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Old 28.09.2011, 16:04
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Seeking Xmas flight deals to US

If anyone happens to come across some decent flight deals from Switzerland to the US, I imagine that quite a few people from the forum could benefit. Others have generally posted them anyways in the past, but maybe someone will think of this post when they come across something

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Old 28.09.2011, 16:44
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Re: Seeking Xmas flight deals to US

I'm looking too!! I keep hoping that no one is buying because of the price and that they'll have to drop the prices!! Hasn't happened yet then I'm afraid if I wait too long the price will go up.
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Old 28.09.2011, 21:43
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Re: Seeking Xmas flight deals to US

It's really unfortunate because within the past month, both Air Canada and Lufthansa had great offers but we didn't snatch them up in time. I'll shoot my left foot if the price doesn't get lower again...

Because I'm curious, and so that this thread has some substance, where are you trying to get to? I'm trying to land in either Seattle or Vancouver.
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Old 28.09.2011, 21:48
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Re: Seeking Xmas flight deals to US

Lufthansa had almost 50% off on flights but us too couldnt book due to technical problems.
Looking for flights ....cheap flights... to san francisco.
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Old 28.09.2011, 21:51
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Looks like you'd be flying out of Geneva like me. Let's keep each other posted if anything good comes up!
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Old 28.09.2011, 21:53
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Re: Seeking Xmas flight deals to US

I am chking everyday and fares this week went up 200-300 chf per ticket as compared to last week. I dont know if any deal will come again before xmas....lufthansa generally gets deals on wednesdays bookable till next tuesday. Currently they have deals on flights to dubai..in case somebody is interested.
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Old 28.09.2011, 21:55
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Re: Seeking Xmas flight deals to US

Sure will notify u...i am chking swiss, lufthansa,airfrance,klm,united,continental,delta etc everyday....for geneva to san fran..
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Old 28.09.2011, 21:56
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I basically just check kayak. It's pretty dependable.
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Old 28.09.2011, 22:16
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I have noticed sometimes fares r cheaper on the website... Thats why..
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Re: Seeking Xmas flight deals to US

for those who don't know - beware of "dynamic pricing" mechanisms used on ticket websites. you may often notice that a flight costs more the next day you look at it on the website. clear your browser cookies (or check from another computer) and you may find that the price goes back down.
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Old 29.09.2011, 14:18
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Re: Seeking Xmas flight deals to US

I'm trying to get to Philly but via Edinburgh - I looked at Basel to Philly then return Philly to Edinburgh (for the Hogmanay fun) but it is cheaper (so far) to go to Edinburgh the night before then get a return from edinburgh to Philly. Months ago it was about 1290, then it went to over 1420, now it is about 1370 (for 2). I want 1200 back!!!
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Old 29.09.2011, 14:54
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Re: Seeking Xmas flight deals to US

The past two offers I mentioned above, the prices were around 650chf round trip Geneva to Vancouver. Pleeease let it happen again!
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Re: Seeking Xmas flight deals to US

Christmas is not a good time for flight bargains. Lufthansas offers usually exclude the period between 15 Dec and 1 Jan.

You're best bet is to get a fair regular offer while still available. The closer it is to Christmas, the more difficult it will be.
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Old 29.09.2011, 16:27
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Re: Seeking Xmas flight deals to US

If you don't have to stay until New Year's, try to fly back on the 30th or 31st of December. We got a good deal from GVA to JFK for 550 CHF from the 14th to the 30th with Swiss.
I used Skyscanner.ch to check the prices, they scan many other websties in one go. (there are many more websites like this, though) I believe Air Canada had some cheap proces too, via Montreal from Geneva.
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Old 29.09.2011, 17:15
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Re: Seeking Xmas flight deals to US

My experiences is fly 5 days before Christmas and fly back on 30st or 31st ... no business trips and not much of vacation travelers and decent airfares (last year $450 roundtrip ORD-ZRH-ORD with Swiss)
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Old 29.09.2011, 23:37
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Re: Seeking Xmas flight deals to US

Thanks for the tips. We'd be flying from Dec 16 to Jan 10, although the dates are somewhat flexible.
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Re: Seeking Xmas flight deals to US

I give up... tics r getting expensive by the day..cant afford for them to go any higher ...
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Hang in there!!!!

You're going to kick yourself if/when an airline offers a deal!
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Re: Seeking Xmas flight deals to US

www.swiss.com has new prices out every wednesday
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Re: Seeking Xmas flight deals to US

Swiss is already expensive...
Lufthansa just had a deal out...but to be booked in oct and for travel in jan onwards...
Book the tics M.Ploymi....they r getting expensive..
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