Cheap airfares to munich this summer?

Mar 25th, 2004, 11:19 AM
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Cheap airfares to munich this summer?

I am traveling to Munich in late July this year. Right now, airfares are around $1300.00. Ouch! If I wait, will airfares come down? Or is the fact that the dollar is weak causing problems. any leads on a deal?

Thanks!
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Mar 25th, 2004, 11:39 AM
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Ouch! I wouldn't pay that much ever. Can you change your travel dates a bit, maybe a few days forward or back? Summer is peak travel season but that's an outrageous fare. Where are you traveling from?
 
Mar 25th, 2004, 11:42 AM
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Where are you traveling from, and what are your dates of travel?
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Mar 25th, 2004, 11:50 AM
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I am hoping to travel on July 17 through July 24 from Phoenix, AZ (PHX) to Munich.

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Mar 25th, 2004, 11:50 AM
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It's really difficult to comment on airfares if you don't say what is the origination city, nor the duration of the trip (for example, leave on Monday, return four days later will almost always be over $1000, from anywhere in North America).

Try http://airtravelcenter.com/onetrav.htm

For the arbitrary dates of July 22-29, they have Chicago at $953, Washington for $817, $1060 for Phoenix.

You might find it necessary to look into another gateway city in Europe, and then, one of the low cost intra-Europe airlines (plus train or car) to get you to Munich more cheaply.

I might also recommend the Cheap Flights forum of www.eurotrip.com - - they focus on more or less nothing BUT ... well... Cheap Flights!

Best wishes,

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Mar 25th, 2004, 11:52 AM
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Obviously, we were posting at exactly the same time - - how bizarre, that I picked PHX out of the blue, as an example of a western city!
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Mar 25th, 2004, 11:56 AM
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Try Lufthansa?
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Mar 25th, 2004, 11:59 AM
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try cheapair.com - they have a full list of pretty good fares.
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Mar 25th, 2004, 12:17 PM
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Traveling on Saturdays will sometimes cost you a premium of $100, maybe even $200 , but right now, prices do NOT look good for you; best I've found so far is $1060 for Saturdays, $1031 for July 14-21.

Any chance you have FF miles for domestic free travel? NYC can be had for $816, maybe other cities have some lower fares.

And my suggestion for another gateway may not have much value in this situation; even Ryanair has nothing much better than 98 GBP (about $180) for RT LON-Salzburg (their closest airport).

Diligently watching - - and I do mean diligently - - twice a day, for the next 45 days, might get you $100 under this $1060. This will not seem worth it to a lot of people.
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Mar 25th, 2004, 12:33 PM
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brollend:
UsAir through Charlotte is consistently coming up with the best price for these dates at $1013, either directly on their website or through cheaptickets.com.
I agree with Rex-flying in and out on a Friday or Saturday costs extra--can you leave or return a couple of days earlier? This may save up to $200 total!
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