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Old 01-10-2005, 10:47 AM   #1
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Well, this is the best time of the year to buy air fares, guys. Virgin Atlantic is running their sale, again, only this time it's gone up from $99 each way to $109...

Check 'em out (I'm still looking for cheap fares to Iceland for that February Iceland Tpunk Meetup!!!)
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Boston $145* Jan 10 - Feb 28, 2005
Las Vegas $221* Jan 06 - Mar 13, 2005
Los Angeles $191* Jan 11 - Mar 13, 2005
Miami $210* Jan 12 - Mar 13, 2005
New York (JFK) $119* Jan 11 - Mar 13, 2005
New York (Newark) $119* Jan 11 - Mar 13, 2005
Orlando $210* Jan 16 - Mar 13, 2005
San Francisco $190* Jan 11 - Mar 13, 2005
Washington DC $119* Jan 8 - Mar 13, 2005
"To celebrate we have some amazing fares to London and you can save an additional $10.00 when booking online.* Fares are one way based on round-trip purchase."
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Goddammit... wish they were extended for May-June travel...
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Somehow, from California, with taxes & fees, it always comes out to be about $540 r/t this time of year. *grumble* I'm still waiting to get another BA special where I went for $200 r/t... now THAT was a fare sale!!

I have enough Virgin miles for a free trip, but I think I want to save up some more to get an upgrade to Upper Class and go in style
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^ Same with Seattle. Although the SAS Christmas Calendar fares were pretty damn good... less than $500 for some really interesting destinations.

I guess the West Coast has better rates to asian cities.
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I am VERY interested in Iceland ! I could maybe get another Tper to go too. Iceland would be so incredible..

Incidentially, how do I find flights from the UK to other places? I havent messed with it too much but I am kind of stumped...
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Well jeez, steph... here is one place to start, but also try British Midlands, BMI Baby, plus ryan air / easy jet etc... Also there's Opodo.

What do you MEAN you don't know where to start??? hahaha!
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I need ACT/AUS/DFW (TX) - LIR (Costa Rica) in mid-June.
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^ I just looked at Mobissimo, and they have a rate of $407 on Continental from DFW including tax. They also had one for $395 I think from Opodo, but I don't know which airline it is. I used the dates June 10 to June 24 since I had no idea when you're going.
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Steph - check out http://www.ebookers.com - I find it pretty handy for finding flights from the UK.
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^ I just looked at Mobissimo, and they have a rate of $407 on Continental from DFW including tax.* * They also had one for $395 I think from Opodo, but I don't know which airline it is.* I used the dates June 10 to June 24 since I had no idea when you're going.
Hey thanks! Ya, it seems all the rates have dropped - I wonder if it's from the tsunami or new year or what? Anyways, I found something just under $400 from Continental outta DFW too - so that sounds halfway decent.

Good guess on the date, btw too. I'm tentatively planning on going 6/10-12.
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Just so you know, probably after January or maybe even stretching into Feb. the rates are going to start climbing back up again. At least that's been my experience.
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Dang my spring break starts March 14th...that would be awesome to hop over to London for a week. Time to research!
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Anyone know of some of these amazing fares going the -other- way? I wouldn't mind getting home briefly from Africa (via london or whatnot) but I can't afford the usual 900+ it takes to get across the atlantic.
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steph you could try

www.lastminute.com
www.expedia.co.uk

or pop into a local "flight centre" as they will always match any flight
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For those of you interested in the February Iceland Meetup (so far, it's just me and a local friend), how do these fares sound? I know they are for departures through Jan. 31, not February, but I wanted to get a feel for what rates people will be willing to pay...

Travel from Boston:
Reykjavik from $275*
Travel from Baltimore:
Reykjavik from $275*
Travel from Minneapolis and Orlando:
Reykjavik from $325*

Last purchase date: January 18, 2005
Depart through: January 31, 2005
Minimum stay: Saturday night
Maximum stay: 30 days
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What, these guys forget about Chicago?
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Any west coast deals for Iceland? I'm thinking I'm gonna *need* a vacation in February, as much as I'm trying to save up my vacation time.
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Hmm. Is that Iceland Air, Mike? God, how bitchin' would that be...
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