Europe-21 days in September 2014

Old Apr 1st, 2014, 03:13 PM
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Open-jaw ticket is actually more expensive in our case. We have done the math buddy.

Not all situation are created equally.

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Old Apr 1st, 2014, 03:23 PM
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<<We have done the math buddy.>>

I'm not your buddy, and you won't be getting any further suggestions from me. You've overstayed your welcome here.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2014, 05:23 AM
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<You've overstayed your welcome here.>

speak for yourself everyone is welcome here and who are you to say otherwise? - ignore that comment and keep asking questions - folks without attitude will give great answers.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2014, 06:22 AM
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I'm having trouble understanding not booking return flight being cost effective, but then I'll be the first to admit I don't know everything!

We have had extremely good luck booking apartments in Europe and the States through www.vrbo.com Everything we've gotten with them has been exactly as expected. We are also looking into, and impressed with, www.sabbatical.com We haven't had the chance to book with them yet, but plan to in the future. You can book 3-4 night stays with both these websites.

While I love Munich, I can't imagine staying there during Oktoberfest! The crowds will be horrendous. And everything will cost a lot more. I agree that if you just want to experience Oktoberfest, stay in Salzburg and day trip to Munich. Salzburg is wonderful and there are great day trips out of there as well.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2014, 12:59 PM
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Open-jaw ticket is actually more expensive in our case. We have done the math buddy.

Not all situation are created equally>

St-Cirq was only trying to be helpful in case you did not do the math - most of the time two one ways are about twice as expensive as an open-jaw ticket.

Yours is the anomaly. She/he was just trying to be helpful - again don't be scared away by rudeness and keep asking questions!
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Old Apr 4th, 2014, 09:22 AM
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While I love Munich, I can't imagine staying there during Oktoberfest! The crowds will be horrendous. And everything will cost a lot more. I agree that if you just want to experience Oktoberfest, stay in Salzburg and day trip to Munich>

I based in Garmisch once and took the about hour train ride into Octoberfest, which is right by a minor S-Bahn station that is a short walk from the Oktoberfest grounds.
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Old Apr 4th, 2014, 12:34 PM
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PalenQ, I've heard it's a good place, too, just haven't been there yet. Only know I would never stay in Munich during Oktoberfest!
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Old Apr 4th, 2014, 02:38 PM
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I commuted once to Oktoberfest from Stuttgart and on the whole there were lots of Leiderhosen-clad guys with their insignas as to their groups on shirts and hats - fine going over but coming back the train was full of drunk and half-drunken younger folk, mainly guys and some vomiting!
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Old Jun 6th, 2014, 08:59 AM
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One way from Berlin to SFO $339 per person

That is a robbery. IMHO
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Old Jun 6th, 2014, 10:22 AM
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I've been in Munich during Oktoberfest and I didn't think it was all that crowded. A lot depends on what part of town you are in.
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Old Jun 6th, 2014, 10:38 AM
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>>One way from Berlin to SFO $339 per person

That is a robbery. IMHO<<

Did you leave out a digit? Because $339 is EXTREMELY low!! But why the heck are you talking about one way tickets?

Open Jaw (called multi-city on many websites) will usually be about the same as R-T . . . or or sometimes a little less or a little more. But because of the convenience even if a little more expensive, open jaw is almost always worth it.

You may be $$$$$ ahead to cancel your one-way booking and re-book open jaw.
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Old Jun 6th, 2014, 10:47 AM
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>>>vishalmodi on Apr 1, 14 at 6:13pm
Open-jaw ticket is actually more expensive in our case. We have done the math buddy.

Not all situation are created equally.<<<

Seriously doubt that's the case. Sounds like the OP is using points or FF miles or doesn't understand how to use multicity booking.

>>>vishalmodi on Feb 26, 14 at 9:53pm
i dont get it. air bnb has apts for less than 100 a night.<<<

There have been a lot of reported issues with airbnb in Italy (as in rip-off). Also, the rates seem to be listed for one person only. A fee is added for additional people.
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Old Jun 6th, 2014, 10:49 AM
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OP appears to be naive beyond belief on several counts.
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Old Jun 6th, 2014, 06:35 PM
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"I've been in Munich during Oktoberfest and I didn't think it was all that crowded. A lot depends on what part of town you are in."

I agree. The hotel prices are crazy but otherwise things aren't that different.
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