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Old 01-19-2010, 06:51 PM
 
Location: somewhere in GA
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Hello everyone,

I just wanted to know if anybody knows of a site perhaps that offers cheap or discounted plane tickets or am I doomed on the fact that children pay the same fare as adults on planes?




Thanks in Advance!
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Durham (Southpoint Mall Area)
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As a flight attendant, it would be much harder for you to get a buddy pass for you and a child / children as there is always the horrible possibility that only one of you will be able to get on the flight (or worse both will be bumped off the flight) due to the passengers that are paying full fare. Plus (which I am sure you are aware of this) buddy passes are standby tickets only. No guarantee of getting on the plane. I would suggest you purchase a regular seat so at least you know you wont be waiting at the airport all day trying to get out on a flight. A simple google search will pull up some sites that you can visit and check out and see who has the lowest fare. Dont give up, there is hope, just dont put your hope in a buddy pass. Just my opinion.
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:48 AM
 
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On domestic flights, children pay the same as adults (with the exception of a very rare, occasional special sale.)

Best advice, register your email on each of the airlines that fly the routes you are interested in -- then you will receive their emails about sales.
Try to plan without needing to fly on a Friday or Sunday/Monday -- these are by far the most expensive days.
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:01 AM
 
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I am a DL Flight attendant....

we nickname them "enemy passes" since they cost 3/4 of a typical ticket and you have a likely chance that you will not get on!

My friend was stuck in portland for 12 hours one day and ended up buying a ticket!

I would just check travelzoo.com... i get all my fare sale info from them, because, even though i get free tickets, it's often worth the peace of mind to just buy.
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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As lastminutemom said trying avoiding Friday and Sunday/Monday. Most times try going directly to the airline's site, usually airlines roll out their discounts mid-week. "Go, there's nothing stopping you..."
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I like kayak.com too.
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:25 AM
 
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Just ask around which flights are usually not full..If you have the time just wait for a flight.
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:33 AM
 
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Flyertalk.com is another site with good info about using vouchers and points. Good luck!
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:43 AM
 
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Originally Posted by mslashondapjohnson View Post
Hello everyone,

I just wanted to know if anybody knows of a site perhaps that offers cheap or discounted plane tickets or am I doomed on the fact that children pay the same fare as adults on planes?




Thanks in Advance!
Children take up a seat just like adults, so why shouldn't they pay as much?
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:41 AM
 
Location: North Fulton, GA
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I remember when my children were under age 2, not buying tickets for them and holding them. One particular trip from Minneapolis to Stuttgart, Germany comes to mind and it isn't a good memory, especially since the infant on my lap, grabbed the raw fish served by Air France and squeezed it all over me so I smelled like a rotten fish all the way back to the states.

I'm a little horrified thinking that I always had my children safe in their safety seats in cars but held them during take-off and landings in a plane. If something had happened I would have regretted not buying the extra ticket.
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