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Old 12-11-2013, 08:25 PM
 
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I'm planning on visiting my family sometime next year with 2 of my older kids.
Only one of them has visited my family and that was when he was only 2 years old, he's 10 now.

What is the best way to find cheap flights from Houston to Aruba or Houston to Venezuela?
Thanks
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:04 PM
 
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A quick google search indicates your best bet is to fly to Aruba. Flying into Caracas is 2-3 times more expensive.
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:25 PM
 
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I almost never fly, so I don't know what's the best way to find cheap flights except for just doing a quick search on the internet.
Feel free to move this to the "Travel" section of the forum if you think it should be there instead.
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Do you have family in both countries? If not which one is where you need to go?
Avoid Aruba during the high time share season from Thanksgiving to after Presidents day as flights during that time are rather high.
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:06 AM
 
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The website Kayak.com is a good place to start to compare airfare between different carriers. If you have JetBlue in your home airport, check out their website for deals.
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:25 PM
 
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:32 AM
 
Location: BNA -> HSV
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Flights from Houston to Aruba on Southwest are currently $212 one-way. Or if you have points, they are around 10,000 points per leg. You can get 50,000 points for signing up for their credit card, so basically a free round trip flight for a couple people + the $69 annual fee.
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The cheapest way to Venezuela is to fly to Trinidad, and take the weekly ferry to Venezuela. There used to be ferries from Aruba and Curacao to Venezuela, too, but the Curacao and Aruba tourism msites now say there are none.

There are currently fares (MIA) to Trinidad as low as $450, about half the fare to Venezuela. Bogota is another fairly cheap option.

The beauty of the ferry from Trinidad to Venezuela, is that once you step off in Venezuela, you can take cheap buses all the way to Tierra del Fuego -- All of South American is then open for exploration.

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Old 03-14-2014, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Older thread and all, but I'd definitely enter Venezuela by land or sea these days due to conflicts between most major airlines and the Venezuelan government over said government's refusal to release billions in hard currency to the airlines. So if you do fly there, you're paying more because of that money currently embargoed, and also running the risk of the airline abruptly deciding it isn't worth it to continue service and leaving you stuck there until you pay for your own alternate way out.

Venezuela warns airlines not to cut flights amid debt woes | Reuters
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