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Old 08-12-2012, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Boonies
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Is the OP a student?

STA Travel is usually for students, teachers or just young people under age 26, and generally they require proof.
My sons have used STA and Student Universe for one-way flights and everything went fine.
What is STA?
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Boonies
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I know what you are saying. My son and I are traveling one way to go live with my husband in Europe for the year. I found fares in the $800's one way.
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:37 AM
 
Location: on an island
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What is STA?
Tarragon, here is STA: STA Travel
Elina found some cheaper one-way fares on STA, my only concern is that these fares might only work for students or teachers. It just depends on whether or not they want proof.
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I know what you are saying. My son and I are traveling one way to go live with my husband in Europe for the year. I found fares in the $800's one way.
Lucky you!
My kids have been fortunate with one-way fares, but they have *mostly* (not always) been able to get student or youth discounts. Our younger son had a one-way fare to Madrid from Jacksonville for under $500 in 2011. To me that's not even that great of a deal, but that seems to be the way it is these days.
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:23 PM
 
Location: American Expat
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I know what you are saying. My son and I are traveling one way to go live with my husband in Europe for the year. I found fares in the $800's one way.
I remember ( around 2007 )they used to want 20 Dollars or so for the third piece of luggage, and the first 2 were free of charge, of course. Now it's 100 Dollars or more for the second one.

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Not really that expensive. I just found an airfare for $600... not to bad, huh? Random date, because we don't know when you want to fly...

Actually I found even cheaper than that... $563 @ STA Travel
Which search engine is this?
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:50 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Which search engine is this?
I don't know which search engine the picture is from (it reminds me of Kayak/Yapta except for the green background), but STA (the agency with the lower fare) will show up just from Googling.

If you are not a student or a teacher, you still might be able to book published fares with STA, but they will not be as cheap (and that's not even getting into baggage costs).

STA F.A.Q

One Travel had some good one-way deals in the 600 and 700's.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:32 AM
 
Location: American Expat
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But the regular fare should not be more than 1,000. Probably even less? So 600 would be still a rip-off. It's sad what they are doing to their customers. I hope it will back fire and they'll suffer long enough.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:17 AM
 
Location: on an island
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But the regular fare should not be more than 1,000. Probably even less? So 600 would be still a rip-off. It's sad what they are doing to their customers. I hope it will back fire and they'll suffer long enough.
I don't like it any more than you do, but the regular fare can be whatever they want it to be.
If we don't want to fly, we don't have to pay.

I remember the good old days when airfare was dirt cheap, but those are gone now. Even flying nonrev is not as easy as it used to be.
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:32 PM
 
Location: American Expat
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Default Ah, auto correct is messing things up again...

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I don't like it any more than you do, but the regular fare can be whatever they want it to be.
If we don't want to fly, we don't have to pay.

I remember the good old days when airfare was dirt cheap, but those are gone now. Even flying nonrev is not as easy as it used to be.
Backfire**


Your "If we don't want to fly, we don't have to pay" is BS. Sorry. How else am I gonna get to Europe, Asia etc. ? Gonna swim ? A lot of people have to fly.
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:25 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Backfire**


Your "If we don't want to fly, we don't have to pay" is BS. Sorry. How else am I gonna get to Europe, Asia etc. ? Gonna swim ?
I don't know how else you're going to get to Europe, Asia etc. Take a freighter? Save up for the Queen Mary?
Or perhaps you might consider saving the money for a regular fare, even though you think it "should" be lower.
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A lot of people have to fly.
Yeah. And the ones who can afford it are doing just that.
I don't think my statement is BS; I think your reasoning is problematic.
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