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Old 04-06-2008, 09:33 AM   #1
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I'm getting ready to buy tickets for my two-week trip to England. I'm thinking about taking Easy-Jet to Paris for a couple of days, and I'm not sure if I want to get a return flight out of Paris or London. My three options are:
1. Buy round trip from Kentucky-London and fly from London-Paris-London before coming home.
2. Buy one way to London and buy a return flight when I decide where I want to fly home from.
3. Buy round trip tickets and if I change my mind, change the flight home.

Any advice? Is it difficult to buy cheap return flights days before you want to return home? Is it super expensive/difficult to change plane tickets? What would YOU do in this situation!!?? The clock i ticking....

ps. I'm planning on travelling Jun 7-23ish
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I would go for either 1 or 3 because return flights are usually cheaper than 2 singles. Now, option 3 does give you more freedom but option 1 could be cheaper. I would play around for a bit and see what it would cost to fly London Paris London and then see what a round trip would cost. It might help make your decision. Personally I like 3 as it seems like less flying.
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I have to agree that one and three look the best. Last summer I flew into and out of London and it was a lot cheaper to fly back to London than to fly out of Paris. Buying a last minute return ticket will be way overpriced.
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You can go into Kayak.com and look for an "open-jaw" ticket (you fly in one place, out of another) and try to compare them. Use the multi-flight search feature to do this. So fly into London, leave from Paris. Might end up being cheaper than roundtrip to London + Paris-London ticket. Don't forget that Easyjet flies into Luton in London and you'll probably be flying out of Heathrow or Gatwick so you'll have to factor in the transportation time and cost to get from one airport to another.

Finally, think about taking the Eurostar from London to Paris (and back if necessary). Its super convenient, fast, and a great experience in my opinion.
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Personally I would try for kentucky-London and then paris-Kentucky if possible... does that flight route even exist? If so, then I suggest you do that... depending on how much time you're planning to spend in the UK and in France.

Give paris the few days that it deserves, I would say.

Since its only 2 weeks, your time is more valuable than the cost (so less time flying around the better)
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See that was my thought as well less flying time not to mention airport time means more time to be out sight seeing.
That being said money is important too-you don't wanna spend all your cash getting somewhere and then have no money to enjoy it.
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I ended up buying roundtrip tickets from Kentucky-London. It means one less day in Paris and one more night in London, but it'll be alright. Maybe I'll leave for Paris a bit earlier than I planned to get more out of it.

Now I just have to worry about Easyjet tickets and hostel stays. Is it better to buy Easyjet tickets early, or should I wait? Is it hard to get tix a few days in advance?
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