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Well, those European Summer fares never did go down.

Well, those European Summer fares never did go down.

Old May 20th, 2002, 10:43 AM
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Dan -

The SFO-Zurich fare was offered in mid-January for about a week. I typed in my travel dates and this incredibly cheap fare came up. I seem to recall the fare was good for travel through May.
Old May 20th, 2002, 11:20 AM
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Those travelocity fares were being sold out as we looked. When I first searched, there were scattered dates throughout June; then only a few days the next time I looked. Now, apparently, they're all gone.

Those sorts of cheap fares disappear very fast, but I've never seen them go THAT fast. Someone said that s/he found cheap fares by looking every couple of days; based on this experience, I'd say have your credit card ready when you start looking and don't dilly-dally when you find a cheap airfare.
Old May 20th, 2002, 11:24 AM
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Actually, there's no big surprise here. June 14 was always the end of the shoulder season. Fares have always been extremely high from June 15 to September 15. The JFK-LHR fare last summer as well as this summer has been around $800 return. However, if you check constantly, every so often they throw in a quick 1 or 2 day sale. When the fare starts with a 5, I'll buy and I am pretty sure it will hit that figure sometime this summer.
Old May 20th, 2002, 02:52 PM
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Is there a best website? Travelocity? or do you check many everyday? I've heard so often that it is important to get a 'paper ticket'. Is it possible from these web agents?
Old May 20th, 2002, 05:57 PM
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To CRP: You said you got ticket to Milan for $316 in Oct. Do you mean last Oct. or the one in 5 months??? What a deal! I'm going to start checking fares to Paris several times a day. I'll be heading there in Oct. and I don't intend to pay an arm and leg on the flying part.
Old May 20th, 2002, 06:03 PM
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Only saw a glimmer of sales in Jan and Mar - JFK-LON $350-400 for July - tix sold out both times in 2 days for United and VA
Old May 25th, 2002, 06:05 PM
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We just booked in April for a July trip to Barcelona. Fares were jumping all over until I just gave up on the web and called BA. I nabbed San Diego, CA to BCN for $1,032 (same as from LAX)What happened to the cheep fares????
Old Jun 18th, 2002, 08:48 AM
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I got a fare $832 to Rome RT for July. We bought it at the end of April. Is it a good price? Unfortunately it's on SAS, so it's long flight.
Old Jun 18th, 2002, 10:48 AM
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Yesterday a poster named Betty told about a Kuwait Airline ticket round trip to Amsterdam for 298.10. Checked the travelocity web site and it really existed. Chicago to Amsterdam. Called to confirm and yes it did. Got online and got eight. What a deal.
Old Jun 18th, 2002, 11:07 AM
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I can't believe that fares haven't gone down. I am a frequent flyer with Air France and I have been waitng for their $869.00USD spring rate roundtrip to Milan to drop. They recently put their summer rates online and it is now over 1,200.00USD. However, I have found good prices with Singapore Airlines. I now just have to get from Fankfurt to Italy.
Old Jun 18th, 2002, 11:17 AM
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SWISS still has a daily nonstop JFK-Geneva flight! I think they codeshare with AA again, so check both airlines for fares.

Old Jun 19th, 2002, 07:29 AM
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I too had been watching and watching and could find nothing remotely affordable. Even Icelandair's last minute lucky fares which I've used out of Minneapolis were much higher than in the past. Then last week I hit dream maps on Travelocity and found that from where I live Continental was offering prime summer round trip fares for $414 to Great Britin. They were actually available for several days (and of course I waited too long to get the one which was my 1st choice. I grabbed 2 seats and we are then going to cross the channel on our own (which is ending up to be more of a hassle and more expensive than I thought it would be, but I think I've got it figured out).
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