(Closed) Cheap International Flights

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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441 posts
Helper bee

We just booked our plane tickets to Germany and the Netherlands for our honeymoon. We used http://www.tripadvisor.com because it gave us a lot of options we needed. For instance, we could easily search multi-city flights since we’re flying into Munich and out of Amsterdam. It also allowed us to compare prices for different airlines and websites (Exedia, travelocity, etc) in one place. You also get detailed itineraries about plane types, layovers, etc. I don’t know if the site will help you get cheap tickets per se, but it will help you quickly compare prices from a number of sources. Kayak.com also has a similar service I think. I believe both website allow you to set up travel alerts so that you’ll know if the ticket prices you’re interested in change.

Post # 4
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4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i almost always use kayak. i found flights within europe last june (i bought in february) for $15.

Post # 5
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4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Depending on where in the country you are vs where you are going there are many different scenarios.

Find your nearest major international airport. Think LAX, Dulles, NY, etc… 

Sign up for Virgin and British Airways “fare” emails and watch kayak

Evaluate the cost of departing directly from your city (we’ll just use Pittsburgh for the heck of it) vs. flying via low cost carrier to NY etc.

Evaluate Where you are going. Will it make more sense to fly directly to Italy, Germany, Etc? Or if you can get a cheap flight to London and jump on RyanAir will that be better?

Whats your budget? How much luggage are you bringing?

I would say go with an overseas airline. BA and Virgin are probably the most popular. You get much better food, drink, treatment, and entertainment. I usually flew Dulles -> London for $425-550 RT inclusive of all fee’s. 

Once you find your carrier, if you choose seats at check in, be on point to the second to check in 24 hrs ahead or what the specified time frame is. This will usually enable you to get precious bulkhead seats (i.e. lots of legroom).

But again, there are so many ways to find the best deal, but it really depends on where you are and where you are going.  Also, it’s always cheaper to fly Mon-Wed. If you can fly on those days, you can save a ton! 

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