"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-20-2008, 09:47 AM   #1
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Collier County, Fl.
Posts: 4,198
Cheapest airline tickets

Can anyone help.......
I'd like to fly my brother down from Newark Airport to Ft. Meyers and back, in late January for my father's 78th birthday.

Maybe the 26th, 27th, or 28th to the 3rd, 4th, or 5th. At least for 1 weeks time.

Is it cheaper to fly midweek to midweek. Or weekend to weekend? What is the cheapest online site to set this up? How far in advance is best? Is now a good time?
I think he usually flys Southwest, and has a stop over in Atlanta or Charlotte. That's no problem.
Any info would be a help. Thanks.

__________________

__________________
quicksilver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2008, 09:57 AM   #2
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: E. Pa.
Posts: 8,281
My sister in S.C uses this one
Hotwire.com: Discount flights and cheap airfare
__________________

__________________
LadyCook61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2008, 11:59 AM   #3
Sous Chef
 
smoke king's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: elkhorn, ne
Posts: 985
If you register with Southwest Airlines website, they send out what they refer to as "dings" every morning. I think it may be their way of filling the unused seats on flights.

When you recieve a "ding", you have a very narrow window in which to respond. And of course, the nearer you get to your departure date, the price goes down. Conversely, if you wait too long you run the risk of the flight being filled.

We travel to Las Vegas quite frequently, and always get great deals. In 2005, we flew round trip, Omaha to Vegas and back(non stop I might add), for 108$-for both of us!! Of course we waited until a week before we were leaving to buy our tickets, so that was cutting it close!!

We are going again in a couple of weeks, and our tickets this time around are 227$ each-still a pretty good deal, I think. Since my wife normally takes care of this, there are probably details I'm overlooking, but it is worth checking out.

Good Luck!!!
__________________
smoke king is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2008, 01:39 PM   #4
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Collier County, Fl.
Posts: 4,198
Thank you both. I got $249 rate - non-stop. I can't wait to see him. It's been acouple of years - not since my mom died 11/06.
This will be a very happy occasion.
__________________
quicksilver is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.