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Feb 8th, 2012, 12:33 PM
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Is there a cheaper day to fly into Italy? Rome or Venice???

Wondering if one day of the week is cheaper to fly out of the US (DC or NY) into either Rome or Venice.
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Feb 8th, 2012, 12:44 PM
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I've sometimes found that midweek (Tues-Wed) fares are a bit better than weekend, but saving $30-50 on a $900 ticket isn't enough for me to sacrifice my preferred schedule, especially if it means adding a $200+ day (hotel, meals, etc) to the trip.

However, you'll only get a truly accurate answer by searching several websites, both individual airlines and the kayak/ expedia types.
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Feb 8th, 2012, 12:58 PM
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You will probably find mid week flights into either Milan or Rome cheapest. I would check Philly also (you seem to be close) as USAir has been having some of the cheaper flight prices recently.
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Feb 8th, 2012, 01:15 PM
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If your dates are flexible, try doing a month long search at ITA-

http://matrix.itasoftware.com/
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Feb 8th, 2012, 01:32 PM
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farecompare.com great tips on this tues or Wed is cheaper
to book generally and also to fly. www.aa.com offering best priceponts usually into Rome FCO Sometimes we save a lot by flying RT into MXP(Milan) and training a couple of hours to Venice to save. RT flights always cheaper than open jaws for us we go annually headed there in April. cheapoair.com kayak.com/buzz couple of good comp sites.

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Feb 8th, 2012, 01:33 PM
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Recently ended up switching to one day earlier, a Thursday, and moved arrival airport from Rome to Pisa to save several hundred dollars per ticket. Worked better for destination in Tuscany too. I was amazed as I thought Rome or Milan would have the best price.
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Feb 8th, 2012, 02:34 PM
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I was also going to suggest Pisa, as I got a steal of a deal in 2010 from NYC to Pisa. This year, I'm noticing good fares to Rome, but not sure what month you are looking at.
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Mar 7th, 2017, 08:48 PM
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Okay guys, let me expand a little bit. We are staying so far out because we have reward points with a hotel chain we would like to use. So thanks for the suggestions, I can take from here!!!!
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Mar 8th, 2017, 03:27 AM
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Mar 8th, 2017, 05:46 AM
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StCirq - you are right but this opens up one of my pet grievances since I have actually paid the fares of friends travelling from the US to Europe. Perhaps I should make a separate posting!

But why are fares to Italy higher than fares from Italy to the US?
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Mar 8th, 2017, 06:27 AM
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I think rdcjus replied to the wrong thread. He meant to post on his own thread.

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...m#last-comment
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