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Old 10-30-2017, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Just don't book a ticket on Alitalia unless you have good travel insurance. They're back in bankruptcy again, and there's no clear picture yet on whether they will successfully restructure, be bought out by another carrier, or just go out of business entirely like Air Berlin recently did.
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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They are flights with large layovers (such as 14 hours in Stockholm, or 23 hours in Oslo). There are many tickets still under 700.00, just less convenient but that's not a big concern for me.
Have you looked into flying to another city like New York and getting a direct flight to Rome or another city in Italy? You may be able to save both money and time. Another option is flying to another European city and then taking a connecting flight on another carrier or possibly even taking a train to your final destination. One possibility is NYC to Milan, I usually find that it is one of the cheaper airports to fly into. You can then either hop on another flight or take a train to Rome.
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Old 10-31-2017, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Have you looked into flying to another city like New York and getting a direct flight to Rome or another city in Italy? You may be able to save both money and time. Another option is flying to another European city and then taking a connecting flight on another carrier or possibly even taking a train to your final destination. One possibility is NYC to Milan, I usually find that it is one of the cheaper airports to fly into. You can then either hop on another flight or take a train to Rome.
Just leave yourself a lot of time (my minimum would be 4-5 hours) to connect if you book multiple tickets like that because if there is a delay on that first flight you are not protected- according to the second airline if you miss that second flight, you were a no-show and the rest of the ticket is cancelled. The airlines does not have to rebook you for free and you may have to buy an expensive walk-up ticket to get to your final destination
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Old 11-03-2017, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Even when prices fluctuate, it's +/- $100 or so, that isn't a lot of money... cut back on some things until then and it's good
What they said^^^


Buy the ticket.
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Old 11-05-2017, 10:06 AM
 
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Thats a decent price and unless your very flexible on your dates then I would book it. With very flexible dates and frequent checking you should be able to find some tickets for <$500. I watch airline fares alot. You can usually catch a European sale later this month or early Dec. Usually you can find the fares for around $450 from Chicago. If I had flexible dates I would watch for one of those and if nothing shows up by the end of the year I would book anything below $700 on a major airline. Sometimes you can catch a summer fare sale in feb-apr but your pushing your luck and there is a good chance you will pay over $1000 for those tickets if you don't find anything on sale.

There is actually a sale on now for ORD-FCO for around $500 on American but its only through Mar of next year.
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Old 11-06-2017, 01:08 PM
 
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The oneworld airline alliance just put a big sale on from many US cities to several European destinations. But it's only through May of next year. I would bet you will be able to catch a similar sale for June within the next 6 weeks.
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