blrsea
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BA And AF Flights To BLR Full In March?

Sat Jan 28, 2006 9:36 am

I am trying to get quotes for travel on AF and BA SEA-BLR for mar 24th, and I was told that AF was full in economy, and BA is quoting very high rates, almost $1600. Are the flights really going full for both AF and BA to BLR?

Also on BA, the flight for 3/17 is almost $150 cheaper compared to that on Mar 24th. Why is there that big of a difference?

Thanks!
 
LH459
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RE: BA And AF Flights To BLR Full In March?

Sat Jan 28, 2006 9:54 am

BA has much better availability on the 17th than on the 24th. The main issue on the 24th isn't the LHR-BLR flight, it's SEA-LHR which is sold out up to M class. As for AF, the problem is also on the transatlantic leg from CVG-CDG (which seems to be the only possible routing from SEA). If you can go on the 21st, AF has good availability. The availability on your return date also determines your fare, so you may have problems at that end as well (you didn't mention your return date).
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blrsea
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RE: BA And AF Flights To BLR Full In March?

Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:50 am

Quoting LH459 (Reply 1):
If you can go on the 21st, AF has good availability. The availability on your return date also determines your fare, so you may have problems at that end as well (you didn't mention your return date).

Thanks for the info. The return is on Apr 16th. I think for AF, there is also a possibility of JFK-LHR, right?
 
eyeonthesky17
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RE: BA And AF Flights To BLR Full In March?

Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:06 am

You can also check with a travel agent and see if they use consolidators. You're likely to find great fares through that channel.
 
blrsea
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RE: BA And AF Flights To BLR Full In March?

Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:19 am

Checked with the local travel agents and consolidators, and they gave me the quotes and availablity info.