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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-17-2008, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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Domestic flight question

My family is planning a trip to Orlando this fall. I was shocked when I saw the airfares. The last time i flew was about 2 years ago and they were reasonable. Have they recently increased? To pay around 2200 for flight to Orlando from Philly for 3 people just doesn't make sense.

I checked bunch of different bargain airfare sites. Still no luck. What do you use to book tickets?

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Re: Domestic flight question

Remember, with the high cost of fuel, prices have increased as of late.

Check out Kayak.com for some good bargains.
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The price of fuel has dramatically increased ticket prices...

Have you checked out Southwest's airfare prices?

Also, maybe try flying at some odd-ball time (late afternoon, evening) and see if that helps with the cost any.


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Re: Domestic flight question

Yeah, airfares are crazy. I few from Seattle to Las Vegas two weeks ago for $435. That used to be around $200 - $250. Try to be as flexable as you can and you might have better luck.

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I'm a huge fan of priceline. You can get tickets for alittle more than half price. Usually there's a layover, but it's not that bad. The only real problem is that you can only choose a black of time where you want to leave.


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Fuel prices and the economy have hurt the airlines....I know even for american airlines you have to now pay for your luggage if you fly domestic.

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Try flying out of different airports. Newark,jkf, or some others.
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http://farechase.yahoo.com

it searches a bunch of different travel sites (cheaptickets, priceline, actual carrier sites) and lists them all out.

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Re: Domestic flight question

www.vayama.com does the same as some of these others.... I just searched for a weeklong Wednesday to Tuesday itinerary, 3 people assuming one is a child since you're going to Orlando, and it came up with $157 roundtrip, or $471 TOTAL.


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Re: Domestic flight question

Or if you have the time, look in to taking a train. Costs are up on train tickets as well, but they should still be significantly cheaper. When I last checked for a trip from Baltimore to Tampa I think it was something like $800 round trip for 2. Not exactly cheap, but a fair bit less then the airfare would be.

When I was pricing out a trip to California for my wife and myself I think the ticket are running something like $1300 for the two of us or a bit more as of a week or two ago (for next summer).
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