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Does anyone know of any resources for low cost last minute travel, preferably airline?

A friend has invited me to Berlin the weekend of Aug. 6, but $400/CH326 seems a bit steep to me for an 80 minute flight. Train is costing about the same, but takes 9-11 hours.

Thanks in advance for any advice you have!
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Old 22.07.2011, 07:41
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I guess it's with Air Berlin. It actually sounds reasonable for a short trip (weekend) in the height of summer.

You could check out if Swiss or Lufthansa has anything cheaper.

Or you could look at lastminute.com or ebookers.com for example. Budget airlines tend to charge more during peak travel periods and you are travelling bang in the middle of school holidays, unfortunately. I bet if you booked the flight in the middle of September it would be a few CHFs cheaper!



PS it would be polite to introduce yourself to the community here on EF before asking us to pick our brains for you... Just sayin'

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Old 22.07.2011, 07:45
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Does anyone know of any resources for low cost last minute travel, preferably airline?

A friend has invited me to Berlin the weekend of Aug. 6, but $400/CH326 seems a bit steep to me for an 80 minute flight. Train is costing about the same, but takes 9-11 hours.

Thanks in advance for any advice you have!
See if the TGV or CityNightLine go to Berlin????? TGV to Paris from Basel is 33chf. And the CityNightLine, for a sleeper room (Its an overnight train) is about 300chf.....

Lately I have found better deals going directly on the Swiss.ch, slEasyJet, and Air Berlin websites...

If push comes to shove it costs about 20euros to carpool
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See if the TGV or CityNightLine go to Berlin????? TGV to Paris from Basel is 33chf. And the CityNightLine, for a sleeper room (Its an overnight train) is about 300chf.....

Lately I have found better deals going directly on the Swiss.ch, slEasyJet, and Air Berlin websites...

If push comes to shove it costs about 20euros to carpool
Basel to Paris 33CHF?? Really?? How? where?
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have you tried checking for the cheapest flights in www.opodo.de?
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Basel to Paris 33CHF?? Really?? How? where?
If you book on a train that no one else has yet to book on, 3 months in advance. The chances of you getting a return even for under 100CHF are low. In August it's not possible.
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Old 22.07.2011, 11:19
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Have you asked your local travel agent? They have access to cheap tickets too.
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Old 22.07.2011, 11:23
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There is also the possibility of car sharing, register online and share the travel cost with the driver.

http://www.mitfahrgelegenheit.de/

There are 3 seats free from Zurich leaving at 9 am on 6th August travelling to Berlin:
Strecke von Zürich (CH) nach Berlin Zeitpunkt Datum Sa, 06.08.11 Uhrzeit 09.00 Uhr Freie Plätze= 3
Details Raucher-nein Kosten €50,– EUR/Person (You won't find anything cheaper!)

There are 3 offers from Basel to Berlin for 7/8th August:
Typ von nach Zeitpunkt Uhrzeit Kosten Pl. Infos
Angebot Basel (CH) Berlin So, 07.08.11 19.15 Uhr ab 87,98 € >9
Angebot Basel (CH) Berlin Mo, 08.08.11 06.35 Uhr ab 77,98 € >9
Angebot Basel (CH) Berlin Mo, 08.08.11 19.15 Uhr ab 77,98 € >9

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Theresienstr. 66 RGB
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Tel. 089/28 77 80 44 43 (Anrufbeantworter)
Fax. 089/92 18 52 43
drive@mitfahrgelegenheit.de

Geschäftsführer: Dr. Michael Reinicke, Matthias Siedler, Stefan Weber
Handelsregister: München, HRB 165611
USt-IdNr.: DE252255950

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Does anyone know of any resources for low cost last minute travel, preferably airline?

A friend has invited me to Berlin the weekend of Aug. 6, but $400/CH326 seems a bit steep to me for an 80 minute flight. Train is costing about the same, but takes 9-11 hours.

Thanks in advance for any advice you have!
400USD is a bargain. Snag it.
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Your journey can:

  • be cheap,

  • have a short journey time,

  • be booked late.

Choose any two
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Basel to Paris 33CHF?? Really?? How? where?
http://www.sbb.ch/en/leisure-holiday...hit-paris.html
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If you are a student or below 25, you can have amazing discounts for specific airlines at STA travels...

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