General flight cost between east+west coast

Old Jan 13th, 2006, 05:35 AM
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General flight cost between east+west coast

Hi,

I was just wondering if anyone knew the general price for a flight between NY to Las Vegas and then San Fran back to NY.

A group of us are planning to travel the east coast and then go to the west coast, we're on a bit of a budget and have noticed that if we book now it'll be around 320 for travel May/Jun.
None of us in the group are familar with internal flights in the US, so it would be great if someone could let me know if this is a "good" price or if we should wait around to see if the price will drop closer to travel.

Thanks
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Old Jan 13th, 2006, 05:57 AM
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Prices may be higher since you are flying into one city and out of another. I like itasoftware.com as a research tool since you can ask about either specific airports or airports within certain number of miles.

Also, for airports, in NY you have 3 main choices - Newark, LGA (LaGuardia) or JFK. And you can try Oakland instead of SF. Las Vegas only choice is Las Vegas.
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Old Jan 13th, 2006, 06:29 AM
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$300 is about the going rate for a roundtrip from east to west coast, whether it's open-jaw or not. Most of the time, Saturday night stay required and 14-day advanced purchase.

Sometimes you may find fare sale down to about $200, but they are getting more rare. If you have a large group (10+), then you may get a small discount in a group rate. But $320 is not a bad fare these days.
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Old Jan 13th, 2006, 06:30 AM
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If you haven't already, definitely check out fares at www.jetblue.com which is a discount airline that doesn't always appear on the usual search engines.
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Old Jan 13th, 2006, 07:25 AM
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m_l....If you could go in and out of Long Island/Islip Airport, you could do Southwest internet special , to Las Vegas $115.90 and return from Oakland for $115.90 ttl $231.80.
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Old Jan 13th, 2006, 08:40 AM
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interest tips there, thanks I'll look into both
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Old Jan 13th, 2006, 10:27 AM
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Islip Airport is handy if you live on LI. Otherwise the trip back and forth to the city is very time-consuming, inconvenient (subway or bus to Long Island RR to shuttle or taxi from train station to airport) - and can be quite expensive.

Unless it saves you hundreds of dollars - it is IMHO simply not worth it - esp if your time is limited.
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