NYCA330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 124 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2850 times:
I've been lurking in this forum for quite a while now, and really enjoying it, but now I have a question that has brought me out of the shadows... I hope it is appropriate for this forum. Is there an orbitz-like site for booking flights within europe? I am trying to get between geneva and athens as cheaply as possible this august.
Ushermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2963 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2777 times:
I can tell you for sure that sites like opodo do NOT take US credit cards. So don't bother trying them. My favorite falls in the same category.
Expedia.com should be able to give you pretty good deals though and they trouble you because of your credit card.
OzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2701 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2730 times:
French meta-search engine for flights, agregates results from 8 partnersites, including opodo (above) and many others. Often shows the same flight at 4 different rates from four differrent brokers and sorts by price
[Edited 2005-03-03 13:06:31]
When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
L410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5597 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2714 times:
Expedia.com or ebookers.ch should do it for you.
The cheapest one I found (random search for two dates in Aug 2005) were:
- KLM (316USD) arriving to ATH at either 0:15am or 2:00 am
- MALEV booked through ebookers for US$355 has much more convenient afternoon arrivals (15:50).
NYCA330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2665 times:
Thanks a lot everyone. Too bad it's a bit expensive (by my standards). Just a word to the wise, if you are booking flights using Delta Skymiles or AAdvantage miles book EARLY. I'm trying 6 months in advance, and can't get anything to ATH on either.
Regis From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2646 times:
Quoting NYCA330 (reply 9): Just a word to the wise, if you are booking flights using Delta Skymiles or AAdvantage miles book EARLY. I'm trying 6 months in advance, and can't get anything to ATH on either.
I agree. It is too late now to book awards between North America and Europe for the summer - at least the sAAver awards in economy. I wanted to visit my folks in AUS using my AA miles but waited too long and now there is no availability.
Bustraveler From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2638 times:
Try europebyair.com. Its a great low-fare option for travelling within Europe. $99 bucks one-way between almost any cities. You MUST book BEFORE you leave for Europe as you tickets will be provided to you via mail before you leave. I used this to get from Venice to Barcelona several years ago for $99 bucks on Alphi Eagles Airlines and it was a great flight.....meal on a 1.5 hour flight, cheap, and beat the hell out of 24 hours on a train!