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Old 04-10-2013, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Also, since 9/11, there is so much money spent on security. I'm not talking about the TSA lines, I'm talking about things you don't see or likely don't even know about. Blast analyses, hardening of the terminals, perimeter detection systems. These upgrades costs hundreds of millions of dollars, and the airport tenants--which are primarily the airlines--pay for them as part of their flight fee formula, and so YOU pay for them because those costs are passed on in the fares.
Good point!

Prices on just about everything are going up, and service in general is slipping. Sad, really. Meanwhile, large corporations are raking in record profits.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:50 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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If your airline ticket costs $1500 (most roundtrip tickets from the US to Europe are in about that price range) that leaves $500 for hotel, food, and transportation. Of course it can be done but it won't be easy!
you can fly practically anywhere in the americas for under $1000 RT.

just a quick scan of prices from your airport DFW.

san jose costa rica (june 4th - june 11th): $453 RT with taca intl. leaves around $1500 in spending money for the week or like $220/day. more than enough.

santo domingo dominican republic (june 4th - 11th): $600 with delta. leaves $1400 or $200/day.

medellin, colombia (june 5th - june 12th): $699 with taca. leaves $1300 in spending, around $185/day.

quito, ecuador (june 3 - june 11th): $760 with delta. leaves around $1200 for spending, or $150/day. more than enough.

santiago, chile (june 3rd - june 10th): $940 with aeromexico. leaves around $150/day for spending.

i take mini-one week trips to central/south america all the time when i am working in the US. average total costs including flight is around $1500 per trip. and i am not a college student nor do i stay in hostels. i also don't book any of these flights in advance, usually two or three days before i fly out.

DFW isn't a very good airport for asia-bound flights, but out here on the west coast i have no problem booking flights on short notice for under or near $1000 (HKG, MNL, BKK, SGN, etc). i never stay for only a week but if i wanted to that would leave around $1000 for the week there, which is perfectly acceptable in the vast majority of asia.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:47 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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you can fly practically anywhere in the americas for under $1000 RT.

just a quick scan of prices from your airport DFW.

san jose costa rica (june 4th - june 11th): $453 RT with taca intl. leaves around $1500 in spending money for the week or like $220/day. more than enough.

santo domingo dominican republic (june 4th - 11th): $600 with delta. leaves $1400 or $200/day.

medellin, colombia (june 5th - june 12th): $699 with taca. leaves $1300 in spending, around $185/day.

quito, ecuador (june 3 - june 11th): $760 with delta. leaves around $1200 for spending, or $150/day. more than enough.

santiago, chile (june 3rd - june 10th): $940 with aeromexico. leaves around $150/day for spending.

i take mini-one week trips to central/south america all the time when i am working in the US. average total costs including flight is around $1500 per trip. and i am not a college student nor do i stay in hostels. i also don't book any of these flights in advance, usually two or three days before i fly out.

DFW isn't a very good airport for asia-bound flights, but out here on the west coast i have no problem booking flights on short notice for under or near $1000 (HKG, MNL, BKK, SGN, etc). i never stay for only a week but if i wanted to that would leave around $1000 for the week there, which is perfectly acceptable in the vast majority of asia.
But people really want to go to Europe, the richest continent on earth. :-)
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:51 PM
 
Location: classified
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you can fly practically anywhere in the americas for under $1000 RT.

just a quick scan of prices from your airport DFW.

san jose costa rica (june 4th - june 11th): $453 RT with taca intl. leaves around $1500 in spending money for the week or like $220/day. more than enough.

santo domingo dominican republic (june 4th - 11th): $600 with delta. leaves $1400 or $200/day.

medellin, colombia (june 5th - june 12th): $699 with taca. leaves $1300 in spending, around $185/day.

quito, ecuador (june 3 - june 11th): $760 with delta. leaves around $1200 for spending, or $150/day. more than enough.

santiago, chile (june 3rd - june 10th): $940 with aeromexico. leaves around $150/day for spending.

i take mini-one week trips to central/south america all the time when i am working in the US. average total costs including flight is around $1500 per trip. and i am not a college student nor do i stay in hostels. i also don't book any of these flights in advance, usually two or three days before i fly out.

DFW isn't a very good airport for asia-bound flights, but out here on the west coast i have no problem booking flights on short notice for under or near $1000 (HKG, MNL, BKK, SGN, etc). i never stay for only a week but if i wanted to that would leave around $1000 for the week there, which is perfectly acceptable in the vast majority of asia.
Yeah finding a relatively cheap flight from the US to anywhere in Central America is pretty easy, and when you count for food and lodging those costs actually tend to be much much cheaper than the US (in Guatemala for example it is possible to find hotel rooms for $5, and have one- or two-course meals at restaurants for US$3 to US$4).

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Old 04-10-2013, 02:55 PM
 
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Flying over either ocean is very expensive.

We can drive north to Canada or south to Central&South America but that is a dangerous journey.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:49 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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But people really want to go to Europe, the richest continent on earth. :-)
i don't know if i would call europe the richest continent. NAFTA's gdp per capita is 25% higher than the EU's, and north america has much richer cities. north america also has more millionaires and billionaires and higher percentage of world net worth despite having a lower population.

don't really understand the desire many have to travel to europe. least interesting (populated) continent on the planet.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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imo people from the biggest countries (China, India, US, Brazil) are less inclined to leave their national boundaries. The amount of diversity/ regional differences within these countries has an influence on mentality towards traveling imo.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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i don't know if i would call europe the richest continent. NAFTA's gdp per capita is 25% higher than the EU's, and north america has much richer cities. north america also has more millionaires and billionaires and higher percentage of world net worth despite having a lower population.

don't really understand the desire many have to travel to europe. least interesting (populated) continent on the planet.

Oooohhh, I love traveling to Europe. So much interesting history. And I know there is interesting history everywhere, but I really am interested in EUROPEAN history so there you have it.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:16 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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imo people from the biggest countries (China, India, US, Brazil) are less inclined to leave their national boundaries. The amount of diversity/ regional differences within these countries has an influence on mentality towards traveling imo.
the BRIC countries are in the middle of an explosion of international travel right now. for example, take thailand. in 2009 it received 777,508 tourists from china. in 2012 that number was up to 2,789,345. or 336,965 tourists from russia in 2009, up to 1,317,387 in 2012. or 459,795 tourists from india in 2009, up to 1,015,865 in 2012.

or just look at the explosion of tourists from BRIC countries in the US itself.

http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpag...et_Profile.pdf

http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpag...ble/brazil.pdf

1000% growth in 10 years. that's crazy and will likely continue. brazil and china could easily be the in the top 3 markets for total receipts by the end of the decade for US tourism

http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/pdf/2011-Top-10-Markets.pdf
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:04 PM
 
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When I'm done visiting every place in the US I still want to see, I'll be too old to travel to a different country.

( and I couldn't care less )
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