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Last Minute Tickets At The Airport? Urgent  
User currently offlineAmmunition From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 1065 posts, RR: 4
Posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2596 times:

hey, is it possible to get a last minute flight at the airport for a reasonable price?
A mate of mine's sister has had an accident in america and he urgently needs to get there (from the uk), what are the chances of him getting a ticket out of london this evening for ORD? He must fly to ORD.
What are the procedures of getting a ticket on standby or buying a ticket at the airport prior to departure?

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

P.S. he is also considering booking within the next few days if he cant fly today (on the dates 24-26 dec outbound, and 1-4 Jan inbound) can anyone find me a reasonable deal, it would be greatly appreciated.
He is on a tight budget as christmas has taken its toll on his wallet.


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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2561 times:

If you explain the situation to the ticket desk, you might be able to get a compassionate discount if you're lucky.

User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2522 times:

Air New Zealand are pretty good with compassionate fares - give them a call - they fly LHR-LAX and may be able to sell you a through fare to Chicago. They only have one flight a day though, so may be booked up!

Their UK number is 0800 028 4149.

User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2497 times:

US has some choices for about $589 on 12/25-1/1.

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2501 times:

I'd reccomend AI's LHR-ORD service, but the flights are sold out in coach through the end of the year and then some. Good luck.

User currently offlineCraigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2482 times:

Try dialaflight.com (with cookies enabled to access alternative flights).

They have LHR-ORD-LHR for £315 incl taxes out 24 Dec return 30 Dec.
You need to try it for yourself as the prices vary with the travelling date.

YTou need to phone to check availability and reserve a seat.

Good luck.


User currently offlineCraigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2472 times:

Other flights from LONDON to CHICAGO, O'HARE FIELD :
Leaving on 25 December 2002, and returning on 04 January 2003.

DELTA AIRLINES from GATWICK £216 (+ £57 tax)
US AIRWAYS from GATWICK £216 (+ £57 tax)
AMERICAN AIRLINES from GATWICK £225 (+ £57 tax)
BRITISH AIRWAYS from HEATHROW £225 (+ £59 tax)

User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2197 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2467 times:

Hey, I hope your mate's sister is okay, our thoughts are with her.

Normally last minute flights are extrememly expensive, but if you fly on Christmas day, then you should be able to get some good deals, since normally it's a very slow travel day.

If you know of any consolidators, give them a ring too, I'm sure they might have some last-minute inventory they would love to get rid of.

You can also try Hotwire or Priceline, they have fantastic deals for last minute tickets, but I don't know if they sell to U.K. residents.

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