When you buy a plane ticket, how do you decide whether to cash in your frequent flyer miles, or pay cash and earn the miles? [more inside]
Whats the best way to buy a flight for a vacation that you know you are going on (greater than 3 months in the future)? I am tired of getting screwed for being prepared. [more inside]
Travelbugfilter: What are some of your tips, tricks, and strategies for getting the best airfares for both domestic and international travel? [more inside]
Is there any reason to buy round trip airfare when one-way is cheaper? [more inside]
How soon in advance should we purchase airline tickets to get the cheapest flights? [more inside]
What is the best way to book a multi-stop series of international flights, preferably with flexibility to modify the itinerary later? [more inside]
Are there domestic airlines that charge less to fly to you to and from smaller cities? [more inside]
I'm working on a side project around air travel and I need a good source of airfares. Something like an affiliate feed would be great but it needs to have as many city pairs and prices as possible. The best solution would be an API through some of the major OTAs and aggregators. Any clues?
Traveling from Texas to Canada, Bear Creek Provincial Park in Summerland BC. Is the Vancouver Airport the closest airport or should we fly in to Seattle and drive up? Not sure the best route. Help....airline tickets into Vancouver are like $600!
Can you help me figure out flights to Milan, Italy in two weeks? [more inside]
I'm flying from the east coast to southern California via San Francisco in a few weeks. I've decided that for the return trip, I'd like to drive up to San Francisco a few days early, skip the first leg of my return flight (SoCal to SFO), and just catch the second leg. (I would just rebook my ticket but the change fee is ludicrous -- well in excess of the entire ticket cost.) Is this a dumb idea? [more inside]
I've been swamped at work for months, and was pretty much shocked to realize that I don't have any mtgs on Friday, and Monday is a holiday.... I started searching for flights online, and for the obvious places, where I have family or close friends, I couldn't find anything cheap (~$250, from PDX or better yet, EUG). I'm open to going someplace more random, but all the searches I could find required a destination. What I'd like is a list of the cheapest flight (& associated airline) from a given city to *any* city. I want to input a departure city and dates, and get a lot list of ~50-100 destination cities and prices. kayak/buzz is the closest I've found, but it only does this for "top 25" destinations. I'm looking for more destinations to increase the likelihood of finding something near a friend. does this exist?
How do I game airline yield management systems? [more inside]
What if I don't care where I want to go? [more inside]
Help me find a good travel agency in Austin, TX for booking flights to Hong Kong! [more inside]
Is there a resource anywhere that will give me either (a) historical data for the last year or two on the price of oil (b) similar data for airline tickets or (c) ideally, both? [more inside]
I need to travel the weekend after Christmas, returning the weekend after New Years. Am I likely to find cheaper air fares if I wait? [more inside]
How does one charter a plane? [and how much would it cost?] [more inside]
Is it kosher to book two separate airline reservations, flying to/from the same cities, with the same airline, that overlap one another? [more inside]
In the (possibly very) near future I will want to fly from the UK to the US for a relative's funeral. Can you help me find the lowest fare? [more inside]
A dear friend just died back home; I want to fly there (Seattle-Minneapolis round-trip) for the funeral, which will be sometime next week. The exact date hasn't been decided yet, however, and could take a couple of days to get settled. Right now there are some very inexpensive Seattle-Minneapolis air fares, and I don't know how long they'll last. I could just go ahead and buy a ticket for some arbitrary departure/arrival dates, and then change it if needed for a $75 change fee, gambling that in the next few days fares will go up more than $75. For those of you with more experience than I in tracking air fares--would that be a good strategy? Or should I sit tight and hope the fares will hold for a few more days?
Flying to D.C. from Minneapolis at the end of the month. Haven't booked flight. Don't fly often. Need advice. [more inside]
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.
Need guidance to make travel plans from DC area to Amsterdam in a low cost way. [more inside]
What is your advice for finding cheap San Francisco-Paris tickets for a trip this summer? [more inside]
4 men. 3 days/2nights. 1 bachelor party. Fun and originality are the priorities. Money is tight. Help me, hive mind? [more inside]
Would it be cheaper to get to Aarhus (Denmark) from Stockholm (Sweden) by budget air or by train? [more inside]
Estimating how long I can wait to book a specific airfare I found, before that fare increases... [more inside]
Do any of the airfare search websites allow extremely broad searches? [more inside]
Please help me find super-cheap round trip airfare from Boston, US (or Montreal, Canada) to London, UK for a 2-week trip during the winter holiday season (Dec 15 - Jan 15, dates flexible). [more inside]
How far in advance should I make plane reservations for a New York to London flight to find the best price? [more inside]
What's the least expensive way to get to India? [more inside]
Are there scheduled (or irregular) flights between small airports on which one can book passage? [more inside]
Ideas for seeking corporate donations of tech equipment and air travel? I'm one of the co-founders of a free arts/tech workshop happening for the first time this August in Serbia. We've already had some modest success getting funding for this through traditional channels, but I also want to approach hardware companies and airlines to see if they can help us. [more inside]
Can airline miles be gifted to a charity cause or person? [more inside]
How can I find inexpensive airfare to Buenos Aires? I just used Kayak to price tickets, and the cheapest were in the $1200-$1300 range. [more inside]
What are the "tricks of the trade" when it comes to getting the cheapest airfare possible? [more inside]
Rapid Rewards Filter: Am I going insane? [more inside]
If I don't care where I'm going, and I want to pay as little as possible for a round-trip ticket (over a few days) what's the best way to do it? I don't need any advance warning where I'm going... I'm willing to just get on a plane and go, as long as it's a round trip ticket and I can get back within a known period of time. [more inside]
Incheon, Korea to Toronto return flight. Early September. Ten days. Any tips on finding a good travel agent, travel website, and/or economical fare would be much appreciated.
I have a year to plan for a flight to Tokyo from the U.S. west coast or central U.S. (preferably DFW) in Sept or Oct 2007. All the fares I'm pulling up as far out as I can go are $800-1050 roundtrip. Is this as good a deal as I can expect to get?
International-Travel-Filter: How do I tell which airlines are good and which are shit? [more inside]
Is there a travel search engine that will search airfares to multiple cities at once? [more inside]
Is this airfare for real? [more inside]
Bestfares.com. Scam or worthwhile deals? Does anybody have experience with bestfares.com? It's a $60 annual membership to get, ostensibly, below "sale" prices on lots of fares. And they look cheap. 'm most interested in airfares only (US + Int'l) and not in cruises, Vegas junkets, or hotels. Is it worth it? Any other hot ideas for actually getting cheap fares to, say, Europe?
What's the deal with standby? Any mefites have first-hand experience of traveling on the cheap? [more inside]
Is there a Web site that monitors airline prices and alerts you: 1. When a fare drops to my requested price. 2. When there is an overall drop in an airfare to a particular destination. This would be similar to Google's news Alerts. I am looking to fly from Chicago to Orlando that later part of May. I am looking for an airfare around $150.00. Presently the lowest fare I can find is $182.00.
I need to visit a family member in Santa Fe, NM, in less than two weeks. (I live in Miami.) The airfare right now isn't pretty, but I've heard people say that you can get cheaper fares at the last minute. Is this true? Should I hold off buying a ticket?
what kind of service/which website do you use for finding cheap airline tickets? [more inside]
I'm planning to take a trip to Russia next summer and have some questions about flying using standby. What sort of discounts do you get? Many more questions inside. [more inside]