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Old Jan 16th 2006, 2:13 pm
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Hello everyone.
I'm looking to book an internal flight for the start of March and was wondering if anyone on here had any good site that they use for cheap fares apart from the obvious expedia, hotwire, travelocity, etc.

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Originally Posted by BigDavyG
Hello everyone.
I'm looking to book an internal flight for the start of March and was wondering if anyone on here had any good site that they use for cheap fares apart from the obvious expedia, hotwire, travelocity, etc.

Thanks in advance

www.kayak.com
http://www.southwest.com/
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www.airtran.com
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http://www.jetblue.com

http://www.midwestairlines.com/MAWeb/

http://www.spiritair.com/welcome.aspx

http://www.hootersair.com/

http://www.ata.com/home.html
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Old Jan 16th 2006, 2:37 pm
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Thanks for all the responses so far - karma on its way.
Is there anyway to trick say priceline into showing you the times of the cheapest flights before you actually book ??
I'm sure there prob isn't, but there's a few shrewdies on here so I figured that it wouldn't do any harm to ask
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Originally Posted by BigDavyG
Thanks for all the responses so far - karma on its way.
Is there anyway to trick say priceline into showing you the times of the cheapest flights before you actually book ??
I'm sure there prob isn't, but there's a few shrewdies on here so I figured that it wouldn't do any harm to ask

The times of the cheapest flights tend to be either unsocial/incovenient hours or they're not non-stop flights so you have to make a connecting flight somewhere.

Try these:

http://www.cheaptickets.com (you can put in your preference eg. morning or evening departures)

http://www.orbitz.com

http://www.cheapflights.com

http://www.hotwire.com
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Default Re: Cheap Airfares - any hidden gems ??

Originally Posted by Englishmum
The times of the cheapest flights tend to be either unsocial/incovenient hours or they're not non-stop flights so you have to make a connecting flight somewhere.

Try these:

http://www.cheaptickets.com (you can put in your preference eg. morning or evening departures)

http://www.orbitz.com

http://www.cheapflights.com

http://www.hotwire.com
Thanks again
cheapflights.com seems to be pretty good at first glance.
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ITA software is pretty good:

http://matrix.itasoftware.com/cvg/dispatch/
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Originally Posted by Englishmum
Those gems aren't so well hidden.
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Originally Posted by anotherlimey
Those gems aren't so well hidden.
Has anyone actually flown with hooters air before. I think they fly from Gary airport in Indiana which is about 90 minutes from me, so I won't be using them, but I was wondering if the trolley dollies are decked out in full hooters attire ??
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try www.sidestep.com

Got flight to dc for $174 rtn, pretty decent site.
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Has anyone actually flown with hooters air before. I think they fly from Gary airport in Indiana which is about 90 minutes from me, so I won't be using them, but I was wondering if the trolley dollies are decked out in full hooters attire ??
I haven't flown with them either, but I was recently talking with someone at the gym. Her husband often flies with Hooters Air down to South Carolina to play golf with his buddies and on their last trip she joined them.

Yes the trolley dollies were wearing their trademark tight T shirts.
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Default Re: Cheap Airfares - any hidden gems ??

Originally Posted by BigDavyG
Is there anyway to trick say priceline into showing you the times of the cheapest flights before you actually book ??
I'm sure there prob isn't, but there's a few shrewdies on here so I figured that it wouldn't do any harm to ask
www.biddingfortravel.com will show you the way
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and if anyone sees any good transatlantic fares for say early February give me a peep .... turns out the last BA promotion would have been perfect but I didn't know I needed it and now it's expired.
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and if anyone sees any good transatlantic fares for say early February give me a peep .... turns out the last BA promotion would have been perfect but I didn't know I needed it and now it's expired.
I've been looking for flights in late may/june and they are about 25% more than I was expecting. I suppose that its peak season though. You're looking at about $470 from dallas to heathrow with aa who I find to be the cheapest for me from chicago (I paid $440 to go home at christmas).

Some of the sites listed above seem pretty good though.
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