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Old 06-20-2012, 11:16 AM
 
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Hi! I must fly from Seattle to Denver in less than 2 weeks for a one-day job interview and then back home the same day (my expense, not reimbursed).

If it might lower the price: I could fly one day before, or one day after, for a two-day trip.

Any ideas on finding a low fare with a major carrier at this point? Right now, they show $500-$600 RT.

Not sure about waiting for last-minute fares (and risking no seating). Any certain days/times to check the major carrier sites?

Sorry to say I do not shop online except with the major airline carriers (due to a previous problem). Thanks!
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:29 PM
 
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Most carriers offer the same or nearly the same prices through their own websites as through the travel websites. (In my experience). So if you don't want to use the travel websites all you need to do is to try all the carriers' websites for all the combinations of departure and return dates. Then pick the lowest.

It's not possible to say anything certain about fares, but (again in my experience) they are unlikely to go DOWN 2 weeks or less before the flight.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:19 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Seattle to Denver
Sorry to say I do not shop online except with the major airline carriers (due to a previous problem).
So you want 100 strangers to do it for you?
Get over your bad self. LINK
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:20 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Seattle to Denver
Sorry to say I do not shop online except with the major airline carriers (due to a previous problem).
So you want 100 strangers to do it for you?
Get over your bad self and open expedia
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:42 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Roundtrip
$238
per person
includes taxes & fees

On July 3rd, through expedia...
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Airports all over the world
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If you do not wish to use someone like Travelocity to buy tickets, you can always use their site to compare prices and then go to the actual carriers site to book the flight.

Also, check out Southwest Airlines. You have to go to their site as they do not show up on sites such as Travelocity. On the 3rd I found a round trip for under $200.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:37 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Where were you last week when SWA ran the 3 day $89 fare to DEN?

I woud still use them or Frontier. (direct), tho also search on Kayak or hotwire / travelocity

I almost exclusively use SWA, as they will give you full credit for next ticket (if you end up not going). Free changes, free baggage, and quick boarding.

BTW: when I fly to DEN (several x / yr) I take a cooler or 2 of frozen $3/# Salmon / Steelhead and trade it for GOOD beef.

(great unless you are a vegetarian)
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Look up Alaska Airways or Delta. For 7/5 on same day is about $220.

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