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    Anthony
    Anthony  125645 forum posts Scotland17 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Mar 2010 - 6:19 PM

    Hi folks

    Im looking for cheap flights to USA, Phoenix, no accomodation required.

    My mum was given an "estimate" a few months ago of about 550.00, now, the actual figure is almost 800.00.

    I have looked on lastminute.com and can find some at 650.00, but wanted to ask if there are any other sites that may be worth a look at? More to the point, any sites that are good, or should be avoided at all costs.

    Thanks all.

    Anthony

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    guidoa
    guidoa  121331 forum posts United Kingdom
    8 Mar 2010 - 6:46 PM

    Have you tried www.kayak.co.uk, they offer a wide selection, sometimes expedia.co.uk have special offers

    Anthony
    Anthony  125645 forum posts Scotland17 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Mar 2010 - 6:51 PM

    cheers, thats a start, thank you.

    Anthony

    cmawson
    cmawson  11271 forum posts United Kingdom
    8 Mar 2010 - 6:57 PM

    It all depends on when you're going.

    We've managed to get my step-daughter, her partner, & their baby a round trip of 10 days (Edinburgh - Washington DC Dulles via Heathrow) for a total $1500 (approx 995 Pounds) for March 23 by going direct to BA, booking last week. But it was done thorough the US site of BA not the UK variant, not sure if the prices are better booking from here in the US or not.

    My wife checked out most of the internet deals & still BA were cheaper by $100 plus at the time of booking. Had it been a week later & Easter would've bumped up the ticket price to nearly $2000 an increase of nearly $500.

    Last Modified By cmawson at 8 Mar 2010 - 7:00 PM
    Anthony
    Anthony  125645 forum posts Scotland17 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Mar 2010 - 8:09 PM

    thanks Chris. BA were the cheapest i have found so far, so im in the right ballpark anyway, cheers.

    Anthony

    cabinfever
    8 Mar 2010 - 8:25 PM

    Just confirming what cmawson says. British Airways always gives me the best prices on my flights when I go to them directly.
    I tend to book my tickets way in advance and try to take advantage of their regular sales but they often come up trumps at short notice too. I fly over to the USA at least six times a year and haven't found a cheaper ticket from any other airline in the last two years.

    If you're looking for a short notice flight though you might be stuck for choice with it being so close to Easter - flight prices go crazy around the holidays.
    Helps to be flexible about dates - prices can vary wildly depending on availability.

    When are you going - and where from?
    BA has a return journey just now, 20th April - 4th May for 487 pounds.

    Anthony
    Anthony  125645 forum posts Scotland17 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Mar 2010 - 9:00 PM

    thanks Emm. we're looking to fly out around the 26th March, till about the 10th April or so. Hopefully flying from Manchester into Sky Harbour, Phoenix.

    Anthony

    cabinfever
    8 Mar 2010 - 10:16 PM

    Cheapest option I can see is 29th March to 12th April for 624 pounds on BA.

    Anthony
    Anthony  125645 forum posts Scotland17 Constructive Critique Points
    8 Mar 2010 - 10:18 PM

    i think that might be one of the ones I also found,

    Appreciate all the info, from everyone, thank you for your time.

    Anthony

    cmawson
    cmawson  11271 forum posts United Kingdom
    9 Mar 2010 - 5:18 AM

    No problem, good luck with your trip.

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