cheap airfare

Jan 16th, 2007, 06:12 PM
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cheap airfare

My daughter is going to rome on June 30-(has to be there by 7/1) and returning on 8/10/07. she will be leaving from Fll/Mia. All airfares I see now are over $1200-anyone got any ideas for a cheaper airfare? appreciate the help
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Jan 16th, 2007, 06:16 PM
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Go to www.kayak.com and see if Lufthansa has flights connecting in/out for under 800, becuase i booked a similar trip for 614 TODAY.

Good luck!
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Jan 17th, 2007, 07:39 AM
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tried kayak along with others yesterday but didn't see anything under 1200-1500. am I doing something wrong? should I try going into another city other than Rome and then fly between? thanks for your help
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Jan 17th, 2007, 09:33 AM
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Looks like the fare sale ended, but I would keep looking once per day as the rates change on a daily basis.
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Jan 17th, 2007, 10:36 AM
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Can she fly into Rome on United..might have to be routed through IAD..they are having a sale supposedly.
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Jan 17th, 2007, 10:38 AM
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here's another possibility: Continental to EWR where there is a sale on for flights to Cologne; Cologne to Rome on GermanWings
www.skyscanner.net
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Jan 17th, 2007, 10:41 AM
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Check out Lufthansa. I saw some great deals to Europe on their site. Philadelphia to Frankfurt for $175!
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Jan 17th, 2007, 10:53 AM
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KEEP IN MIND, that you are going at the peak of summer tourist travel --- both ways -- and $1200 fare is about right for that time of year. You might get down to a 1000 but don't count on much less.
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Jan 17th, 2007, 11:07 AM
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Hi Fl,

Also try www.mopbissimo.com.

I think that you will see lower fares toward end of Feb.

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Jan 17th, 2007, 12:12 PM
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thanks for all the helpful hints-I will try them all. IRA-do you really think I should wait to book? I'm afraid they will only go up? thanks again
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Jan 17th, 2007, 12:26 PM
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I have heard from many agents that this year is unprecedentetd, in re: fares going UP this time of year (for flights in spring/summer) as opposed to down.
I usually book 3 to 6 months out... and find the closer to 3 months I get, the lower the fares are getting.. this year, they've jsut gone up up and up! And UP! (flying SFO-ATH in May, ret. June) - I just stopped the gamble, and booked a flight last week. More than I want to spend, but indeed, the very next day the same flight (on BA) was over $400 MORE than what I had booked the night before.
FYI, anyone traveling to Athens in mid May (specifically around 20-24, which is when we are flying -) there is a big world cup football (OK, soccer ;-) championship happening in Athens then - hotels will go UP in price as will airfare to ATH... so my advice is book now.
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Jan 17th, 2007, 07:37 PM
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It does seem crazy I keep looking for DCA(BWI/IAD) - Rome Mar 8-18 and it seems so overpriced.
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Jan 18th, 2007, 07:12 AM
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Hi FL,

That should have been www.mobissimo.com

I wouldn't buy a $1200 ticket now.

I think that if you watch fares through the end of Feb you have a 50/50 chance of saving 300 or losing 100.



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