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Other ways to get to Barcelona from the States?

Other ways to get to Barcelona from the States?

Jan 2nd, 2010, 09:35 AM
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Other ways to get to Barcelona from the States?

As I was looking at airfares to Barcelona Spain from Washington DC I was hitting $800 as an average. I have some flexibility so I do not necessarily need to fly in and out of Barcellona. I could fly into an alternative location and travel to Barcelona by rail. Waht are the cheapest airfare destinations in Europe from Eastern US?
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Jan 2nd, 2010, 11:18 AM
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Just keep plugging in different destinations yourself and you will see.

Then check out www.whichbudget.com for low cost flights and beware of luggage restrictions.

However, I do not believe any combination will be cheaper on the whole but you may get to see two cities for the price of one.

You probably could fly into another European capital and out of Barcelona for about the same price, doing an open-jaw.

Train or fly between the two.

Air Lingus had some good deals awhile back.There are very inexpensive flights to BCN from DUB.
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Jan 2nd, 2010, 12:22 PM
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You can try flying into Madrid and take the AVE train to Barcelona.
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Jan 2nd, 2010, 09:19 PM
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What you give up in convenience (a direct flight), you'll pay for in incontinence. If you want to be in Barcelona, then bite the bullet and book your flight direct.

In most cases the cost of the flight to Barcelona is the same as flying into Madrid.
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Jan 2nd, 2010, 10:54 PM
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try flying into AMS (Holland) and catch a fight for approx. 29Euro's to BCN. Good Luck
P.S. try Atiflights.com an book an OpenJaw. I flew this past May in to AMS and out of BCn for $850 From Salt Lake City. So you should get a better deal from the east coast.
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Jan 3rd, 2010, 04:19 AM
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"What you give up in convenience (a direct flight), you'll pay for in incontinence."

Really? No lavatories on board those connecting flights then?
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Jan 3rd, 2010, 05:10 AM
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Nikki, you're so good at spotting these Freudian slips.
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Jan 3rd, 2010, 05:25 AM
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If you want to go anywhere else in Europe as well, look for the very cheap flights often offered on ryanair, usually to/from Girona airport, just read the T's & C's carefully & you can get some real bargains
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Jan 3rd, 2010, 07:50 AM
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<<< Nikki, you're so good at spotting these Freudian slips. >>>

I thought it was intentional as if your flights aren't connections then you have a bit of bum noise worrying about making the connection.
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Jan 3rd, 2010, 08:36 AM
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Flying into Heathrow and connecting to BCN often gives you cheaper flights.
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Jan 3rd, 2010, 08:44 AM
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You should consider the time that it will take to get these other flights. What happens if you book a flight from your city to London, than another from London to Barcelona and your plane is late arriving? If you make the flight from Barcelona to London for the day after your arrival, great, if you want to spend part of your vacation in London and then you'll have to return to London.

Will the plane fare, hotel and time equal what it would cost to just fly into Barcelona?
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Jan 6th, 2010, 11:12 AM
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Speaking of Freudian slips, what does Laurel61 mean by
try flying into AMS (Holland) and catch a fight
Are they really like that in Amsterdam?
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Feb 21st, 2010, 12:11 PM
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Ricardo- Very nice I had to read that twice to realize I left the "L" out of Flight. Those in Amsterdam are Not Fighters, they were actually very pleasant.
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