Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Any bright ideas?

So, this is a super lame thing to make a blog post of, but I was wondering if anyone knows of some super-duper low fare finder that I haven’t heard of. I’m trying to book my flight home for Christmas and have no extra vacation time to spend so my dates are relatively rigid. Thus, it being the Christmas season and all, Travelocity and Hotwire are both telling me I need to drop over $400 for a roundtrip flight. I need to fly from LAX (Los Angeles) to MSP (Minneapolis), either leaving Dec. 22 returning Dec. 26, or leaving Dec. 23 returning Dec. 27. Any and all suggestions welcome. Thanks for your help!

9 Comments:

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12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shan,

did you try expedia.com?

TBone

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As of right now, the cheapest flight I found was $411...

TBone

3:18 PM  
Blogger tabitha jane said...

expedia.com
orbitz.com
jetblue.com
travelocity.com
southwestern air is pretty cheap

4:22 PM  
Blogger ramblin' girl said...

try the individual airline sites... i sometimes find better deals on them than the "discount" ones... and look into flying through denver, apparently they're saying there should be price drops on Frontier Airlines and United, since Southwest started flying here!

8:04 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

Thats steep! The cheapest I found was $411 as well. Even going through Southwest it was higher. Hope you find something & I'll keep you in mind if I get any low fare emails or see any ads for discounted flights.

12:57 AM  
Blogger Stewsday said...

Hey Shannon,
Its cheaper to fly into a hub, like OHare and bus it up, but its only ~$60 and you have to value your time.
Anyway, here are a bunch of websites that I kinda dig.
I travel a bunch, but the expert opinion:
Johnny Jet ( http://www.wttw.com/chicagotonight/JohnnysTravelSites.html ) recommends:
www.Gotoday.com
-Good Deals
www.Smarterliving.com
-Sign up for weekly e-mails. Airlines will tell you when they unload their seats.
www.Sidestep.com
-SideStep will open up in a side browser and will search dozens of travel sites. They bring up low fare airlines like Southwest and Jet Blue unlike other sites.
www.Site59.com
-Eliminates typical 7- or 14-day advance purchase requirements and fees. Deals are available from 14 days in advance right up to 3 hours before departure.
www.BiddingForTravel.com
-Use with Priceline.com or Hotwire.com. Bidding For Travel promotes informed bidding and has message boards in which thousand of users tell how much they paid for air, hotel, car from priceline and which companies sold it to them. Takes most of the guessing away!

12:53 PM  
Blogger Beans said...

I'd help you if I was ever even on an airplane. I never ever travel but definitely need to. Im so boring.

9:46 AM  
Blogger GlitterGlamGirl05 said...

I wish I could help you but I think most of the places I'd go to are here.

1:18 PM  

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