Please help me get a flight quickly & cheaply!
June 28, 2012 8:42 PM Subscribe
Please help me get a flight quickly & cheaply! This may have been answered in a previous question - if so, please point me in the right direction, but I need input quickly.
posted by kbar1 to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (17 answers total)
Saturday I need to travel with my 80+ year old father from Phx to the NYC area (Newark or LaGuardia) on a direct flight. We'll be attending a funeral, with services beginning on Sunday. We can be a little flexible on the return date (as long as it's a direct flight), but I can't stay for more than a week. I'm guessing Priceline is not an option because of our limited travel dates and the need for a direct flight. In a quick search of round trip airfare it looks like this will cost a minimum of $700 each and possibly as much as double that amount.
So my question is:
What's the cheapest way to make airline reservations given our limited flexibility?
Are there other solutions I should be considering? I searched for bereavement fares but the info was mixed, and the requirements for written confirmation from the doctor could be awkward to fulfill.
I'm focusing on a direct flight because changing planes or having extended stopovers will really stress out my already distressed Pop. I need this trip to be as easy as possible without breaking the bank.