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Old 02-15-05, 01:48 AM
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holy nuts air travel is pricey, and I though Jet Blue was supposed to be cheap

My friend is getting married in a couple weeks in Salt Lake City. No way I'm going to miss it. figure due to time I should fly. $635 round trip with jet blue
holy crap.
luckily travelocity is showing some stuff a lot cheaper than that

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That's the cheapest airline in the town of Barbers?

Would it be cheaper to drive somewhere a few hours away and fly?

Once I drove two hours to a different airport and the cost was $100 VS. $700.
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Keep an eye on the fare, sometimes it drops without reason. Do you live near a major airport? That's key.
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$635?! Ouch!
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Buffalo is by far the cheapest airport to fly out of in upstate NY. Just try flying out of Syracuse or Rochester sometime.

The fact that it's "in a couple of weeks" is what's hurting you, since air travel gets far more expensive inside of 3 weeks before travel versus outside of 3 weeks before travel.
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If you use online travel sites like expedia and orbitz, keep in mind that the airlines release blocks of tickets to them on Tues night at midnight (Wed morning) EST... the fares on those are the lowest. (3-4am EST is when they're available) Then as the day goes on, the price rises.

Also, flights that depart/arrive on Tue, Wed, Thu are significantly cheaper as well. Try to book flights at least 4 weeks in advance.

I make quite a few trips to NY each year... all on my dime. So I work all the angles to get the cheapest fares.
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Originally Posted by sracer
If you use online travel sites like expedia and orbitz, keep in mind that the airlines release blocks of tickets to them on Tues night at midnight (Wed morning) EST... the fares on those are the lowest. (3-4am EST is when they're available) Then as the day goes on, the price rises.
Thanks for the tip. I'm planning a trip to Florida in May, so I'll check those sites at that time.
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Originally Posted by sracer
If you use online travel sites like expedia and orbitz, keep in mind that the airlines release blocks of tickets to them on Tues night at midnight (Wed morning) EST... the fares on those are the lowest. (3-4am EST is when they're available) Then as the day goes on, the price rises.
Where were you when I was booking my trip to NC for this weekend?

Also, flights that depart/arrive on Tue, Wed, Thu are significantly cheaper as well.
I think you'll find this becoming less and less true.
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I got airline tickets from Orlando to L.A. for less than $200. Air travel isn't expensive if you plan it out.
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i saw this link on lifehacker that will query all the travel sites (expedia, orbitz, travelocity, etc.) for you. worth a shot?
http://flights.sidestep.com/air/
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Yeah, I was telling my friend a few weeks ago how cheap airfare is and...well...she bitched me out for that advice. Airfare is quite expensive at the moment. Even when booking several weeks in advance.
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did you try southwest.com?

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