Moolies
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The Real Cheapest Place To Buy Tickets.

Thu Jan 15, 2004 5:00 am

Hi, I was wondering where the cheapest place really is to buy tickets.

I am looking specifically on the LHR-JNB route.

Is it a travel agent, the airlines website or some one like www.lastminute.com

Thanks
Matt
 
yegbey01
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RE: The Real Cheapest Place To Buy Tickets.

Thu Jan 15, 2004 5:37 am

Try any of the consolidator ticket agents online. ie, don't go to travelocity or expedia.

 
SA7700
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RE: The Real Cheapest Place To Buy Tickets.

Thu Jan 15, 2004 5:59 am

Moolies

Try http://www.travelonline.co.za

It's a very usefull site.

SA7700


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schiller64
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RE: The Real Cheapest Place To Buy Tickets.

Thu Jan 15, 2004 6:07 am

Matt,
within the UK, get onto ba.com / opodo.do.uk, get a price & then try any travel agency. or, if you still qualify, statravel or the likes.

anyway, here's a trick that works particularly well for uk/us flights:

1. grab a gbp 75 incl tax lhr/lgw-fra return ticket
2. buy a ticket departing from germany to final destination, sometimes even routing back through uk. www.opodo.de or www.traveloverland.de give a good indication.

did a quick search for a one week trip in feb mid week departures (all incl tax):

1. lon/cdg/jnb on airfrance: gbp 541
2. lon/fra gbp 77 on ba + fra/cdg/jnb on af gbp 429: total gbp 506.

granted, gbp 35 do not amount to tremenduous savings, but if you like flying and don't mind the extra 4 hours each way...it's like getting paid for the lon/fra flight.

also, for something different, there is www.airnamibia.com, which offers gbp 444 incl tax return from fra to jnb via windhoek, stopover possible.
 
JanSmuts
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RE: The Real Cheapest Place To Buy Tickets.

Thu Jan 15, 2004 6:27 am

Try www.traveljungle.co.uk - it'll search lots of other sites on your behalf and is very comprehensive.