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Old 12-02-2011, 12:14 PM
 
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What's everyone's opinion on the best site now for good airline tickets with non-traditional routings? I'm looking for a flight for the holiday from NY to Brussels to Mumbai back to NY (over 3 weeks). Thanks.
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:16 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Travel agent service seems to be the best for travels with stopovers and non-traditional routing.
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Back in Dallas Texas where I belong!
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I watch Airfare Watchdog. I got tickets from NYC to Barcelona for just over $500, that same morning the travel agent called me and told me I should buy the tickets she found for $1200 cause I wouldn't find anything better.
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:50 PM
 
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Default Avoid Travelocity

...because you may accidentally buy trip insurance you didn't want. Trip insurance is automatically selected and you have to remember to deselect before purchasing.

I am now using Expedia, which doesn't do this.

I haven't done an exhaustive comparison, but usually all the travel websites are very close to the same for air fare AND they typically are the same as going directly to the airline.

The travel websites all allow you to mix and match airlines. I don't use travel agents anymore because I got tired of waiting for return phone calls.
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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Thanks for all the above. I just found a great site with good deals and let's you do complicated searches and with really good prices (compared to other sites i've checked): AirlineCity.com . it lets you fly different airlines on different pieces and makes up the itinerary that way. Thanks for your help guys.
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:30 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Just make sure you leave LOTS of time to connect. Un-Connected tickets if you buy them seperaratly do NOT show up in the other airlines computer. If you Inbound Flight is Late/Canceled/delayed etc. Then you are SOL on your next flight. Don't expect them to change your onward ticket for free, You will mostly likely have to buy a FULL FARE replacement ticket for the missed flight.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:29 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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I use Amex, they've saved my butt a couple times and booked some very complicated itineraries.
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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If you are going from NY-Brussels-Mumbai I would highly recommend checking out Lufthansa. I bet if you flew out of Newark(EWR) you could get a pretty good deal.

Orbitz is also very good with doing multi-city destinations, so you should check them out too.
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:38 PM
 
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Travelocity does ask you a second time if you are sure you want trip insurance and gives you a second chance to deselect. I'll admit that can be annoying but since I'll be travelling with my dad and step mom who are in their mid 80's I was happy to purchase it. Just hope the plan is any good.
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:42 PM
 
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> Travelocity does ask you a second time if you are sure you want trip insurance and gives you a second chance to deselect.

Not in my experience. In any case, a "default purchase" is a slimy business practice.

> Just hope the plan is any good.

Travel insurance (including theirs) comes with many limitations and exclusions. I wouldn't "hope" it was good for me, I wouldn't buy it intentionally unless I knew it was good for me.
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