Cheap Tickets - TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards!



Go Back   TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards! > Members Lounge > General Travel Tips, Education, Advice > Travel Budget, Money Matters, Financial Talk

Travel Budget, Money Matters, Financial Talk Mom, can I borrow ten grand?! Gimme yo mastercard! How the heck can I pay for my trip?! Ideas for making money. How much dough do I need?

Raileurope.com: See Europe by train
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-22-2004, 12:25 PM   #1
Members
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Georgia
Posts: 68
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to BuddyLee Send a message via AIM to BuddyLee Send a message via MSN to BuddyLee Send a message via Yahoo to BuddyLee
Default

It looks like they have some pretty good deals... and I might could save a couple hundred dollars if I won an auction.. as I priced tickets from airports around here to London all were coming out in the $700+ range. So anywho anyone tried it? and also what are some of the cheaper cities/towns you found to fly in and out of?
BuddyLee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2004, 01:41 PM   #2
Members
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Georgia
Posts: 68
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to BuddyLee Send a message via AIM to BuddyLee Send a message via MSN to BuddyLee Send a message via Yahoo to BuddyLee
Default

Ok went to economytravel.com looks like they have good prices! but the search did'nt seem to like me.. could anyone look up a Tallahassee, Fl to London ticket for me..
BuddyLee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2004, 02:10 PM   #3
Yoda
 
space virgin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Hell
Posts: 5,533
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

First of all, what are the dates you're flying? Second of all, understand that I know next to nothing of Florida geography... but it's likely you'll get a better deal if you flew out of a major airport like Miami, if getting to Miami's airport is even remotely feasible to you (or another major city, even in another state, that's close to Tallahassee.)

Economy travel is a great site but can be a little touchy. It could be your spelling of Tallahassee or it just could be the dates you plugged in. I typed in September 1 to October 1 and got a rate of $680 including tax on United Airlines from Tallahassee to London (either Gatwick or Heathrow, I'm not sure.)

Also check out www.expedia.com, www.lowestfare.com, www.priceline.com, www.cheaptickets.com, and god knows what others... www.orbitz.com, www.1800flyeurope.com... the list is endless. Also try the airlines' websites. I actually ended up getting the best deal directly through British Air for Seattle to Heathrow r/t *direct*. Sometimes the airlines can surprise you that way!
__________________
Various bloggings (Version 2.0)
space virgin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2004, 02:18 PM   #4
Members
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Georgia
Posts: 68
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to BuddyLee Send a message via AIM to BuddyLee Send a message via MSN to BuddyLee Send a message via Yahoo to BuddyLee
Default

Aye! I've never flown before! but my next question is do I want a one way or a round trip... I know I'll be coming back.. I just don't kmnow when.. if all goes good with money then it might go longer then expected.. same with if its more expenisve i may have to leave early..
BuddyLee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2004, 03:00 PM   #5
Yoda
 
space virgin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Hell
Posts: 5,533
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

are you a student? A lot of times you can get decent deals on one-way tickets at student travel agencies (don't ask me why, it doesn't really make sense.) economy travel has a one-way ticket from tallahassee to london for about $400 including tax departing september 1, which is actually a decent price. I have no idea what a one-way ticket would cost from europe back to tallahassee, it would depend on when you left. Historically, though, one-way tickets are frequently as expensive if not more so than a round-trip. I don't know why this is true but it is. (Some people buy a round-trip ticket and just never use the return portion. It's frowned on by airlines, but that's another consideration.)
__________________
Various bloggings (Version 2.0)
space virgin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2004, 03:29 PM   #6
Members
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Georgia
Posts: 68
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to BuddyLee Send a message via AIM to BuddyLee Send a message via MSN to BuddyLee Send a message via Yahoo to BuddyLee
Default

ok! woot wow.. i checked out a a studend travel agency online.. studentuniverse.com and instead of leaving at the end of august i left at the end of september.. a one way ticket droped from 450.. to 288.00.. very nice.. I might wait a little longer in leaving..
BuddyLee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2004, 03:40 PM   #7
Members
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Georgia
Posts: 68
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to BuddyLee Send a message via AIM to BuddyLee Send a message via MSN to BuddyLee Send a message via Yahoo to BuddyLee
Default

Sorry for all the questions guys! but one more! can I get a round trip ticket that doens't have a certain date i have to be back.. just that I can redeem it before say 60 days or 180 days..
BuddyLee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2004, 04:37 PM   #8
Yoda
 
space virgin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Hell
Posts: 5,533
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

yeah, but open tickets tend to be pretty expensive. You would probably need to talk to a travel agent or directly with an airline for that. good luck!
__________________
Various bloggings (Version 2.0)
space virgin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2004, 09:37 AM   #9
TPunk Recognized
 
Delaney's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 456
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Delaney Send a message via MSN to Delaney
Default

Another student website is statravel.com. I think their rates are comparable to studentuniverse, but it is work checking out.
__________________
“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” - Albert Einstein


You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who'll decide where to go. - Dr. Suess


Why I'm not on TPunk as much anymore: http://www.kaushallab.cbl.umces.edu/people.html#katie
Delaney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2004, 10:52 AM   #10
Members
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Georgia
Posts: 68
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to BuddyLee Send a message via AIM to BuddyLee Send a message via MSN to BuddyLee Send a message via Yahoo to BuddyLee
Default

Is it normal for there not to be a tax on airline tickets?! Comparing prices again and went to economytravel.com and for a Sept 29-Dec 29 round trip from London is 517 with no taxes.. while most of the prices I've seen are $480-$490 plus $120 in taxes...
BuddyLee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2004, 02:56 PM   #11
Members
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Georgia
Posts: 68
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to BuddyLee Send a message via AIM to BuddyLee Send a message via MSN to BuddyLee Send a message via Yahoo to BuddyLee
Default

woot! i found the tickets I wanted! no more on this thread from me...
BuddyLee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2004, 03:43 PM   #12
Minister of Offense
 
omisan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San Fran Disco
Posts: 6,561
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to omisan Send a message via Yahoo to omisan
Default

Care to share your technique? I'm sure we could all use some cheap-ticket enlightenment!
__________________
¿Donde esta Omid? Omi-san wa doko desuka? Ou est Omid? Wo ist Omid?

Find out @ http://omidabroad.blogspot.com

omisan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2004, 03:48 PM   #13
Weasel Jones
 
joanofarc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,076
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

i just like how he/she keeps saying 'woot' - i especially liked the 'woot wow' earlier too.
__________________
bend over to the front and touch your toes
bounce that ass up and down and get low...
joanofarc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2004, 04:03 PM   #14
Members
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Georgia
Posts: 68
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to BuddyLee Send a message via AIM to BuddyLee Send a message via MSN to BuddyLee Send a message via Yahoo to BuddyLee
Default

well I'm he! rawwr! buy anywho economytravel.com I found some for a little over 600 bucks with tax.. not cheap.. from Sept 29-Dec 29 roundtrip London.... i could save about 50 bucks by going to atlanta but its 4 hours away so looks like I'll be leaving out of Tallahassee... $4000 3 months can I do it?
BuddyLee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2004, 07:54 PM   #15
TPunk Emeritus
 
voyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 2,309
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to voyd Send a message via Yahoo to voyd
Question

www.bestfares.com used to be really good - but they charge $75/yr membership and their deals have been steadily getting not-as-good anymore...
voyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2004, 10:18 PM   #16
To Smart For Mensa
 
TheJake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 5,818
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via AIM to TheJake Send a message via MSN to TheJake Send a message via Yahoo to TheJake Send a message via Skype™ to TheJake
Default

i used skyauction.com for my brazil tickets and it is turning out to be a pain in the arse... so careful with them I paid too much for my tickets but I just got all excited about bidding LOL stupid me... Neway I paid in total 748 for r/t phoenix to sao paulo at skyauction.com and that is with travel insurance... I am pretty sure that I could have gotten it cheaper directly from continental and wouldnt have the hassle of having bald tickets.... but whatever live and learn.. NO MORE SKYAUCTION for me
__________________
Adventure needs to be as much about discovering yourself as it is about discovering the world.
TheJake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2004, 11:23 AM   #17
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 177
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

What are bald tickets Jake? Have I been getting the hairy ones all this time and never realized??
jorgino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2004, 01:12 PM   #18
To Smart For Mensa
 
TheJake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 5,818
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via AIM to TheJake Send a message via MSN to TheJake Send a message via Yahoo to TheJake Send a message via Skype™ to TheJake
Default

yup your tickets are hairy.

bald tickets are tickets that cannot be changed. It totally blows... and they have rules like no flying on weekends and crap like that
__________________
Adventure needs to be as much about discovering yourself as it is about discovering the world.
TheJake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2004, 08:19 PM   #19
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 177
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

oh I see, thx for the hint, how did your ticket turn out to be anyway? Did it work for you?
jorgino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2004, 03:41 AM   #20
Members
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: From Vancouver, Canada but living in Nottingham, UK
Posts: 78
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to starpiste Send a message via Yahoo to starpiste
Default

I just wanted to add some stuff from my experience this summer looking for a flight from Vancouver to London.

Some countries require you to prove your intent to leave their country and often the best way of doing that is a return flight.

Also, you can often change the departure date for a fee. The fee can vary a lot (I heard 50-200 CAD when booking my flight to London) but seemed to vary depending if you change it through the airline or a travel agent, or if you have an e-ticket. You might also be able to buy change insurance on the flight so you can get refunded if you change your date.
starpiste is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply






Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cheap PLANE TICKETS to OKTOBERFEST!!! LaurieL622 I NEED HELP- ASAP! 6 09-06-2006 04:19 PM
One Way Tickets mowark Travel Transportation 12 04-17-2006 01:59 PM
Buy tickets here or there????? over0125 Eurail Passes 3 07-29-2005 06:01 AM
One way tickets Somnambulation General Travel Tips and Advice 12 03-29-2004 05:32 PM
Cheap round the world tickets wonderbird22 Travel Transportation 0 01-15-2004 07:16 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:57 AM.



 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121