Home Mail MemberMap Chat (0) Wallpapers
Go Back   ChiefsPlanet > The GET IN MAH BELLY! Lounge

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-12-2012, 06:50 PM  
CaliforniaChief CaliforniaChief is offline
Stanley Cup Champions!
 
CaliforniaChief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: So Cal
Casino cash: $7727164
Finding the Best Airfare

Hey all, let me start with the obligatory sorry if repost comment...

And tap into the collective wisdom of CP.

I'm looking to take the family to Minnesota for a couple weeks in July. We've done this trip before, but things are a little tighter for us financially than in years past...so I'm trying to find the best fare.

A couple of things:

1. I've independently checked Southwest and Air Tran.
2. I've used the flexible date searches on the search engines.
3. I've generally found the price to be about $350-$380/ticket.

Do you guys think I can do better? I like Hotwire because it gives you the after-tax, take home fare.

Any other suggestions? Thanks in advance.
Posts: 12,027
CaliforniaChief has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.CaliforniaChief has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.CaliforniaChief has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.CaliforniaChief has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.CaliforniaChief has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.CaliforniaChief has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.CaliforniaChief has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.CaliforniaChief has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.CaliforniaChief has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.CaliforniaChief has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.CaliforniaChief has parlayed a career as a truck driver into debt free trailer and jon boat ownership.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 08:28 AM   #2
DaFace DaFace is offline
Version 3.0
 
DaFace's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Donkey Land
Casino cash: $656741
You probably won't do much better than the approach you're using these days. Have you looked on Bing to see if they're predicting the price will change in the future?
Posts: 27,683
DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 08:39 AM   #3
Fritz88 Fritz88 is offline
Cock Puncher.
 
Fritz88's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Casino cash: $2179027
It will be tough.

Try priceline.com
Try the customized search in TripAdvisor.com where you set a price and ask it to notify you if it gets there. However, this approach is better with plans that are a couple of months away.
Posted via Mobile Device
Posts: 12,399
Fritz88 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Fritz88 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Fritz88 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Fritz88 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Fritz88 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Fritz88 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Fritz88 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Fritz88 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Fritz88 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Fritz88 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Fritz88 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 08:39 AM   #4
Rain Man Rain Man is online now
All posts benefit the infirm.
 
Rain Man's Avatar
 
JezzBall Champion Mahjongg 2 Champion
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: 1.61 KM high city
Casino cash: $62709870
That's pretty much it, I think. You could try other sites like kayak or whatever, but they're pretty much all the same.

Your other option is to gamble and wait a little to see if prices go down, but it's like betting red in roulette. You might win and you might lose.
__________________
In the final seven games of the 2013 season, the Chiefs averaged 34.6 points per game, scored 38 points or more 4 times, and went 2-5. The NFL has ruined the sport.
Posts: 75,445
Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 10:36 AM   #5
bevischief bevischief is online now
....
 
bevischief's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Dakota
Casino cash: $1018287434
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rain Man View Post
That's pretty much it, I think. You could try other sites like kayak or whatever, but they're pretty much all the same.

Your other option is to gamble and wait a little to see if prices go down, but it's like betting red in roulette. You might win and you might lose.
Kayak searches everything for you.
__________________
Posts: 24,088
bevischief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.bevischief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.bevischief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.bevischief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.bevischief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.bevischief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.bevischief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.bevischief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.bevischief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.bevischief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.bevischief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 06:55 PM   #6
scho63 scho63 is offline
Politically Incorrect
 
scho63's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Virginia
Casino cash: $39249
Today's airfares are both very high and very, very competitive; almost to the point where they seem like corner gas stations, all alike.

It is VERY rare to find a sudden low fare that doesn't take you to 11 stops.

A few keys to a good airfare; the longer the time to book the less the fare and more likelihood to get a deal; join as many clubs as reasonable like Spirit Air's $9 club. My friends have gotten many R/T to Florida for $9

Make sure you compare AFTER tax and fees and don't get fooled by someone missing all the extra charges, they add up quickly.

Whether it's Kayak, or Travelocity, or Compare.com, or Hotwire, they all grab the same feeds and you will rarely find something on one you can't find on another.

You just need to do a lot of research and if you gamble and wait, you will likely pay more
__________________
---
"The only difference between sex for free and sex for money is that sex for free costs you a WHOLE LOT more!"
~Redd Foxx~



2013 2014 ADOPT A CHIEF
MIKE CATAPANO
Posts: 4,627
scho63 wants to die in a aids tree fire.scho63 wants to die in a aids tree fire.scho63 wants to die in a aids tree fire.scho63 wants to die in a aids tree fire.scho63 wants to die in a aids tree fire.scho63 wants to die in a aids tree fire.scho63 wants to die in a aids tree fire.scho63 wants to die in a aids tree fire.scho63 wants to die in a aids tree fire.scho63 wants to die in a aids tree fire.scho63 wants to die in a aids tree fire.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 08:35 PM   #7
Saulbadguy Saulbadguy is online now
When a nightmare becomes real
 
Saulbadguy's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2003
Casino cash: $10150475
Sign up for a Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card. Have your wife sign up too. Free flights as far as the eye can see.
__________________
http://www.goemaw.com
Posts: 46,001
Saulbadguy threw an interception on a screen pass.Saulbadguy threw an interception on a screen pass.Saulbadguy threw an interception on a screen pass.Saulbadguy threw an interception on a screen pass.Saulbadguy threw an interception on a screen pass.Saulbadguy threw an interception on a screen pass.Saulbadguy threw an interception on a screen pass.Saulbadguy threw an interception on a screen pass.Saulbadguy threw an interception on a screen pass.Saulbadguy threw an interception on a screen pass.Saulbadguy threw an interception on a screen pass.
  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 On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.