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    Feb 15, 2010 5:22 PM GMT
    I've been looking on pages such as kayak for cheap flights, but they aren't really that cheap ...or cheap enough. Do you have any tips on where to find cheap flights?
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    Feb 15, 2010 8:02 PM GMT
    I've been checking prices on Orbitz and Priceline. Priceline was cheaper than Orbitz by $150.

    I also checked the airlines websites directly, and they weren't cheap at all. The prices were either the same as Orbitz/Priceline, or more expensive. Sometimes airlines have special promos, but they have a lot of restrictions. Southwest recently had one where it was $50 each way. But the routes were limited and your flight had to be after March.

    I think there are a couple of travel agents here on RJ. Maybe they'll reply to this thread.
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    Feb 16, 2010 10:41 AM GMT
    How come most of the time it's cheaper to buy round trip tickets, than one-way?
  • leixguy

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    Feb 16, 2010 2:20 PM GMT
    where do you want to fly (and from where) i always use skyscanner.net
  • Bunjamon

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    Feb 16, 2010 3:01 PM GMT
    boulderic saidHow come most of the time it's cheaper to buy round trip tickets, than one-way?


    When you fly RT, you're buying two tickets. Since you're getting two, the airline makes each one a little bit less expensive. One-way tickets are just one, so the airline compensates by charging a little bit more.

    I have had good luck with expedia, cheaptickets, orbitz, kayak, all of them. But you have to search multiple dates, during the off season, and look for promotions. Travelling cheap is a lot of work, and requires a lot of research! If you're not going far, consider other options like the train and buses.
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    Feb 16, 2010 9:55 PM GMT
    I'm going to Shanghai, China so there is no other option.
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    Feb 16, 2010 10:06 PM GMT
    The plan is to go to Shanghai and come back via another city... let's say New Delhi or Bangkok. icon_razz.gif I noticed what you mentioned, that some days are less expensive than others.. guess I'll just have to keep looking. Thanks for the tips everyone.
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    Mar 22, 2010 4:25 PM GMT
    Dohop.com FTW!!!
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    Mar 22, 2010 4:42 PM GMT
    I use www.kayak.com. It searches many of the other sites such as cheaptickets, orbitz, the individual airline sites, etc from one place.
  • skininethousa...

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    Mar 22, 2010 4:47 PM GMT
    Bing travel has worked great for me.
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    Mar 22, 2010 5:00 PM GMT
    keepinghealthy saidI use www.kayak.com. It searches many of the other sites such as cheaptickets, orbitz, the individual airline sites, etc from one place.


    Yep - Kayak is what is known as a meta-search engine
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    Mar 22, 2010 5:03 PM GMT
    Much of traveling cheap is consistent research.

    I was recently watching plane tickets to Chicago...for several nights they were running $270-$300...then suddenly one night they dropped to $198 and I booked, coming WAY under budget on my conference planning. My superiors at work were quite pleased.
  • danisnotstr8

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    Mar 22, 2010 5:10 PM GMT
    Many of the cheapest airlines are actually NOT included in the meta-searches. If you want to travel overseas, check out the smaller airlines from the place you're travelling to. Also, check places aside from here that would typically send visitors to that place. I am going to Israel next week for 40% less than the cheapest flight I could find on Kayak.
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    Mar 22, 2010 9:10 PM GMT
    The ticket I found on dohop was way cheaper then the once I found on kayak. But I guess it's right. As long as you keep looking you eventually find something.
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    Mar 22, 2010 9:19 PM GMT
    boulderic saidI've been looking on pages such as kayak for cheap flights, but they aren't really that cheap ...or cheap enough. Do you have any tips on where to find cheap flights?


    I usually use one of these 3 sites - Travelocity, Travelzoo and Orbitz.com

    My last multi-cities flight from SFO-London-Rome was pretty cheap (around $740) total for a round 3-multi-cities flight round-trip on British Airways. I booked that on Travelocity. icon_cool.gif Keep looking around, good luck.

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    Mar 22, 2010 9:52 PM GMT
    Leixguy...Thank you. I checked out Skyscanner.com -Great site for air and hotels..

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  • leixguy

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    Mar 24, 2010 11:37 PM GMT
    skyscanner is way better than kayak, you can search for the cheapest flights to 'everywhere' in the 'whole year' so for example today there are return flights from london to orlando for 230 euro (inc taxes and charges)