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Has anyone figured out an effecient way to get from Dallas (DFW) to Barcelona? The logistics look terrible!

Has anyone figured out an effecient way to get from Dallas (DFW) to Barcelona? The logistics look terrible!

Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:37 PM
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OK...how early can you arrive at Gatwick?

EasyJet has FOUR flights per day from LGW N/S to BCN (not Girona)
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:38 PM
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Sorry..should have asked if a flight to LGW is even an option for you.
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:45 PM
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Y'all are so incredibly helpful!!! However, I learned two years ago not to book flights before school starts, so I'll have to come back to our hints in a couple of weeks. (My son had to miss a very cool class trip because we had already booked a vacation that conflicted; jeez, I'm sure the school didn't realize that some nutty moms booked trips 10 months in advance!)
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:48 PM
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misseypie-

If you go to AA.com and click "AA & OneWorld" option, and also "1-stop or less" option, you should be able to get the DFW-LGW-BCN flights.

If you pick "AA and all carriers" option, you'll get more convenient flights, but since the other carriers are usually un-related to AA, you get slapped with a much more expensive ticket and no miles on AA.

Good luck. I'd love to fly to BCN some day from DFW, but have been hesitant because of your same concerns (takes too long to get there and too expensive)!
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:54 PM
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I know it isn't during Spring Break (April?) but the EasyJet flights in March '07 are running about 20 Euros (before taxes).
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:02 PM
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We're actually looking at departing March 9 and returning March 18th.
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:05 PM
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Orbitz shows an AA/Swiss combo for $796.

Depart DFW, on Saturday at 3:05 p.m. on AA flight 38, arrive at ZRH at 6:50 a.m. the next morning, then take Swiss Air flight 4756 (operated by Spanair) at 9:30 a.m. and arrive BCN at 11:10 a.m.

The return leg on Sunday is Swiss Air 4757 (operated by Spanair) departing BCN at 7:10, arriving ZRH at 8:50 a.m., then connecting with AA flight 37, departing 11:10 a.m. and arriving at DFW at 3:35 p.m.

The same itinerary at the same price is available for a Friday through Sunday trip if you can get to the airport after lunch on Friday.

To check these out, use the DFW/BCN search on Orbitz, then click on the 1 stop option for American. You'll have to scroll down four or five selections before you find this one because it is $2 more than AA's cheapest one stop option, but it does show up.
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:10 PM
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missypie-

By punching your dates on AA.com (and limiting to OneWorld partners and 1-stop itin), I got DFW-LGW-BCN on AA then BA. However, on the return flight, all the options require you to fly back to London the night before, then take the morning flight out of London back to DFW. The price I got (economy) is $942.60 all-in, per person.
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:13 PM
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Quick look at Expedia and it look slike you can get that for around $820 per ticket
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:16 PM
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missypie - without having read through all the responses (I'm too lazy, right now!)I found on aa.com DFW - JFK on American, then JFK - BCN on Delta and back again with great times. The round trip price was $1089. That's not too bad for spring break. Just a thought....hope it helps
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:17 PM
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Well, I see you specified dates after I posted, and I was actually looking one week later. Nonetheless, it looks like you can do that same deal on the dates you were looking at, although there is a discrepancy on the time between flights on the DFW-ZRH-BCN leg (for some reason, it shows one hour less, for only 1 hr 40 min) on these dates, rather than 2 hr 40 for the next week.
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:23 PM
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twk's $796 routing looks like the best although that seems a bit high for a spring fare. I recall $500 (all in)last year for that market but probably with poor flight times.

I guess we're all hot and bored? missypie has a whole team of travel agents at her disposal as long as it's 100 F and we can't leave the house!
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:24 PM
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Easyjet
Gatwick to Barcelona 10th March : £26.37
Barcelona to Gatwick 18th March : £31.37

BA
Dallas to Gatwick 9th-March to 18th March £360

Total is equivalent to 785USD including all taxes & other charges
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:28 PM
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Unless I did something wrong, I found a $760 fare through Frankfurt on United/Luth.on orbitz.com for your dates.
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:29 PM
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Only 32 in my neck of the woods - in C of course!

Have just read back on the thread and it is so funny - here we are googling and expediaing away!
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:31 PM
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After another look, the best deal on orbitz appears to be $796 on Swiss/AA. The United fare involves a "sleep over" in Germany.
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:34 PM
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O.K. everyone -- let's stay on track --she's looking for short, convenient routings, only one stop.
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:43 PM
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The routing I found was 1 stop with a couple of hours layover - only a nonstop would be better.
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:46 PM
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Sounds like a a lot of frustration checking schedules on the internet.
CALL Lufthansa AND American Airlines AND possible British Airways....
From Dallas it is easy and I believe you would only have two flights to Barcelona. Just make sure they are at the same airport in Europe.. It would be for sure in Frankfurt, not sure about the others. Those agents are there to help you with these questions. There are Certainly several non stops to Europe from Dallas!
(if there is a non stop Continental Newark to Barcelona, make sure it is not a 757...way to tight for that long!)
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:48 PM
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Check out seatguru for seating plans!


You are right it is too hot - but I think the temp should lower tonight in my neck of the woods
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