Post # 1
My Fiance and I are excited about a honeymoon. We are not going far though.Cruise in the Caribbean or a trip to Disney(FI’s idea). I was kind of thinking of something more exotic, but now that Im seeing the costs, Im glad I decided not to.
My coworker was telling me about how a man she knows is coming from Thailand to the US and that is the cost of the ticket! It is a first class ticket, but Im sure coach is probably still over 5,000!
Are there other brides out there that was planning on going somewhere for a honeymoon until they discovered how much it would really cost??
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
Absolutely. We wanted to do a European extravaganza, but it was both cost prohibitive and we just don’t have enough time to make it worth it. It’s disappointing, still. We’re doing Disney, staying in a Disney resort, and going to Discovery Cove– a day of relaxation and swimming with dolphins.
All that matters is that we’ll have time together to just. be. together.
We are planning the Euro trip for our first anniversary…
Post # 4
Our flights to Australia will be no less than $2000 each. I’m not budging, we’re going to Australia regardless of cost.
Post # 5
That sounds ridiculous. I’d check Expedia for a true idea of what a flight to an exotic locale might cost. My friend is flying from OR to Fiji and it was expensive but nowhere near that outrageous. She said a little over 3K for 2 tickets.
Post # 6
I just searched vacation packages for Bangkok on Priceline, because I was curious…. I didn’t see one that was more than $2k per person, including airfare and hotel. I’m not sure where you were searching, but the prices you found were way off base.
We really wanted to go to London for our honeymoon, but bad neither the time nor the money. A month later, we found out we were moving there. lol. Things have a way of working out.
Post # 7
I’m going to Thailand in October from back East and coach can be found for $2000.00 and lots of time less.
Post # 8
I believe it for first class.
We are just going on a cruise for our honeymoon.
Post # 9
@zippylef: I didnt bother searching yet,at least for Thailand, until my coworker told me about the price.Then I was like definately couldnt afford it. But now u ladies are searching yoursleves and finding cheaper rates.
Now those rates are coach right? Because she did say first class. Either way though, I think my Fiance wants to stay closer to home. First time out of the country if we do the cruise!!
Post # 10
Those prices are definitely off base for coach tickets (although I’d believe it for first class).
My company sent me to Malaysia last March (from Dallas). This was decided last minute and the tickets were booked 1 week in advance for a little over $3K. If they’d planned ahead, they likly would have been below $2K.
When I lived in Singapore one summer in college, my round-trip airfare from Indiana to Singapore was about $1600.
Post # 11
@Earlybride: Yeah, just checking Orbitz, roundtrip tickets to fly to Thailand from LAX in October are $1100 with layover or $1600 direct.
Post # 12
We would love to go to one of those nice resorts in Fiji, like the one on the Bachelorette…with the little huts over the water. Yeah, not so much! A minimum of $5000 each! Yikes!
So we will stay in Hawaii but fly to Kauai from Maui for our honeymoon.
Post # 13
Our tickets from CT to Indonesia and return to San Fran were about 4K total.
Post # 14
@vmec: i WISH i could get away for $2000 in the other direction. Our flights from Sydney –> LA–> Toronto –> LA –> Sydney are $3800 APIECE. Airfaire ain’t cheap these days. They project oil prices 6-8 months in the future for airfare, so even if the price of oil goes down, the #s are locked in. I think to Thailand you can do much better than $5000, but don’t expect it to be cheap. Sorry to say. Its just not a cheap time to travel overseas, and I don’t think it will be for a while.
And for some perspective, when i moved to sydney 6 years ago i spend $1250 on my roundtrip price – everytime i’ve flown home to Canada since then the price has jumped by a minimum of $500, and the last time i flew home (xmas 2010-2011), my fiance and I paid $3200 each.
Post # 15
We’re flying coach from Scotland to Singapore via Dubai and returning from Bangkok; that’s £2000ish ($3200ish). I’ve just looked at the same itinerary flying First Class and it would be nearly $9k, so that sounds about right.
We’re hoping to upgrade to Business Class at the airport on the way out, which should only cost a few hundred pounds if it were available.
Edited to say: I’ve just looked at it again and they don’t offer First Class on my routes, so the nearly $9k was for Business Class.
Post # 16
Um, that’s ridiculous. Try kayak.com. Also, if you’re under 26, studentuniverse.com has some great deals for youth!