How soon in advance should we purchase airline tickets to get the cheapest flights? [more inside]
posted by clpage
on May 18, 2009 -
What is the best way to book a multi-stop series of international flights, preferably with flexibility to modify the itinerary later? [more inside]
posted by aatreya
on May 17, 2009 -
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?
posted by cubedweller
on Apr 4, 2009 -
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!
posted by madmamasmith
on Mar 28, 2009 -
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]
posted by myeviltwin
on Feb 15, 2009 -
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?
posted by comah
on Feb 11, 2009 -
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?
posted by ricochet biscuit
on Nov 9, 2008 -
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]
posted by blueshammer
on Oct 2, 2008 -
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]
posted by jckll
on Aug 14, 2008 -
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]
posted by K.P.
on Jul 8, 2008 -
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?
posted by Kat Allison
on Jul 1, 2008 -
Flying to D.C. from Minneapolis at the end of the month. Haven't booked flight. Don't fly often. Need advice. [more inside]
posted by kjackelen05
on Jun 4, 2008 -
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 -
Need guidance to make travel plans from DC area to Amsterdam in a low cost way. [more inside]
posted by maxg94
on Feb 10, 2008 -
What is your advice for finding cheap San Francisco-Paris tickets for a trip this summer? [more inside]
posted by ferdydurke
on Feb 6, 2008 -
4 men. 3 days/2nights. 1 bachelor party. Fun and originality are the priorities. Money is tight. Help me, hive mind? [more inside]
posted by mrmcsurly
on Jan 7, 2008 -
Would it be cheaper to get to Aarhus (Denmark) from Stockholm (Sweden) by budget air or by train? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Oct 25, 2007 -
Estimating how long I can wait to book a specific airfare I found, before that fare increases... [more inside]
posted by sparrows
on Sep 20, 2007 -
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]
posted by turtlegirl
on Aug 5, 2007 -
How far in advance should I make plane reservations for a New York to London flight to find the best price? [more inside]
posted by hobgadling
on Jul 9, 2007 -
Are there scheduled (or irregular) flights between small airports on which one can book passage? [more inside]
posted by spacewrench
on May 15, 2007 -
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.
posted by allterrainbrain
on Mar 6, 2007 -
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]
posted by medpt
on Nov 13, 2006 -
What are the "tricks of the trade" when it comes to getting the cheapest airfare possible? [more inside]
posted by mi6op
on Nov 1, 2006 -
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]
posted by phrontist
on Sep 12, 2006 -
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.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium
on Aug 4, 2006 -
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?
posted by zek
on Jul 12, 2006 -
Is there a travel search engine that will search airfares to multiple cities at once? [more inside]
posted by kimdog
on May 4, 2006 -
. 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?
posted by zpousman
on Apr 11, 2006 -
What's the deal with standby? Any mefites have first-hand experience of traveling on the cheap? [more inside]
posted by trinarian
on Mar 31, 2006 -
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.
posted by Mckoan1
on Jan 10, 2006 -
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?
posted by chrisgrau
on Dec 3, 2005 -
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]
posted by lockle
on Aug 10, 2005 -
Please help me plan a week-long vacation for two people for $2000. All crazy ideas welcome! [more inside]
posted by hamster
on Jul 27, 2005 -
What's the best way I can find discount travel (air, rail, rental car) destinations for a weekend trip from Paris? [more inside]
posted by sixpack
on Jul 13, 2005 -
My boyfriend and I are leaving from Ottawa to Honolulu in 10 days for 10 days. Should we book the hotels, car rentals and inter-island flights in advance or can we get away with doing it when we get there? [more inside]
posted by KathyK
on May 31, 2005 -
I usually find great prices for flights. But I'm coming up empty on this route: Amsterdam to Zurich. [more inside]
posted by fionab
on May 29, 2005 -