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Dec 16th, 2009, 10:01 AM
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Is this a good price for roundtrip ticket Chicago to London?

Shopping for ticket from ORD to LHR Depart after 8 PM on Jan. 8th and return to depart afternoon March 14th. I'm getting $953 total with taxes on United. Is this a good fare or should I hold out? I feel it could be a couple hundred dollars cheaper but not sure. If consensus is this is good fare, I will grab it.

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Dec 16th, 2009, 10:33 AM
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The United site shows a fare of $916.70 (taxes included) for a 6:00 p.m. departure on 8 January and a 2:00 p.m. departure on 14 March. There are only two tickets left at that price. At this late date I don't think you'll do any better by waiting.
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Dec 16th, 2009, 10:34 AM
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This seems REALLY high to me from ORD. I fly from the west coast, and I don't think I'd feel like I was getting a deal paying almost $1,000 at this time of year on a routine routing.

There are a couple of things that could be driving it up though: your timing (it's less than a month out now to depart) and how long you're planning to stay there (over two months). However, a quick search on Kayak.com just turned up a fare of $865 (non-stop on the way there and one stop on the way back). Combination of United and Swiss Air. Good luck!
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Dec 16th, 2009, 10:39 AM
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Thanks! I saw that 6 PM departure on United but it's too early. I need something later.

I'll check out kayak too.
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Dec 16th, 2009, 10:47 AM
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On Kayak, you can use the little levers on the lefthand side to adjust the flight departure times on both legs which will help you sort the flights. It looks like what I found was the same 6pm departure on United, however, there's a Continental flight (non-stop) that leaves just after 9pm, and again, it's Swiss Air on the way home with one stop...$905.
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Dec 16th, 2009, 12:05 PM
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It seems high to me for winter, but I haven't ever tried to buy a ticket with the return that far out. I checked and that isn't it, though, it's still around $900 if you return in a week.

I suspect it's because it is so close to Jan. 8th, it may be too late to get the cheaper fares now.
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Dec 16th, 2009, 01:45 PM
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Seems high to me, too. I flew from ORD to LHR, LHR to Rome and Rome to ORD for $685, but that was 2 years ago. Checking flights now from ORD to Prague and home from Budapest and they are really expensive, too. Maybe everything is on an uptick. Kayak is the place to check, though!
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Dec 16th, 2009, 02:03 PM
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I am a regular on the ORD- London route and thats high
for March: IMO of course
500 great
600 good
7-850 fair
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Dec 16th, 2009, 02:47 PM
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For all those who are saying this is too high -- cheap fares are generally for travel completed w/i 30 days. You can't compare a 2 or 3 week R-T fare w/ a 2.5 month trip.

As TimS says, the best I could find was $916. So $953 isn't that bad since you have specific travel dates/times.
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Dec 16th, 2009, 03:36 PM
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Seems high to me. Did you try any of the other airlines? Aer Lingus, US Airways from Midway.
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Dec 18th, 2009, 09:19 AM
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I don't think it's necessarily too high and I think the reason is that it is only a few weeks away (the departure). If you try to find the fare for a departure on that date but a return in only a week, you still get fares around $900, which suggests the cheapest APEX fares don't exist any longer for early January departures.
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Dec 18th, 2009, 04:14 PM
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Air Lingus was having a great sale awhile back.
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Dec 19th, 2009, 07:03 AM
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AL has flights from 700, and Iberia has from 650
United and AA have nonstops from 800
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