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Old 09-06-2008, 08:50 AM
 
Location: somewhere in GA
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I would really appreciate if anyone has any suggestions on cheap air line tickets or what site I could go to as well.
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Old 09-06-2008, 09:52 AM
 
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When I fly I open up web browsers:

hotwire, expedia, cheaptickets, bookingbuddy, southwestairlines, travelocity, and probably a few others.

Then I close out all but the cheapest 3. Then I go to priceline and BID starting at half their cost.

Never paid full fare yet!
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:10 AM
 
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To tag on to what vegasGrace mentioned, make sure to check Southwest airlines directly. They don't show up on search engines.
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:58 AM
 
Location: on an island
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I would really appreciate if anyone has any suggestions on cheap air line tickets or what site I could go to as well.
Bookingbuddy.com consolidates several search engines (hotwire, etc) into one.

Kayak.com is another engine, but it no longer posts American Airlines fares.

You can also go to Farecompare and Airfarewatchdog.
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:26 PM
 
Location: When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic
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Default Always start with ITA Software website

ITA Software - Solving the Travel Industry's Most Complex Problems From here you can go to Airline website and buy the tickets or you can use a travel agent with printout copy of the itenenary
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:05 AM
 
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Cheap Flights, Cheap Hotels, Cheap Airfare, Airline Tickets, Travel Deals - SideStep
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Grapevine Texas
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cheapoair, lastminutetravel.com

ryan air or easy jet for international cheap flights

and ditto on the previous replies.
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Have you tried Cheapoair.com?? I went to Expedia to get my son a plane ticket to his father's. Found a great deal but when I tried to buy the ticket it told me the flight had just sold out and I could get a different flight, different times, same day for $75 more.

I went to the airlines site and found it frustrating. Then I did a search for cheap tickets and found Cheapoair. I wound up getting the ticket for $35 less than Expedia had it listed for. Same flight that Expedia told me had sold out.
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:37 AM
 
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Gernerally, the cheapest airline tickets can be found directly at the airlines website. The only problem is their search engine is limited and you can't compare other airlines.

A good travel site has a good search engine to compare destinations, compare all airlines, compare times and day options, compare neighboring airports. Nothing else. It won't provide any deals that any other site or the airlines directly doesn't have (well, some have the "name your price" deal but those are severly limited in usefulness, and some have hotel package deals). This is what I use, find the cheapest flights, then go directly to the airline site and book online:

ITA Software - Solving the Travel Industry's Most Complex Problems

I see ITA referenced in an above post as well.
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:10 AM
 
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I use cheaptickets.com (I have never flown, but have made reservations for others) but I usually find that if you will check with the airlines directly at their websites that you will get a better deal.
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