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Old 01-19-2010, 01:18 PM
 
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Crazy airline pricing - just searched a ticket the other day. A to C (with layover in B) was $362. If you only wanted to go A to B ticket was $513!!!!! Same flight from A to B for both tickets!!!

Haha, yep...you'll see that too. People that fly alot call those hidden cities (or something to that effect). Basically, you buy the A to C ticket, but don't take the B to C leg of the flight. Obviously, the airlines frown upon this, but if you're not worried about frequent flier miles, etc, then I don't know much of what they can do.
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Haha, yep...you'll see that too. People that fly alot call those hidden cities (or something to that effect). Basically, you buy the A to C ticket, but don't take the B to C leg of the flight. Obviously, the airlines frown upon this, but if you're not worried about frequent flier miles, etc, then I don't know much of what they can do.
Airlines have always been dumb about this sort of thing. Years ago when we moved here, I drove the rental van but my husband flew here (He needed to attend a meeting Monday morning in LA and start the new position in Nova the next day). Believe it or not it was cheaper to buy him a round trip ticket and just use half of it than to buy a 1-way ticket.
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Ashburn, VA
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I agree about taking Amtrak. You don't have to get there early, you have more space, and can get up and walk around during the ride. DC and NYC are points of origination so finding a seat is no problem. It's a comfortable way to go.
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:58 PM
 
Location: The OC to NOVA
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The way I find flights (I do it often, used to be in a long-distance relationship and now I send my daughter to CA once per month to see her dad) is to do a search on expedia or side step and look for what I want. I then go to each of the sites and see if I can get it for lower than expedia. If you look on Side Step they will indicate which airlines they did not compare so you can dig a little deeper. I checked Southwest- they have a non-stop from BWI to Laquardia but it is more than the Expedia flights. I just did a quick Expedia search for non-stop to NYC and here are the results:
Delta JetBlue Airways UNITED US Airways American Airlines Continental Nonstop from [SIZE=2]$107
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$129 total see below from [SIZE=2]$107
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$129 total from [SIZE=2]$107
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$129 total from [SIZE=2]$117
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$139 total from [SIZE=2]$117
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$139 total
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I wish one of those bus services to NYC would leave from Reston. It's a pain to have to drive in to Rosslyn or Union Station. Reston's a highly populated area with a lot of New Yorkers, those bus companies are missing out on a big market by not having one of the busses leave from out here.
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