Least expensive time to travel

Aug 26th, 2003, 05:39 AM
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Least expensive time to travel

Hello all you frequent world travelers, when is the least expensive time of the year to fly to Europe - specifically to Frankfurt, Germany from Atlanta, USA? We need to go house hunting sometime this year - 2003 for a move in Summer 2004. Thanks!
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Aug 26th, 2003, 05:52 AM
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Short answer: dead of winter. This can span as much as Nov 1 to Apr 1. And some bottom-of-the-barrel fares - - with very selected dates and terms were on sale even for Sep 3-Oct 31 on USAir in the past few days.

I wouldn't be surprised if you are able to find fares as low as $300-$350 (fairly remarkable, considering that the taxes are now close to $100 of that).

Best wishes,

Rex
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Aug 26th, 2003, 06:43 AM
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Went to travelocity.com, put in your route & selected "find best fares". The cheapest was $415 on Lufthansa. These were the travel dates
1NOV-14DEC03 OR 25DEC03-31MAR04.

As Rex says, you may be able to do better by searching around, but basically Nov - March excluding time leading up to Xmas.
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Aug 26th, 2003, 07:03 AM
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PMO....Nov 1 thru Dec 12 and Dec 26 thru Mar 27...Travel Monday thru Thursday in each direction, 21 day advance purchase.....But, as always, what is here today may not be here tomorrow...HTH.....S
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Aug 26th, 2003, 09:39 AM
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Thanksgiving-Dec. 15 is usually even $50-$100 than the rest of the winter. Since you have both Delta and Lufthansa for direct flights, you'll be in luck.
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