscanners is a site that integrates with most low cost flight companies and frequently directs you to return flight for less than 70 euros.

Good luck everyone
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Nov 24th, 2007, 03:01 PM
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I just got a $707 fare from San Francisco to Rome in March from airlineconsolidator.com I think this is an outstanding fare. One stop in Frankfurt but only 1:40 hours between connections and the total flight time is 13 hours.

Thought someone might want to check this out.
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Nov 24th, 2007, 05:09 PM
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We are looking at either FCO or FLR sometime in July and spending most time in Tuscany (from SLC and DTW)
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Nov 24th, 2007, 05:32 PM
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Hey Aramis, lots of enquiries! You already helped me but I didn't have my specific dates and now I do. May 29th Toronto to Athens returning June 16th. What do you think?
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Nov 24th, 2007, 05:37 PM
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Nov 25th, 2007, 05:53 AM
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Cimbrone:

It doesn't look like there are any discount carriers on this route so pricing seems high and rpobably consistently high, at about $370 US.

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Nov 25th, 2007, 05:58 AM
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ira:

Right now I can get $1056 on Delta - nonstop - you can book it on Expedia.

For one stop, you can take Air Canada through Toronto at about $950
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Nov 25th, 2007, 06:01 AM
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eks:

1:10 is a little tight, but since it is all on Iberia and through their home airport, I would do it.

They posted the connection so they are obliged to complete, albeit on a later flight if something delays the flight out of Naples.
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Nov 25th, 2007, 06:07 AM
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gracejoan:

$937 on Delta
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Nov 25th, 2007, 06:08 AM
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I would love help- but i am using Alitalia frequent flyer miles. Newark, NJ or JFK both ways.
3/23 to Rome or Venice
3/31 return from the one I didnt fly into.
Thanks!!
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Nov 25th, 2007, 06:09 AM
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I can fly Continental, too
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Nov 25th, 2007, 06:18 AM
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markrosy is correct about Skyscanner being the best place to search for connecting flights within Europe - it is Skyscanner.net, not .com though.

Here is how it works - you book the cheapest flight you can into London, Paris Frankfurt, whatever - you have to be creative and look around - and then look for flights from you
selected European landing hub to where you want to go.

I have even chosen where i was going to go based on the results of flights found on Skyscanner.net

Be careful about arport changes, however, a lot of the budget European flights are out of secondary airports and changing airports can be a hassle. however, if there is budget flight on the routs, there is often enough competition to keep the price down on the primary airlines for the route - skyscanner does a good job in showing primary carriers too, but you might want to double check with the carriers site or Expedia directly.

Also, booking your flights this way effectively gives you a FREE stopover in your hub city. Book your flight into and out of London and you can stop for however long you want in London before taking your London - wherever intra-European flight.
This will very often turn out to be the cheapest way to get somewhere in Europe from N. America.

One final caveat - once you break up your flights, the carriers are no longer responsible for getting you out on the next flight. If your skyscanner booked flight is late and you miss your London - home connection a s aresult, you are going to have to dance with the london-home carrier about how you are to get back. Plan accordingly if you do this and leave long layover times.
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