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Airfare question

by live2go »

The least expensive airfare is those that go through Europe and involve a change of planes. If you fly out of Phili you go US Airways. JFK and EWR  is El Al, Delta and I think United/American. Usually the price with a travel agent and booking direct is the same. Stay away from third party booking sites. If you have a problem you are really in a bad situation. 

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RE: Airfare question

by up and away »

 

My two friends and I are going on an 11-14 day tour to Israel.

It has been booked through Gil Travel in Phila., PA.

The tour starts on Oct. 4th of this year.

We need to make plane reservations and are looking for the lowest possible fares. We were wondering if we should book through the Travel Agency, book directly with the airline, or if there was some other alternative that we should investigate. We would be flying out of either Phila. or one of the New York City area airports.

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RE: Airfare question

by PHeymont »

You might want to use a site such as Kayak.com to identify who flies your route and the general offerings. Kayak does not book flights, but tells you which airlines have which fares. Aside from the companies live2go mentioned (and by the way, United and American are separate), you will find fares from some of the European airlines that serve both destinations--some of them for a good bit less than direct flights. These include Iberia (part of alliance with British Air and American) and the one that most often has the least expensive listings, Turkish Airlines, with a stop in Istanbul.

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RE: Airfare question

by live2go »

Yup---Pheymont is correct. United and American ARE not together. United and Continental merged and that is what i hsould have written. 

BTW I do not think American goes to Israel. United now flies the route that Continental was doing for awhile. 

 

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RE: Airfare question

by PHeymont »

You are correct and not correct on American. No AA flights to Israel, but through its close partnership and codeshares with British Air and Iberia, it is able to sell flights from U.S. cities to Israel, with plane changes in either London or Madrid. So for those who have a preference for American from their home cities (or a lot of AA miles)...it's an option.

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