First time here in the forum, just spent my $25 about an hour ago
, about time I did, I've been browsing pictures every 1-3 days here for the last 1-2 years, LOL.
Anyways, I really need some help on airfare to Poland for Summer 2004.
Now I don't fly too much ( as my money is spent on other things ), so im not too familiar with when the best time to buy tickets are and such sort.
Im mostly interested in traveling on June 14th 2004 from Michigan to Rzeszow Poland ( RZE
) or Krakow Poland ( II
International (KRK / EPKK), Poland">KRK ), preferably RZE
though, as its closer to my relatives house. II
International (KRK / EPKK), Poland">KRK Isn't too bad but its about a 2-3 hour drive to my relatives house via a taxi, plus costs more money. I plan to return about June 30th ( around there ).
Anyways what I need help with is, when should I start buying tickets to Poland?
I found awesome fares already ( By the way, I live near FNT airport in Michigan, about 30 miles east of FNT airport, for those who aren't familiar with FNT, its about 45-60 miles north of DTW
Normally I take LOT Polish airlines to Europe, however they tend to be on the expensive side ( $1100-$1200 ) ( DTW
-EPWA LOT 763, EPWA-RZE
EuroLOT ATR42/72, same way back ).
So far, I found the cheapest way to go is actually to connect through London ( Preferably Heathrow, EGLL ). Each couple weeks I notice some airline offering low fares to London, or like to Vienna, Frankfurt, etc.
Like right now, I found an awesome fare I could take to Poland, in which I would travel - MBS ( Saginaw Michigan, about a 1hr 40 min drive from my house )to ORD
( UAL CRJ ), ORD
( UAL 772 ), LHR
-EPWA ( LOT 737 ), EPWA-RZE
( Eurolot ATR ), all for about $850-$885 per person. That sure does beat the $1200 LOT polish airlines price.
Well, im curious though. Like 2 weeks ago, I could have taken Austrian Airlines out of Washington DC to Vienna, then Vienna to Krakow, all for around $835. That deal has since passed though. Now its the UAL deal in connecting with ORD
in which is around $850-$885
But, should I wait a while to buy tickets? When is really the best time to buy tickets to Europe? ( Like Month, Time of day, etc., I heard that Wednesday Night at 1am they have special steal-airfares, I haven't looked into this but is this true? ). Family members have told me to wait till January, cause they will have " deals ", should I wait? Are they correct?
Which airline ( lets say all ticket prices were the same ), would be the best to take for the Atlantic crossing? ( Please pick from these, cause I will be able to fly with connections by the following to Poland: United Airlines, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, British Airways, LOT Polish Airlines, Northwest Airlines )
Also, what website ( US Based ) would you recommend for great airfares? Usually I always use Expedia, Orbitz seems about the same as Expedia too ( prices are the same ). Has anyone tried Priceline? Where you name your price and they look it up to see if an airline will accept it? Is it worth trying Priceline? Which one would you recommend?
You might wonder why im interested in buying the tickets now, well, I want to get good seats, be able to pick the aircraft or airline I want to travel on, and get good fares too ( If they don't have better ones coming soon or after January, etc. )
Sorry guys for all the questions, its just that there are so many options and so many things to consider I figured I'd ask the pro's here
Thanks in advance for the replies!
Flying a plane is no diff. from riding a bicycle. Its just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes. -'Airplane'