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llachans
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Cheap plane tickets?

Postby llachans » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:59 pm

What's the best sites for keeping down flight costs for ASW visits?

So far, I'm really liking Sidestep.

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Re: Cheap plane tickets?

Postby catwomangirl » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:03 pm

I always go with kayak


ETA: saw that your site includes kayak. Pretty cool!

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Re: Cheap plane tickets?

Postby JennaX007 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:03 pm

jetblue on tues. / wed. off peak hours

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Re: Cheap plane tickets?

Postby AmandaPB » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:55 pm

I don’t know if this is something they do every week, but I bought American Airlines tickets on a Friday night that were really cheap. Maybe Friday night is a weird time to buy plane tickets. But mostly, I just check prices a lot at different times of the day.

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Re: Cheap plane tickets?

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:57 pm

momondo ftw.

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Re: Cheap plane tickets?

Postby Curious1 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:03 pm

Always buy on a Tuesday afternoon--that's when most airline sales come out.

And Kayak is great.

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Re: Cheap plane tickets?

Postby llachans » Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:38 pm

Curious1 wrote:Always buy on a Tuesday afternoon--that's when most airline sales come out.


I've never heard that. I'll definitely try it : )

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Re: Cheap plane tickets?

Postby paul34 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:37 pm

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Re: Cheap plane tickets?

Postby landla » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:11 pm

paul34 wrote:you could try spirit airlines, but they don't fly everywhere, and they'll charge you even for a carry on. But if you can fit your weekend stuff into a personal bag, you could give it a go (if they fly to where you're going). It can be pretty cheap at times.

disclaimer: I've never flown with spirit before, but know people who have.


Spirit is great, but don't depend on them to be on time... and they charge fees for everything. However, they are super cheap, so if you are flexible, they are a great option.

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Re: Cheap plane tickets?

Postby ilovesf » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:49 pm

http://www.cheaptickets.com
booked my nonstop flight from SF to NYC last week for March - around $350.

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Re: Cheap plane tickets?

Postby imjustjoking22 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:53 pm

I like orbitz, and they've been good to me in terms of cancellations and stuff.

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Re: Cheap plane tickets?

Postby llachans » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:34 am

ilovesf wrote:http://www.cheaptickets.com
booked my nonstop flight from SF to NYC last week for March - around $350.


Wow. I can't find anything cheaper than $450 and I'm only going Chicago >> Portland.

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Re: Cheap plane tickets?

Postby vpintz » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:17 am

ilovesf wrote:http://www.cheaptickets.com
booked my nonstop flight from SF to NYC last week for March - around $350.

Tagging for future reference--thanks for posting the link.

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Re: Cheap plane tickets?

Postby Curious1 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:20 am

llachans wrote:
ilovesf wrote:http://www.cheaptickets.com
booked my nonstop flight from SF to NYC last week for March - around $350.


Wow. I can't find anything cheaper than $450 and I'm only going Chicago >> Portland.


Smaller airports are sometimes more expensive since less supply for more demand.

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Re: Cheap plane tickets?

Postby ilovesf » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:35 am

Curious1 wrote:
llachans wrote:
ilovesf wrote:http://www.cheaptickets.com
booked my nonstop flight from SF to NYC last week for March - around $350.


Wow. I can't find anything cheaper than $450 and I'm only going Chicago >> Portland.


Smaller airports are sometimes more expensive since less supply for more demand.

Yeah, this. Also I use the option that's something like "check for flights three days in advance and three days after" to see what days are the cheapest

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Re: Cheap plane tickets?

Postby Curious1 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:52 am

ilovesf wrote:
Curious1 wrote:
llachans wrote:
ilovesf wrote:http://www.cheaptickets.com
booked my nonstop flight from SF to NYC last week for March - around $350.


Wow. I can't find anything cheaper than $450 and I'm only going Chicago >> Portland.


Smaller airports are sometimes more expensive since less supply for more demand.

Yeah, this. Also I use the option that's something like "check for flights three days in advance and three days after" to see what days are the cheapest


Sometimes what you can do is buy a flight from SF to NYC that STOPS in Chicago, get off in Chicago, and not take the second leg. But airlines frown upon this and it only works if you do it one way--since if you don't get on the second leg, you void the entire contract, including the return flight.

Edit: oops, you're going to Chicago-Portland, not SF-Chicago. Above doesn't apply :(

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Re: Cheap plane tickets?

Postby citygirl000 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:26 pm

Hipmunk.com or bing.com/travel - both pretty great

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Re: Cheap plane tickets?

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:30 pm

llachans wrote:
ilovesf wrote:http://www.cheaptickets.com
booked my nonstop flight from SF to NYC last week for March - around $350.


Wow. I can't find anything cheaper than $450 and I'm only going Chicago >> Portland.
Basically Portland to/from anywhere will be $400+, unless it's Portland to Vegas or San Jose. Even flights to hub cities are ridonk from here.

I see a Frontier Portland-Chicago-Portland ticket (stop in Denver, both ways) flight for $311 right now. Maybe the reverse trip is also lower.

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Re: Cheap plane tickets?

Postby imjustjoking22 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:34 pm

Curious1 wrote:Always buy on a Tuesday afternoon--that's when most airline sales come out.


Suddenly everything makes sense!

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Re: Cheap plane tickets?

Postby caminante » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:00 pm

citygirl000 wrote:Hipmunk.com or bing.com/travel - both pretty great


I have to second the bing travel thing. It's actually really nice how it tells you whether prices have been increasing or decreasing. I got a super steal $140 round trip ticket from DC to chicago thanks to the magical world of Bing.

I'm also a big fan of kayak, though. Especially for international travel.

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Re: Cheap plane tickets?

Postby splitbrain » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:28 pm

http://www.skyscanner.com was a big one for me back when Kayak was just starting out

It's great because it's really flexibile with how you search (by month or even the whole year).

Edit: Just found SF <-> NYC in March for $280 non-stop via Virgin America, for example.

Also, I've seen good deals on "airfarewatchdog"

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Re: Cheap plane tickets?

Postby dolfan0516 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:12 am

splitbrain wrote:http://www.skyscanner.com was a big one for me back when Kayak was just starting out

Edit: Just found SF <-> NYC in March for $280 non-stop via Virgin America, for example.


Non law school related, but I just booked a Ft Lauderdale to San Fran nonstop for $210 roundtrip in May on Virigin. Plus virgin is the best airline I have ever been on in my life.

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Re: Cheap plane tickets?

Postby thegoodpart » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:35 pm

I find sometimes booking 2 one-way tickets instead of round trip can knock money off. For ASW I just booked my flight with one-way tickets and saved $60.

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Re: Cheap plane tickets?

Postby sach1282 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:40 pm

kayak.com has been the best for me

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Re: Cheap plane tickets?

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:37 pm

thegoodpart wrote:I find sometimes booking 2 one-way tickets instead of round trip can knock money off. For ASW I just booked my flight with one-way tickets and saved $60.
Expedia shows you search results with mix-and-matched airline 1-way tickets. Sometimes they're cheaper, sometimes they're not.




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