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Old 08-12-2010, 02:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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From your own experience which is the best web site/search engine to check on/purchase airfare to Germany?
I checked Orbitz, Onetravel, Expedia, Kayak, Priceline, Booking Buddy, Cheapair, Travelocity, Matrix ...
Thank you!
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I would say directly from the airline that you're going to fly out on. When I took my trips to Germany, I did it directly from the Lufthansa website. You avoid bookings fee that way too.

Lufthansa - Online flight offers | No booking fee | Sale fares to Europe
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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I have always found the best prices on Orbitz or Kayak.

However I also prefer to just check airline by airline.
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I usually check orbitz etc etc, then look for the cheapest airline on them and go directly to the airline's website.
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Old 08-14-2010, 12:12 PM
 
Location: When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic
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Iceland Express flying from EWR (Newark, NJ) with a stopover and change planes in Reykjavik (KEF) to Germany(Berlin) is one of the options and a very frugal one.
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Old 08-14-2010, 12:19 PM
 
Location: When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic
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Iceland Express flying from EWR (Newark, NJ) with a stopover and change planes in Reykjavik (KEF) to Germany(Berlin) is one of the options and a very frugal one.
And the cost was $246 one way on July 19, 2010 flight
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Old 08-14-2010, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Central California
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airberlin.com - Your Airline. Online flight booking

I've seen pretty cheap fares advertised on AirBerlin
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Old 08-15-2010, 02:03 AM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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I would say directly from the airline that you're going to fly out on. When I took my trips to Germany, I did it directly from the Lufthansa website. You avoid bookings fee that way too.

Lufthansa - Online flight offers | No booking fee | Sale fares to Europe
Another benefit of booking directly with the airline is that they can work with you on resolving issues with your reservation should they come up. I used to book my flights with Expedia but when I did my Seattle/Canada trip, I found the lowest price directly on Alaskan Airlines website and booked it. Less than 24 hours later, I realized that I needed an earlier flight into Seattle and contacted Alaskan to explore my options. Turns out that since it was less than 24 hours since I booked, I did not have to pay a change fee ... The only thing I had to pay was the difference in ticket price as I was leaving out of a different airport to make the earlier flight. I shudder to think of the hassle and expense had I gone through Expedia versus the airline. All my flights since then (except one) was booked directly with the airlines.
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:38 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Follow Airfarewatchdog and Farecompare.
We have to go to Dallas this fall, but I was putting off book a flight because it was so expensive, and the cheaper flights had connections.
Airfarewatchdog clued me in to a cheaper fare with a nonstop flight on Friday.
I went to the airline and booked.
The Iceland Express fare is great if the traveler can be flexible with dates; I have been keeping an eye on it for a Paris trip.
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