I'd prefer not to spend my entire vacation budget on the plane.
February 8, 2010 1:36 PM Subscribe
What can I do to get a lower fare from Detroit, MI to Nagoya, Japan?
posted by Vorteks to travel & transportation (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I realize there might not be a great answer to this question, but if there's any chance of saving money I figured it's worth a shot.
I need to book a round-trip flight from DTW (Detroit, USA) to NGO (Nagoya, Japan), leaving Detroit on May 21, 2010 in the evening, and returning on May 29 or 30. I need a direct flight (13 hours on a plane is about all I can take, I can't imagine it taking longer).
I've priced this out a few times from various sources, and the price I'm seeing is always about $1950 USD! I'm shocked that it's so high. The last time I went to Japan it cost me about half of that. Sure fuel prices have gone up, but still....
I know Golden Week is in early may, and late April/early May is cherry blossom season, but I thought I was going late enough to avoid the surge in cost.
I'll pay the $2k if I have to, but I'd really prefer to knock that number down a bit. Does anyone have any suggestions about how I might find a cheaper fare? Would waiting to book until 4-6 weeks before I depart be a good idea? The price couldn't possibly go up... could it? Are there any other travel sites you'd recommend, or coupon codes or anything else I might utilize to reduce the cost of this ticket at all? I've read some previous related ask mes, but didn't see anything too promising.
Any advice is appreciated. Thanks MeFites!