bizzell0
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New York Trip

Mon Jun 23, 2003 11:03 pm

Hi, I need a bit of advice from the people "in the know".

I want to fly to New York on Boxing day from London and return 1 week later.

While in the states I'd like to get over to Vegas for a couple of days around the middle of the week, what is my best bet airline and fare wise?

Thanks in advance.
 
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RE: New York Trip

Mon Jun 23, 2003 11:39 pm

By then I believe Song, the new Delta low-fare airline, will be operating JFK-LAS. I'm sure America West will match fares, so you should have no problem finding a low fare.
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bigphilnyc
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RE: New York Trip

Mon Jun 23, 2003 11:41 pm

What's Boxing Day? :-p

Frickin' Brits! lol
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LV
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RE: New York Trip

Mon Jun 23, 2003 11:51 pm

Add Jet Blue to the list of LCCs that fly NY area to LAS nonstop
 
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RE: New York Trip

Tue Jun 24, 2003 12:03 am

Boxing day is the day after Christmas (26th)
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richardw
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RE: New York Trip

Tue Jun 24, 2003 12:21 am

Does Song have a website yet?
 
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RE: New York Trip

Tue Jun 24, 2003 12:25 am

Yup. flysong.com.

Sorry, forgot JetBlue, thanks, LV.
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RE: New York Trip

Tue Jun 24, 2003 12:26 am

Fly Song from JFK..

http://www.flysong.com/home/index.jsp

Fly Jetblue from JFK..

http://www.jetblue.com/

Fly America West from JFK or EWR..

http://www.americawest.com/homeIE.asp

Fly Continental from EWR..

http://www.continental.com
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jcxp15
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RE: New York Trip

Tue Jun 24, 2003 12:07 pm

I'd go with JetBlue from JFK to LAS, as it is like a 4 hour flight or close to it, and JetBlue offers leather seats, with PTV's of DirectTV (like 25 channels of live TV)... It really makes the flight go faster, and jetBlue is probably cheaper or comparable to all the others mentioned...
 
airworthy
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RE: New York Trip

Tue Jun 24, 2003 12:37 pm

Song will also have a great IFE by then.
 
bizzell0
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RE: New York Trip

Tue Jun 24, 2003 6:45 pm

What about the London to New York part of the journey?
 
richardw
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RE: New York Trip

Tue Jun 24, 2003 7:57 pm

LHR-JFK, what about Air India
 
bizzell0
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RE: New York Trip

Tue Jun 24, 2003 9:44 pm

Nice joke mate, there's always one smart ****
 
richardw
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RE: New York Trip

Tue Jun 24, 2003 10:24 pm

Take advantage of the VS and CO codeshare, 1 return trip on very different aircraft.
 
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RE: New York Trip

Wed Jun 25, 2003 3:19 am

TZ from LGA or EWR to LAS. Fares are pretty cheap right now. I saw a family fly round trip from GRR to LAS for $170
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RE: New York Trip

Wed Jun 25, 2003 5:03 am

Using Yahoo! Travel and the Dates of 30 December and 1 January, the lowest fare I found was on Delta at $235. The options are Song non-stop (B757 service), or connect in SLC on the way out there (B757 for both JFK-SLC and SLC-LAS); on the return it is the non-stop Song B757.

AirTran has fares for $242 out of LGA, via ATL both ways. The LGA-ATL flights are on B717, the LAS segments are on A320.

Jeff
 
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RE: New York Trip

Wed Jun 25, 2003 5:05 am

I'm sure you can get somw great fares the day after Xmas. Usually that's when the fares starts to go down.

Kevin