Melbourne To Chicago

Old Jun 10th 2003, 3:23 pm
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Hello all. My fiance Roger and I have desperately been searching for =
days to find him reasonable airfare from Melbourne to Chicago. Most =
everything seems to go through Los Angeles and the fares seem to be =
high.

Does anyone have any advice as to where to get less expensive flights? =
Or an alternate route? maybe not through LAX?? =20

We are stumped.

Thanks all.

Ruth
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Old Jun 10th 2003, 3:31 pm
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hmmm my knowledge is 7 months old but I did find a cheaper fare from =
Melbourne to Phoenix via Honolulu and Vancouver. The downside was that =
it added nearly 8 hours to the transit time. In the end I opted for the =
direct Melbourne/LAX/Phoenix flight.

Another thing to consider is what kind of visa he's travelling on and =
whether the flight goes through US soil, leaves the US and then returns. =
If he's on a K1 that's good for one entry only to the US and without =
advance parole he 'may' have problems if, for example, he goes through =
Honolulu and clears immigration there and then travels to Vancouver (or =
somewhere else outside the US) and thence to Chicago.

That in fact was the major reason I opted for the more expensive flight =
in the end. I was travelling on a full immigration visa (already =
married) but wasn't sure if I'd get the I-551 stamp in my passport at US =
immigration in Honolulu. I certainly didn't want to find myself flying =
into Phoenix on an international flight and being returned from there to =
Melbourne.

Rob :-)
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Hello all. My fiance Roger and I have desperately been searching for =
days to find him reasonable airfare from Melbourne to Chicago. Most =
everything seems to go through Los Angeles and the fares seem to be =
high.

Does anyone have any advice as to where to get less expensive flights? =
Or an alternate route? maybe not through LAX?? =20

We are stumped.

Thanks all.

Ruth
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I opted for the direct Melbourne/LAX/Phoenix flight.
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Another thing to consider is what kind =
of visa he's=20
travelling on and whether the flight goes through US soil, leaves the US =
and=20
then returns. If he's on a K1 that's good for one entry only to =
the US and=20
without advance parole he 'may' have problems if, for example, he goes =
through=20
Honolulu and clears immigration there and then travels to Vancouver (or=20
somewhere else outside the US) and thence to Chicago.
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That in fact was the major reason I =
opted for the=20
more expensive flight in the end. I was travelling on a full =
immigration=20
visa (already married) but wasn't sure if I'd get the I-551 stamp in my =
passport=20
at US immigration in Honolulu. I certainly didn't want to find =
myself=20
flying into Phoenix on an international flight and being returned from =
there to=20
Melbourne.
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Rob :-)

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Hello all. My fiance Roger and =
I have=20
desperately been searching for days to find him reasonable airfare =
from=20
Melbourne to Chicago. Most everything seems to go through Los =
Angeles=20
and the fares seem to be high.
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Does anyone have any advice as to =
where to get=20
less expensive flights? Or an alternate route? maybe not =
through=20
LAX??Â
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We are stumped.
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Thanks all.
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Old Jun 10th 2003, 3:55 pm
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He can try through JFK. Dekka's route (assuming he gets his visa) will be though there and I *think* he told me the price wasn't too bad. Other than that, we were unable to find anything except through LA.

Reasonable is a relative term, of course. Especially when you're talking about a trip 1/2 way around the world.
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Old Jun 10th 2003, 9:48 pm
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I flew Japan airlines from Brisbane into Chicago but that was last
year, the downside there was that you have an overnight stay in Japan
(all included in the airfare), was much cheaper by far.
Try going directly through the airline websites. I am currently
looking at Qantas USA for a trip back to Aus in Oct but am taking in
and researching all the websites that anyone tells me.


"Ruth" wrote in message news:...
    > Hello all. My fiance Roger and I have desperately been searching for
    > days to find him reasonable airfare from Melbourne to Chicago. Most
    > everything seems to go through Los Angeles and the fares seem to be
    > high.
    >
    > Does anyone have any advice as to where to get less expensive flights?
    > Or an alternate route? maybe not through LAX??
    >
    > We are stumped.
    >
    > Thanks all.
    >
    > Ruth
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Old Aug 24th 2003, 7:50 pm
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Old Aug 25th 2003, 10:46 am
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Hi there,
when I lived in Oz (I'm from Perth, W.A.) I used these guys (see link below) to travel back and forward to the U.S. - they are probably the most cost effective agent you will find:

http://www.statravel.com.au/

Also, in my experience, flying to LAX is the cheapest way - I would buy a ticket there and then buy one of the very cheap tickets available from LAX to Chicago - perhaps through something like Priceline.com or Hotwire.com - even the airlines themselves have hot deals on their sites from LAX to all major cities. Flying to Chicago you could try ATA - I've always taken them out of Seattle though so I'm not sure whether they do L.A. I'd expect you guys to pay about $1,100 USD for a return ticket - and that's pretty cheap. If you manage to hit the lotto and find one for anywhere under $1,000 USD go for it!!! Don't try to buy a one way ticket, you'll get burned on the price, always buy a return ticket even if the return portion will never be used.

If I find a really hot option for you I'll post it here.
J
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Old Aug 26th 2003, 3:15 am
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Just bought my ticket from STA - Melbourne - Auckland - LA - Washington -
total one-way was A$1600 (incl taxes).

Ian

"aussiejules1974" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Hi there,
    > when I lived in Oz (I'm from Perth, W.A.) I used these guys (see link
    > below) to travel back and forward to the U.S. - they are probably the
    > most cost effective agent you will find:
    > http://www.statravel.com.au/
    > Also, in my experience, flying to LAX is the cheapest way - I would buy
    > a ticket there and then buy one of the very cheap tickets available from
    > LAX to Chicago - perhaps through something like Priceline.com or
    > Hotwire.com - even the airlines themselves have hot deals on their sites
    > from LAX to all major cities. Flying to Chicago you could try ATA -
    > I've always taken them out of Seattle though so I'm not sure whether
    > they do L.A. I'd expect you guys to pay about $1,100 USD for a return
    > ticket - and that's pretty cheap. If you manage to hit the lotto and
    > find one for anywhere under $1,000 USD go for it!!! Don't try to buy a
    > one way ticket, you'll get burned on the price, always buy a return
    > ticket even if the return portion will never be used.
    > If I find a really hot option for you I'll post it here.
    > J
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