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Old 12-27-2016, 08:32 PM
 
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When are you going? If you leave at this time of year, the cost will be about one third, or one fourth what it will cost in the summer. You need to go to a good airfare search engine, or even two or three and put in your dates and see what comes up. I haven't done this lately, but from my experience, Aeroflot is always the lowest price. They fly nonstop NY to Moscow. You would change in Moscow to catch a flight to LED. So fly to NY/JFK and go Aeroflot. A couple of the big three US airlines also have nonstop flights to Moscow from NY, but you will still have to catch a Russian airline to St Petersburg. The European airlines will not be nonstop, as they will fly to a hub city in Europe where you will change planes.
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Old 12-28-2016, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Brazil
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Lufthansa Airlines, Layover in Frankfurt - March 8th through March 13th for $1,250

I don't think that is enough days to go all the way to Russia but that is the best i could find.

https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...IAH0LH440;a=LH
Actualy you just type flight Houston Saint Petesburg, on the main Google, or any oyther pair of cities, you get the list of the options existent.
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Old 12-28-2016, 09:38 AM
 
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I'd go for the shortest total flying time honestly. If you were planning to spend a few days somewhere I'd then suggest London, Paris or Amsterdam (we prefer Amsterdam) to unwind before resuming the rest of the trip.
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Old 12-28-2016, 05:00 PM
 
Location: FL/TX Coasts
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When are you going? If you leave at this time of year, the cost will be about one third, or one fourth what it will cost in the summer. You need to go to a good airfare search engine, or even two or three and put in your dates and see what comes up. I haven't done this lately, but from my experience, Aeroflot is always the lowest price. They fly nonstop NY to Moscow. You would change in Moscow to catch a flight to LED. So fly to NY/JFK and go Aeroflot. A couple of the big three US airlines also have nonstop flights to Moscow from NY, but you will still have to catch a Russian airline to St Petersburg. The European airlines will not be nonstop, as they will fly to a hub city in Europe where you will change planes.
planing to head over there (St. Pet) in mid June. there will be five of us.
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Old 12-28-2016, 05:01 PM
 
Location: FL/TX Coasts
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Actualy you just type flight Houston Saint Petesburg, on the main Google, or any oyther pair of cities, you get the list of the options existent.
that is a very good idea!
Thank you!
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Old 12-28-2016, 05:02 PM
 
Location: FL/TX Coasts
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I'd go for the shortest total flying time honestly. If you were planning to spend a few days somewhere I'd then suggest London, Paris or Amsterdam (we prefer Amsterdam) to unwind before resuming the rest of the trip.
Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities too! we like very much up there!
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Old 12-29-2016, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities too! we like very much up there!
Same here... Going again in April, cant wait!
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Old 12-29-2016, 12:40 PM
 
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We've been twice and are already longing to return. Great city, lots of fun and tons to do!
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Old 12-29-2016, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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We've been twice and are already longing to return. Great city, lots of fun and tons to do!
Do you do AirBNB or Hotels? If the AirBNB, do you have a neighborhood you like to stay in?
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Old 12-29-2016, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Kirkland, WA (Metro Seattle)
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I include the following three criteria:
  1. one stop.
  2. no overnight stay.
  3. price.
Emirates, Lufthansa, British Airways. All with one stop, late January, from Houston. Flights are cheap because no sane person goes from south Texas to the arctic in January, thousand bucks or thereabouts.

Personally, I almost always end up on British Airways when heading to Europe and beyond (or Southern Africa), but friends use the other two. Maybe it's a Seattle thing, or just coincidence. I bump up one class on BA, to World Traveler Plus, at the airport a couple hours before the flight for a couple hundred bucks: cheaper that way. Worked every time but once, when the WTP were all full. It's the hop to London that is painful because from Seattle it's an overnight and I can sleep in WTP, more difficult in standard World Traveler.

Kayak it, as I did/do, work some itineraries out. You'll probably have to fly overnight, that's the way it goes.
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