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Your Best Deals, The Cheapest Tickets?  
User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 4336 times:

Today I booked my cheapest long-haul ticket for years: HEL-BKK on Finnair, 499 euros (600$?) return, not bad for 10h flight.

Last year I flew DUB-MAN for 20 euros one way on Ryanair.

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User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4304 times:

LGW-BCN, r/t approx. 25 euros, easyJet!

User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3706 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4284 times:

Two steals:

SOU-EDI-SOU day return on BA, 64 GBP.

Cheapest ticket I've bought, got access to BA lounges at both ends and even got a diversion to BHX chucked in on the way home.

Editted to say:
Wrote a trip report on it!
Quest For £100 Note: BA SOU-EDI-(SOU)BHX (w/ Pics) (by Fbgdavidson Jul 28 2005 in Trip Reports)

Also booked LGW-DUB-LGW on BA for 97 GBP only 6hrs before the flights themselves! Probably drunk more than that in alcohol in the lounges at either end  Wink

"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5712 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4279 times:

2002: r/t TXL-ZRH-DEL with SWISS - for free. The company I booked it through never took the money off the credit card.

User currently offlineRyan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1548 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4276 times:

My cheapest was flying with Great Western from Adelaide to Kingscote for AU$25 each way.
I wrote a Trip Report for that flight. http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/47499/6/

South Australian Spotter
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13113 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4274 times:

Other than FF flights we are assuming (have got 3 long flights within the USA on FF points).
Back in 1982, I purchased a flight on CO EWR-DEN-EWR (on a DC-10, into old Stapleton Airport, purchased the ticket at a city office in the lobby of WTC 2). Never got the billing of it on my credit card (AMEX). Must be somebody screwed up the billing, no problems on the flights.
Several times >$300-350 R/T (w/taxesJ FK or EWR - LHR on VS, BA, UA)
Several times > $ 220 r/t EWR/Florida in the 1980's + 90's (PEX, UA, EA, TW)
DTW-LGA $125 w/taxes+fees, purchased the night before, NW, on a 757 (for work assignment)
Back in the 1980's > $250 r/t transcon EWR-LAX

User currently offlineRoger136913 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4260 times:

Bos to Las booked it in April and paid $226.90 RT Non-Stop both ways, Though Delta changed the flights time so going to Las Vegas has a stop in Cinn now  Sad but by far the cheapest I have piad going to Vegas.

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12155 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days ago) and read 4249 times:

Does a free international return trip count?

User currently offlineHAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1473 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4238 times:

ZRH-MAD-MIA-MAD-ZRH for CHF 545 (app. USD 400)

User currently offlineSK601 From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 976 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4232 times:

A few of my best deals:

AMS-ZRH-AMS (KL/m-class) Hfl 65,= , about €30,= . I only paid the airport tax; the ticket itself was paid with points (airmiles) I got for filling up my car at Shell gasstations.

AMS-STN-AMS (KL/m-class) Hfl 80,=, about €36,=, again only airport tax; ticket paid by my manager.

AMS-CDG-AMS (KL/m-class) Hfl 40,=, about €18,=, tax, the rest paid with Shell points.


EWR-PHX (CO/m-class) $113, about €95,= taxes included; not bad for a 5 hr flight.

LAS-LAX (WN) $42, about €35,= taxes included, cheaper than driving!

[Edited 2005-10-18 15:39:30]

User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4228 times:

Iv had a few..


LGW-CGN-LGW = £25 (I think, and regret  Wink)
LTN-WAW-LTN - £256

One of my best though was a few weeks ago, Wanted to leave MAD early as i didnt feel like waiting hours for my original flight..

BA wanted £380 MAD-LHR
IB wanted £600 MAD-LHR
EZY had no other flights apart from my Original...

Decided to try Multi City..

Alitalia wanted 700Euro via Milan
LH wanted 350Euro via FRA

In the end I went with:

AF / MAD-CDG-LHR / 188 Euro (£120) Within 1.5 hours to departure... I Took it as I thought it was a great deal in such small time and also got a jumpseat ride so was well worth it.

Hail AF! (something I never ever ever thought I would say!)

User currently offlinePavlovsDog From Norway, joined Sep 2005, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4213 times:

The best deal I ever made was when the Star Alliance had a special promotion when the alliance was launched in fall 97. If you could fly with all 5 airlines you received 2 free round-trip tickets with each of the airlines.

For about $1,100 I flew:


and had a nice one week vacation while picking up 10 round-trip tickets which were wonderful to have. My wife and I saw quite a bit of the world in 98 with those tickets.

User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6338 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4211 times:

DUB-New York for just €156 on Aer Lingus!!! Booked a few days ago.
They just get cheaper and cheaper!!!!!

User currently offlineZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1024 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4184 times:

A few years ago I did

EDI-DUB on FR for 1 pound + tax
DUB-EDI on FR for 50 pence + tax

EDI-BFS on U2 for 2.50 pounds + tax
BFS-EDI on U2 for 2.50 pounds + tax

both tickets ended up at around 20 pounds return including tax.

I think my cheapest long haul ticket (not travel agent discounted) was DUS-YYZ-DUS for 299 Deutsche Mark (around 150 Euro) return on Canada 2000. It was a special promotion, and we were lucky to get seats for that fare... Many of my flights were at discounts for travel agents, but they don't count  Wink


User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4173 times:

Nov 02, 2005

LTN-DUB-LTN on FR £0.25 + taxes

Apr 01, 2005

LTN-MAD-LTN on EZY £4 rtn inc taxes

Oct 17, 2005

LTN-GLA-LTN on EZY £30 rtn inc taxes (booked 90 mins before departure)

User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4967 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4169 times:

The cheapest I can remember taking (considering the distance), was MAD-EZE-MAD in May 2004 for only 540 €, tax included, on Southern Winds

Carp aunque ganes o pierdas ...
User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3706 posts, RR: 28
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4168 times:

Ah well if you are going to include FF miles then that opens a whole can of worms!

BA First: London Heathrow-Washington (with Pics) (by Fbgdavidson Oct 4 2005 in Trip Reports)
Book price 4257 GBP and I paid 84 GBP in taxes  thumbsup 

Also using FF miles, LHR-CPT-LHR in BA First with my girlfriend, book price of over 12,500 GBP but paid a shade over 200 GBP in taxes

"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineUSADreamliner From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4161 times:

Last week:
SPIRIT AIRLINES Nassau-Ft.Lauderdale $29!!!!!!! in Business Class!!!!

User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1691 posts, RR: 30
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4159 times:

A few returns Amsterdam-Berlin recently on Air Berlin for EURO 58 all-in, and, recently booked a return Amsterdam-Dublin on Aer Lingus for EURO 67 all-in: both around 1.15 per stretch  thumbsup 

don't throw away tomorrow !
User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4139 times:

Long Haul (about to book) Air France from JFK to MAD via CDG on the B777-300ER. Each way is $193!

Short haul was on Easy Jet MAD-ORY 7 euros!

No Vueling No Party
User currently offlineHighpeaklad From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4114 times:

I never actually booked it but it was
BA London - Tokyo £200 (inc tax)

It was a thursday special offer a year or two ago. didn't book it as it was fairly short notice and I had heard that hotels in Japan were very expensive, could kick myself now


Don't try to keep up with the Joneses - bring them down to your level !
User currently offlineBCNGRO From Andorra, joined Oct 2004, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4117 times:

Mine was BCN-STN-BCN on U2. I paid 40€ or so. Last july I flew BCN-FRA-HEL-FRA-BCN on LH for 280€ inc taxes. It was a pretty good deal too.

At the bus station, buses stop. At the train station, trains stop. At my desk, I have a work station.
User currently offlineYoungFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4099 times:

Get this, 4 round trip tickets from Boston-Sanfran and back on Song for 20$ total. All on my dads FF miles on DL. He has probably been saving them for the past 15+ years.

"An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind" -Gandhi
User currently offlineJeffrySkY From Singapore, joined Feb 2004, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 21 hours ago) and read 4089 times:

Mine was Singapore-Paris on Qantas for just S$698 or approx. USD400 .
Nice-Paris Orly on Easyjet for 5 euros.

User currently offlineNcfc99 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 740 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4059 times:

Ryanair STN-PIK RTN £16

Ryanair STN-NOC RTN £18

Emirates MAN-BNE RTN £566

All include taxes.

25 Post contains images B742 : Air France LHR-CDG-JFK EWR-CDG-LHR £120rtn excluding taxes! Rob!
26 FOMEA : DTW - FLL Via MDW on WN. Price : $49 each way. cant turn down deals like that. Regards F-OMEA.
27 Post contains images SNBru : Ryanair: Charleroi (Brussels South ) - Stockholm : 1.25 euro plus taxes = 13 euto in total for a +2 hour flight!!! The bus from the airport to the cit
28 Sabena332 : DUS-CDG-JFK-CDG-DUS for 277 EUR incl. 100% of the miles. Patrick
29 FlyBoy84 : STL-ORD for $98.40 during the Christmas holiday on AA (and on 757s to boot)! UA was $148 R/T! I remember when you could fly to Chicago for $19 each wa
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