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    Airfares

    Can someone help? I need to get my daughter here for a wedding at the end of July this year. She will be flying from Miami or Ft. Lauderdale to Salt Lake City. The cheapest flight I've been able to find is about $350, give or take a buck or two. I've tried Southwest, Hotwire and Orbitz.

    I assumed the earlier we purchased the tickets the cheaper they would be.

    Does anyone have any special secrets they'd like to share?


    Thanks!

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    Keep checking...check every day. Fares go up and down all the time. I don't buy from Orbitz or Cheaptickets. I go directly to the airline website and save myself the service charge. I might use a clearinghouse to search and see who has the cheapest fares though.

    Delta is a hub for SLC so you'll probably have best luck there. Try to incorporate a Saturday stay. Play around with the dates and see if you can figure out which date is driving up the price. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday generally turn out to be the cheapest days of the week to fly.

    Do keep checking every day though...fares really do change often.

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    http://www.cheaptickets.com/trs/chea...re_results.xsl

    (not sure if this is exactly what you want tho... )

    Here's another one

    http://dps1.travelocity.com/airgchoice.ctl

    (I dunno i'm lookin at the prices, dunno if that's right... )

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    Thanks - a good place to start!

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    If you'd like to give the dates for going and returning, I'd be happy to check it out for you.

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    There are such sites who'll do the dirty work for you.
    You tell them what you want (price, place, day etc) and they'll find an airline company who'll fly there for your price. Unfortunatley, I do not have an American site for you. I am happy to provide you with a link.
    www.priceline.com.hk
    ^ My Mum used that site to buy tickets to Chicago for me and my brother.
    I got tickets to Chicago from HK for US$550 [Economy for brother] and US$1350 for Business class. Quite cheap IMO.

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    You might try going to a large travel agency. Travel agents sometimes do so much corporate volume on one or two airlines that they are offered a large percentage off all of that airline's tickets, even for leisure travelers. One of the agencies I worked for could sell you tickets on several airlines for far cheaper than you could get then from the airline directly. Most agencies charge a small service fee now ($10-$25) but if you can get a discount, this fee will be well worth the savings.
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    Expedia.com always has the best deals for me.

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    For domestic tix, you can try a consolidator. What I do at my job is try orbitz, expedia and travelocity and then choose the best fare.

    for Foreign.... well if you plan to travel light, the cheapest way is to fly as a courier. In that way, I did a flight from NYC to Hong kong for $250.00 (one layover, at Narita).
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    Quote Originally Posted by John
    If you'd like to give the dates for going and returning, I'd be happy to check it out for you.
    John found theee best deal ever! We purchased the ticket today and my girl will be coming home, if only to visit.

    The hardest part will be sending her back home.

    Again, thanks John.

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