Book flight in UK or USA

Apr 26th, 2005, 09:23 AM
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Book flight in UK or USA

Have 2 weeks touring SF area in September, then want to fly to LV for 3 nights before returning to the UK - best to book this flight in advance here in the UK (have been quoted £52) from SF to LV, or best to book once in the States? Thanks everyone.
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Apr 26th, 2005, 09:32 AM
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Probably better to book before you leave home. The main reason is that the better deals tend to be for advanced purchase - the closer to flight date the less the chance of getting a discounted fare.

You check airline US websites to see if you get a different rate (Southwest, United, America West, etc)

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Apr 26th, 2005, 09:51 AM
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J62 is correct about advance purchase tickets. I recommend checking Southwest Airlines in addition to the other carriers. You will not find SW on orbitz, expedia, etc., so you must go directly to thier web page at:

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Apr 26th, 2005, 09:56 AM
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Southwest doesn't fly LAS to SFO non-stop, but they do fly to Oakland and San Jose, both of which are in the greater SF area, as well as Sacramento if you're further afoot from SF in your travels.

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Apr 26th, 2005, 10:49 AM
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Book in advance but wait until July when the sale fares start popping up.
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Apr 26th, 2005, 11:25 AM
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Contact your transatlantic carrier and ask about an open jaw itinerary - UK to SF, LV to UK. That way you may only need one way transport between the Bay Area and LV.

Still, £52 (if that's a return fare) is pretty good, and with rising fuel prices I'd probably just book it now and move on to other matters in planning your holiday.
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