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Aug 7th, 2002, 04:55 AM
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Aug 7th, 2002, 05:07 AM
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This past Christmas (December 22rd to be exact) my wife and I were flying from DFW to Salt Lake to visit my mother. As often happens with flights to Utah this time of year, the geniuses at American Airlines oversold the flight, and I don't mean by a little bit but A LOT (our neareast estimate was at least 15 seats, probably more)! Of course, I have had numerous problems getting seats to Utah this time of year, so was very reluctant to give up our seats, so the bidding went up, $400 in vouchers 1st class up-grade, $500 in vouchers 1st class up-grade, this is when we got on the plane. After finding out seats (seperated of course, because American is a bunch of idiots that can't seem to put husband and wife together), they came over the intercom telling us the tragic tale of the Johnson family, a big Mormon family of six children that could not all get on this flight, they needed only two more volunteers-the price, $1000 in vouchers, 1st class upgrade leaving on a flight at 8am the next day (it was about 8pm now). My wife looked at me, yelled across two rows "I am not in THAT big a hurry to visit my mother in law" and I yelled SOLD!

Needless to say, my mom got over us getting in about 12 hours late, and we went to Europe with airfare paid this year (and enough voucher left over for another domestic trip later this fall).
 
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Aug 7th, 2002, 06:40 AM
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I just booked a flight to Madrid for $418. What a deal!
 
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Aug 7th, 2002, 07:06 AM
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A two week holiday for two to Fuerteventura in the Canaries, May 2002, flight, accommodation etc. for £1 on a holiday auction website!! Couldn't believe that we were going for 50p per person but it was all perfect!
 
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Aug 7th, 2002, 07:33 AM
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1. Chicago to Paris to London to Chicago Jan 2002 398.00 per person total. American Airlines
2. Chicago to Amsterdam round trip Oct 2002 299.00 per person total. Kuwait Airlines
 
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Aug 7th, 2002, 08:09 AM
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$299 flight JFK to Zurich, including 7 nights in a hotel in Montreaux, breakfast and dinner every day, 3 bus trips to 3 different ski resorts, 1 bus trip to Bern for a day. OK, so it was 30 years ago while in college, but even then, it was a great deal!
 
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Aug 7th, 2002, 08:16 AM
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We got two vouchers from United for travel anywhere in the continental U.S. for getting bumped to a flight one hour later from Maui to Honolulu. We still had plenty of time to make our scheduled connecting flight from Honolulu to Denver. Just meant waiting an extra hour in Maui instead of an extra hour in Honolulu - still got home at the same time. Used the vouchers for two tickets to Florida the next year.
 
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Aug 7th, 2002, 08:17 AM
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Family trip to ski.Tickets were cheap enough and then the agent asked if I would like to fly first class. I said of course but can't afford to. She said they had a special on--$4 each!! Icould handle that!
 
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Aug 7th, 2002, 08:29 AM
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I have found I was able to buy open jaw tickets for a trip to Italy this fall cheaper than round trip which is allowing me to less commuting travel during my trip. I bought direct from US Air over the phone and it was substansally cheper than Travelocity, Orbitz, Expedia or even the US Air.com.
 
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Aug 7th, 2002, 08:51 AM
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1) One bedroom Paris apartment with full kitchen, $200 a week
2) FFmiles on AWA, gift cert and credit voucher on AMR, so r/t airfare to Paris from Phoenix was $267
3) Once got bumped up to first class when flight was overbooked. Of course, all of first class was filled with other bumpees, so I wasn't surrounded by the rich and famous.
 
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Aug 7th, 2002, 09:18 AM
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When Virgin Airlines first started up Boston- London we got a $99 each way fare...

The Boston Herald made an error in an ad and the airline honored it for that 1 day until they could print the correction in the naxt days paper (we stayed on the phone on hold for about 3 hours). 5 friends and I went to LA for 75 dollars round trip (about 1990).



 
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Aug 7th, 2002, 09:24 AM
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Well Mr. maybe some are not as fortunate to have traveled all over and we just might be asking the same questions because we are traveling for the first time. But thanks anyway. Obviously you are too important to help us ...
 
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Aug 7th, 2002, 09:24 AM
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FEBRUARY 1999 LONDON TRIP: 6 nights hotel, airfare, transfers, daily breakfast, and 1 theatre ticket for $399/person!

FEBRUARY 2000: Round trip plane tickets New Jersey - Rio de Janeiro (high season, a week before Carnaval)
$500 (bought through a consolidator)
 
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Aug 7th, 2002, 09:52 AM
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Two years ago in early April: Boston to Brussels, then returning to Boston from Paris, for $268 (several airlines)
 
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Aug 7th, 2002, 09:58 AM
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Booked a roundtrip from D.C. to Milan $371 for this October... and it's direct!
 
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Aug 7th, 2002, 12:14 PM
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carolync: who did you get the fare with?
 
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Aug 7th, 2002, 12:51 PM
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$280 RT Boston-Rome in feb.
 
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Aug 7th, 2002, 02:00 PM
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You had to ask the question after I had about 4 glasses of wine at a hotel in Miami and so here I am remembering no great travel deals but instead a wingback chair from Pier 1 Imports which they told me would never go on sale and I finally found for 25% off but the clerk took the price for the wrong chair and it ended up being more like 50% off and I took it before they realized their mistake. Sorry - not too many fatanbulous travel deals except the summer deal to Brussels many years ago. Anne, Love, Teeny, David - as a professional shopper, you're just making me feel BAD!!!
 
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Aug 8th, 2002, 06:58 AM
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Aug 8th, 2002, 07:26 AM
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I have just booked a flight in September on United from Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Milan for $545. Have your travel agent contact a consolidator or go on the internet to contact one yourself.
 
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