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Old 01-18-2011, 11:54 AM
 
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man flying is so expensive. just priced tickets for 2 adults and 2 kids.To go from minnesota back to pennsylvania it came out to be $1500. I just got depressed quickly. it looks like ill never be going back to pennsylvania. This really sucks.
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:03 PM
 
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NC to Texas...roughly twice a year on average since 2000...but I'm single, no kids. Used to be able to do it for under $200 but this last Christmas it was over $425. Plus baggage fees. Plus parking/taxi. Still beats a 2 day drive (which I have also done).
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:19 PM
 
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You need to fly Southwest- I go from Philly to Seattle 3-4 times a year and have NEVER paid over $225.-Just keep monitoring the site.

Which "coast" is Minnesota on anyway".........?
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:37 PM
 
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You need to fly Southwest- I go from Philly to Seattle 3-4 times a year and have NEVER paid over $225.-Just keep monitoring the site.

Which "coast" is Minnesota on anyway".........?
midwest. and its different when its just you compared to a girlfriend and 2 kids also
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:10 PM
 
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CA - VA
The children went 1-2 times per year. I did not get back for over 10 years. I found it cheaper and newer experiences to fly out of the country yearly
as well as drive to states close by.

It helped that folks from CA often fly here.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:38 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Use to fly from Atlanta to BOS 3-4x a year, when but in the last few year its 1 or 2x a year now, and sometimes we drive (about every other year we drive up to bos) now
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:03 PM
 
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It is expensive. So, can people come visit you? Use skype on your computer to stay connected. Maybe one of you can take more time off of work than the other, and drive with the kids, while the other flys up for a weekend, or can drive one way back. I looked at the prices for Christmas this year, and just flat out said "not going to happen"...they jack up the prices so crazy...it is not worth it. I will wait until it is less expensive.
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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man flying is so expensive. just priced tickets for 2 adults and 2 kids.To go from minnesota back to pennsylvania it came out to be $1500. I just got depressed quickly. it looks like ill never be going back to pennsylvania. This really sucks.

Ha, you think that is bad? Try getting tickets from Florida to Alaska. We just moved here in August and DW is already talking about making a trip up there to visit this summer. (family of 5, tickets are about $650 ea for mid June) I have no desire to make the trip, so we'll see if I can talk her out of it. I would rather spend the money checking out the region we already live in.

I would ultimately like to go visit home every other year or every other 2 years. Its too expensive, and way too long of a flight. Been there, done that. I would like to see some other stuff in my lifetime. Our family can come down here and visit us in winter. It gets them out of the cold and there is plenty to do in this vacation destination state we live in now.
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:38 AM
 
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One way to help with travel costs is I got a US Air Visa and I bank dividend miles for free tickets. I use it to pay bills, and anything else that will take visa. I've been doing this since we started talking about our move and have already earned two free tickets. I figure by the time we live in FL I'll have enough for 3 maybe 4. In the meantime for our trips now, I book travel around the cheapest tickets possible so I can save my dividend miles for the times I can't get a cheap ticket.
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