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Flight deals Lax/ Madrid/Jerez Need help plz.

Flight deals Lax/ Madrid/Jerez Need help plz.

Jan 29th, 2011, 08:06 AM
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Flight deals Lax/ Madrid/Jerez Need help plz.

I have a pal going from Los Angeles area to Jerez and back.
Perhaps some of the more expert Fodorite flyers have suggestions or a secret to getting something at the lowest price.

1. Dates are not flexible. Airports in LA are flexible.
She needs to leave L.A. Thur 2/24/11 (anytime.. earlier is better though)
Return to L.A. 3/13 Sunday anytime...

I found a decent deal $702.00 online with Continental for just the La to Madrid part.

Am I missing something I thought we could get this under $700.00?
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Jan 29th, 2011, 08:48 AM
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Hi Amsdom,

I played a bit with those dates and logistics and I don't get anything much better. Actually, the Continental flight to MAD when you add the taxes is $792. A R/T on Iberia on those dates from MAD to Jerez is around $145.
Another option I priced was through Iberia website, takes you from LAX to MAD via NY on AA and then connect with Iberia to Jerez. That's $962 all in.

I haven't been tracking Madrid airline prices this year but can tell you that last year I paid the most I have ever paid to go to Madrid in the summer. With oil prices going up, I can't see prices going down too much.
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Jan 29th, 2011, 09:07 AM
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Is that with or without taxes? Air France has a decent price of $657 roundtrip, but once you add in all the taxes and fees, it shoots up to $810.
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Jan 29th, 2011, 10:21 AM
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Yes, is that the total price? If it is, personally that seems like quite a good deal especially coming from the west coast.

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Jan 29th, 2011, 01:16 PM
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see if Sevilla is any better. you have the high speed train from Sevilla to Jerez.
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Jan 29th, 2011, 01:20 PM
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sorry.. not a high speed train.. but an hour on several.
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Jan 30th, 2011, 11:54 AM
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Thanks all....I have shared with her..She is going to Jerez for the feb flamenco festival and will be taking class on a budget....but so envious lucky for her.

Surfergirl you are right taxes extra !


I appreciate all your comments. I does appear that tax
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Jan 30th, 2011, 12:03 PM
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Whoops fat fingers, thanks again...yes $702 was too good to be tru that w/out taxes...

I did learn that Continental allows Amex points but ONLY through August when that will discontinue...

Thanks again all.
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Jan 30th, 2011, 12:39 PM
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on iberia.com it looks like around 890 or 900 incl. taxes.lax-jerez
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Jan 31st, 2011, 01:26 PM
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In that case, I'd just go with Air France and be done with it! AND you get to go through Paris, such a deal!

The reason I even looked at Air France is because that's how we went, but flew LAX to CDG, then Paris to Lisbon -- then took the train back up to Paris, with stops in Madrid and Barcelona.

The flamenco festival sounds like a LOT of fun!
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Feb 1st, 2011, 06:51 PM
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I have not been to Jerez. Alot of my friend (not all are pros) go every single year. One just goes for the fun f it and stays with the others who take class, cooking fresh meals she buys at the local market while the others are out. Usually though it is cold and rainy in Feb there at least that is what I am told. This is a time when alot of great flamenco dancers perform and others teach grpup classes and the flocks of international students arrive from everywhere...would love to go sometime too.

Hanl are you listening to me???
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