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Old 08-09-2012, 12:58 PM
 
Location: American Expat
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Where can one get cheap one way flights to Europe? By cheap I mean 50% of the full price, sadly. Because it does not seem to be the norm... Many charge you the full price!
And does someone know which airline charges the least for luggage ? 2-3 additional pieces.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:20 PM
 
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Best bet is to use a consolidator and hope nothing goes wrong. Unless you are flying first class or have a very high frequent flyer status with your carrier of choice, there will be no good deals on excess luggage.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:24 PM
 
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Default What a rip-off...

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Best bet is to use a consolidator and hope nothing goes wrong. Unless you are flying first class or have a very high frequent flyer status with your carrier of choice, there will be no good deals on excess luggage.
Well, I thought there may be somebody who only charges 25 Dollars instead of 50. That would be a 75 Dollar savings. I still remember when they charged 15 Dollars for a third bag back in early 2007, and the first two were free, of course.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:47 PM
 
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$50? For the second bag, yes after that it will go to $100 or more!
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska - USA
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$50? For the second bag, yes after that it will go to $100 or more!
I was recently in line with someone taking a trip to Europe on United. They were charged $25 and $35 for bags one and two. It was $200.00 for the third bag.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Here is your chart: Airline baggage fees chart, updated - Airfarewatchdog
http://www.kayak.com/airline-fees/
http://www.eurocheapo.com/blog/airli...-carriers.html

What about sending your extra luggage with independent courier company?

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Old 08-09-2012, 08:19 PM
 
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Depends on where you are going. AirBerlin has oneway fares on most of their routes, however they are not really cheap.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:12 PM
 
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Thanks. Found that one website, but it was domestic only. That one site seems to have international fees, too. Outrageously high fees.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:27 PM
 
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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
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:26 AM
 
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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
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.
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