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What are my options when Lufthansa changes my flight?

Lufthansa changed my direct flight into a connecting flight. Do I have any recourse? [more inside]
posted by reformedjerk on Jul 21, 2014 - 7 answers

How can I get to New Brunswick, NJ from JFK in 7 hours, reverse in 5?

Juggling options: how do I get to New Brunswick, NJ for a conference that runs from 1 PM on Sunday, April 27 through 2 PM on Friday, May 2nd? Based on flight availabilities and transit timing, is JFK or EWR a better option? Details on flight times inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 17, 2014 - 18 answers

A way to search flights with flexible location, but inflexible days?

Is there a flight search engine that lets you say your From location, leave the To location blank and set the date? [more inside]
posted by Calicatt on Dec 11, 2013 - 6 answers

Possible 20 hour layover in Porto, Portugal... worth it?

We're headed to Brussels in March, and we're looking at flight prices. We know it's a bit early, but we're trying to spot any deals and grab them. We saw a flight to Brussels with a layover in Porto, Portugal, and the one on way home is 20+ hours (landing around 4pm and taking off at 11:30am the next day). Could we get a good stay in Porto, Portugal out of those 20 hours? What's there to do? Will we get by without knowing the language? [more inside]
posted by ancient star on Sep 5, 2013 - 13 answers

Cheapest international flight destinations besides Mexico?

We are trying to find the (usually) cheapest flights to international destinations from Western United States to anywhere except Mexico or Canada. [more inside]
posted by *phoenix* on May 26, 2013 - 8 answers

Travelfilter: How to get the cheapest flight from Vancouver - Tokyo?

I've wanted to go to Tokyo all my life, and have a few weeks off soon. I've been looking for flights and the cheapest I can find are $1450 all in... but I suspect if I the trip was broken up a bit by not flying there directly, it'd be a lot cheaper. Are there any resources you know of to help with this/have you done this before/do you know a good route that would shave off the $$$? Time isn't overly important as I have three weeks between jobs for exploring. But I don't want to be paying this off till next year. Help!
posted by abbagoochie on May 22, 2013 - 5 answers

Travel UK on the cheap

A friend and I are planning a trip this summer for early August to London, Edinburgh, and Dublin. We're looking at flights, hostel stays, and food/entertainment for a 1.5-2 week trip, and hoping to do it somewhat cheaply. All the flights we've found are in the $1700-$1900 range, so that would be most of our budget for the trip, leaving not much left for anything else. (We were originally hoping to spend less than $2500 each) Is there some secret we just don't know? A site for finding the deals? We've looked at travelzoo.com and expedia, but what's the best way to find cheap flights? (is it a travel agent?) [more inside]
posted by lockstitch on May 20, 2013 - 9 answers

Should we take our toddler to Kenya, if not, where?

I have a great opportunity to go to Kenya in June, the question is, does my partner and daughter (20 months by then) come with, or do I meet them somewhere on the way back to Australia? [more inside]
posted by smoke on Feb 2, 2013 - 21 answers

Sydney to LA/Chicago with a layover in... China or Korea?

Why do all (or at least, the vast majority) of flights between Sydney and the U.S. this July/August have layovers in China or Korea? How can I best go about finding a budget ticket that takes a more direct route? [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 on Jan 7, 2013 - 15 answers

Now? Do we buy the tickets now?!

We are going to Prague/Budapest in mid-to-late March. When should we buy tickets? (Now? Is it now?) And what's your favorite secret special travel site or best airline recommendation? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia on Dec 4, 2012 - 7 answers

Traveling for business with low credit card limit?

What options does our small UK business have for booking short notice travel when the credit limit on our business cards is fairly low? [more inside]
posted by nangua on Jul 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Vacation all I've ever wanted

Spontaneous(ish) travel from two different spots? We're fun-loving, 20somethings queers. [more inside]
posted by jaksemas on Apr 24, 2012 - 6 answers

What beachy vacation can take en route to Taipei?

I live in Toronto, and I have to go to Taipei in June for my brother's wedding. (I've never been to Taiwan.) In addition to the week i spend in Taiwan, I also want to go somewhere culturally interesting with good food and beaches, and i want to either fly there on my way to taiwan, or i want fly there and back from taiwan. Where can i fly to and from taiwan, cheaply? Or where can i stop en route to taiwan, without it breaking the bank? (Right now, my ideal beach vacation stop is Bali, but it appears to be an expensive flight from Taiwan, and it isn't a place i can get to as a stop en route.) [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Apr 1, 2012 - 9 answers

When should I book my Hawaiian Christmas flights?

I'm looking for the best time to book a flight from NYC to Honolulu for Christmas -- I'm afraid I've already missed the best deals and wonder if I should snatch up the next decent fare or wait for something better. [Of course, special snowflake details inside.] [more inside]
posted by bah213 on Mar 14, 2012 - 5 answers

We spent all our money on the wedding. Now we need cheap flights.

Do any travel agents or seasoned international frequent flyers know when the price sweet spot is to book a cheap flight from Brisbane Australia to Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by dinoworx on Mar 2, 2012 - 6 answers

Cheap(ish) fares to Bangkok over Christmas?

Did we miss the magic window for buying affordable tickets to Thailand? We'd be flying out of NYC around December 22nd and arriving back after the New Year. [more inside]
posted by Hwaet on Oct 25, 2011 - 7 answers

Kentucky to Korea, on the cheap!

Help me fly from Kentucky, to California, to Korea, back to Kentucky! It'll be fun!! [more inside]
posted by broadway bill on Sep 15, 2011 - 4 answers

Getting rewards out of academic travel?

I am a grad student in the early years of my PhD program. I am just starting to travel for conferences this year, and I anticipate no fewer than 4-5 trips a year in the future, and even more once I hit the job market. I want to start accruing rewards points/frequent flyer miles, whatever. What credit card or rewards program do I want? [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti on Sep 8, 2011 - 10 answers

What two additional European cities should I visit while overseas in Thessaloniki, Greece?

What 2 major European cities - that are relatively close to Thessaloniki, Greece - should I visit for a week? [more inside]
posted by bengalsfan1 on May 21, 2011 - 4 answers

Get us to New Zealand on the cheap!

Best time and any hacks for buying Christmas-time flights from the UK to New Zealand? [more inside]
posted by greenfelttip on Apr 5, 2011 - 4 answers

How can a poor girl travel spontaneously?

Is there a way to get cheap last minute weekend airline tickets? Are there any hacks I should be aware of? [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes on Mar 10, 2011 - 8 answers

Breaking out of Rome airport in the middle of an indirect flight?!

I am taking a trip to Japan from London, my flight is via Rome (both ways). On the way back I'd like to just get out at Rome and take another flight which I will book separately. I don't want to pay anything extra. Is it possible without changing my booking? What's the worst than can happen? I will only have carry-on luggage. I am an EU citizen. [more inside]
posted by tomw on Feb 16, 2011 - 14 answers

Looking for travel deals way ahead of time

I'm trying to keep track of cheap tickets for a dream international flight in end July 2011. However, almost all the sites I looked at say I'm searching way too early and have no information for me. When is the best time to look, and are there any websites that will email me with details once a good price or deal shows up? (I vaguely remember hearing of such a thing but can't remember the URL) [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 22, 2010 - 6 answers

Should we bring our car seat on to the plane?

One toddler, one 4-hour flight. Bring the car seat on board or not? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Sep 15, 2010 - 29 answers

I want to fly abroad and don't care where. How to find the cheapest tickets?

I want to take the cheapest possible international flights, and I don't care where I'm going. Where best to find tickets for whatever routes happen to be the least expensive at the moment? [more inside]
posted by colinmarshall on Aug 26, 2010 - 12 answers

How to move/ship my stuff from Istanbul to HCMC Vietnam?

I'm moving from Istanbul to HCMC, Vietnam in 2 weeks. What is the easiest and cheapest way to get all my stuff there, too? [more inside]
posted by hasna on Aug 19, 2010 - 1 answer

Shady online flight booking?

I booked a flight and a car rental through CheapOAir.com. I have since read reviews for that site- and it seems they are quite shady. What can I do to make sure things go without a hitch? [more inside]
posted by kraigory on May 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Rome to Florence, are we cutting it too close?

So we're arriving in Rome at 6:50PM, is it reasonable to expect to get to Florence that same night by train? We're also considering a side trip to Stockholm, any secrets to getting there and back? [more inside]
posted by advicepig on May 8, 2010 - 15 answers

Travel in a post-Eyjafjallajokull world?

Buying tickets to Amsterdam in September. What are the risks of travel disruptions based on further volcanic activity, and is there anything I should do to mitigate those risks? [more inside]
posted by Gortuk on Apr 22, 2010 - 10 answers

What is the Korean version of cheaptickets?

How can I buy plane tickets for a trip in South Korea while outside of South Korea? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Apr 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Low-cost Joburg

Which low-cost airline has the best fares from Bangkok to Johannesburg around Late June / early July? [more inside]
posted by simplesharps on Mar 8, 2010 - 7 answers

I'd prefer not to spend my entire vacation budget on the plane.

What can I do to get a lower fare from Detroit, MI to Nagoya, Japan? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Feb 8, 2010 - 12 answers

Travel/Proposal trifecta in play

Triple whammy travel/proposal question. For those of you following my previous questions, I am almost home. I now have the diamond and the ring. I also have the flight to Europe. My questions now are: 1) How do I get from Frankfurt to Paris cheaply during the second week of January? 2) Where in Paris should I propose considering the cold January weather? 3) She knows nothing about the trip. How/when do I tell her about it? [more inside]
posted by 2legit2quit on Nov 27, 2009 - 30 answers

Ordering a return ticket Melbourne to Los Angeles with V Australia; can I travel to LA and cancel the return flight for a refund?

I'm going to be flying one way from Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles with V Australia. It's cheaper to book a return ticket than a one way ticket. Can I cancel the return flight and get a refund? [more inside]
posted by Eastgate on Jul 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Flights and hotels for two

It's easy to search for flights and hotels for one destination, but I need to search for flights and hotels for two. [more inside]
posted by girlmightlive on Apr 21, 2009 - 2 answers

Suggestions for traveling cheaply, and (mostly) comfortably *within* Asia?

Suggestions for traveling cheaply, and (mostly) comfortably *within* Asia? [more inside]
posted by dubitable on Feb 25, 2009 - 14 answers

Dropping like birds.

Given the current economic state in Iceland and of the air travel industry in general, how risky is it to be buying cheap tickets on Icelandair a couple months in advance? [more inside]
posted by Evstar on Feb 11, 2009 - 10 answers

Can I travel extremely last minute for cheap?

What if I don't care where I want to go? [more inside]
posted by Scientifik on Dec 20, 2008 - 11 answers

We thank you for your patronage.

Do consumer loyalty programs make sense or is it generally better to pick hotels and flights based on price and convenience? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Oct 27, 2008 - 6 answers

Get where from here?

Is there a simple way to find out where I can fly to (nonstop) from a given airport? If I don't care what airline, what day, what time, etc., -- just what airports connect with another without having to stop.
posted by Framer on Oct 14, 2008 - 10 answers

Get me to Chapel Hill from NYC!

How to get to Chapel Hill from NYC? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jul 16, 2008 - 13 answers

Cheapest Flight to Anywhere

Cheapest Flight to Anywhere: I have a large flight credit on Continental Airlines that I need to use with in the next few months. I'd like to find the cheapest ticket for a same day departure/return so that I can get the remaining balance refunded. Is there somewhere I can find all Continental flights originating from Newark, NJ (EWR) over the next few months? Kayak.com is great but I have to know the destination to get the prices.
posted by nivekraz on May 27, 2008 - 11 answers

Cheap .au to .uk flights with stop off in .id?

Best way to get reasonably priced flights from Sydney to Scotland and back with a stop off in Bali on the way back? [more inside]
posted by singingfish on Apr 30, 2008 - 2 answers

Can I get a cheap flight by purchasing a ticket connecting in my actual destination?

Flying from Edmonton to Toronto: $285 on flight AC172. Flying Edmonton to Newark via Toronto(AC172): $258. I only have carry-on luggage. Is there any reason why I can't buy the ticket to Newark and just get off in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by newatom on Feb 20, 2008 - 13 answers

Looking for information on cheapest airline travel routes

If I wanted to fly from one mainland to another -- North America to Asia, for instance -- but I'm willing to fly out of any city in North America to any city in Asia, how can I find out the cheapest route? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on May 6, 2007 - 10 answers

Savings in international flight taxes from Australia

Get me off this hemisphere! Help me find cheap(er) flights out of Australia to Europe. Price are reasonable until taxes come into play (+25%). Is there a way around this? Help me beat the taxes and get a better deal! [more inside]
posted by mule on Oct 18, 2006 - 11 answers

Romantic week away for a disabled traveller

Disabled travel. Direct flight from Dublin for one week in any direction. Wheelchair user. Five star hotel and interesting things to do. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by kairab on Aug 15, 2006 - 5 answers

When should I buy tickets to Hawaii for travel on August 7?

When should I buy tickets to Hawaii for travel on August 7? [more inside]
posted by indigo4963 on May 11, 2006 - 12 answers

Eurofly: Anyone?

Has anyone flown to Italy via Eurofly? [more inside]
posted by veronica sawyer on Apr 14, 2006 - 4 answers

Best international multi-city airfare?

Chicago, Paris, Stockholm, Venice, Chicago. What's the best way to book flights for this sort of multi-city route? Orbitz doesn't seem to allow for more than three cities. What's more, I'm not at all certain that an online broker is the way to go for something like this. Any jet-setters who can offer advice would be appreciated! [more inside]
posted by aladfar on Jan 15, 2006 - 17 answers

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