PizzaPolli
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LAX-ASE Help

Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:34 am

I need to book a flight for my boss for LAX-ASE on 12/26-1/1. Awful days as I realize but does anyone have any leads on where I can find a flight for less than $1100? thanks
 
gigneil
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RE: LAX-ASE Help

Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:39 am

Heh. I doubt one exists. Even if you connect at DEN, the fares will be high.

Try HP via PHX.

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Cory6188
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RE: LAX-ASE Help

Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:41 am

Unfortunately, flights to ASE are expensive, regardless of where you are flying from.
 
DLKAPA
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RE: LAX-ASE Help

Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:44 am

Flights aren't the only expensive thing in aspen. You need to have lots of money just to stay an extended period of time, even if you are driving.
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av8rphx
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RE: LAX-ASE Help

Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:46 am

If he goes on Christmas day the price drops in half... otherwise you are looking at $1100. I dont know how much of an option ground transportation is... but if you went LAX-PHX-GJT the price is $491 on those days. Or $293 LAX-PHX-DEN. This is on HP.

[Edited 2004-11-16 19:50:48]
 
dinker225
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RE: LAX-ASE Help

Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:43 am

There is ground transportation from DEN to ASE. I know of atleast one company that does it. Expensive though. Look them up to find out how much they are. Colorado Mountain Express is the name of the shuttle company.

Dinker
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SLUAviator
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RE: LAX-ASE Help

Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:57 pm

I work for Air Wisconsin.... we usually have nonstop seasonal flights between LAX and ASE in our 146s. I don't know when it starts though. Sorry if that is not a lot of help.
What do I know? I just fly 'em.......
 
gigneil
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RE: LAX-ASE Help

Wed Nov 17, 2004 2:03 pm

DEN to ASE is a fairly long drive (4 hours or more, probably more in late Dec early Jan)

If he's price conscious also try a drive from COS. Its also about 4 hours.

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PSU.DTW.SCE
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RE: LAX-ASE Help

Wed Nov 17, 2004 2:18 pm

There is no way you will get into ASE for anything less than $1100 on those dates. Its over the holiday period, which is about as busy as it gets. Plus it is always a high premium to fly into ASE.

You can get flights on those dates for about $600 by flying LAX-DEN-EGE, EGE-DEN-LAX. Flying into Vail/Eagle County is a very reasonable option for going to Aspen since the limited flight options into ASE. Its about a hour's drive or so from EGE to Aspen. There are some shuttles, like Colorado Mountain Express, and I'd say its definetely worth it, if he is concerned about saving $500. Plus, EGE is a much easier to use than the monstrousity of DEN.

The trip from DEN to Aspen is rather lengthy, you are talking about 4 hours +, and if there happens to be a snowstorm on that day, good luck.....
 
sking11
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RE: LAX-ASE Help

Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:56 pm

I just did a Orbitz search for those dates and came up with the following for only $727.00 as of right now:
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Tue, Dec 21
America West 749
Depart: 6:45am
Arrive: 9:00am
1 stop
Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
Economy | 1hr 15min | Airbus A320 | View seats
Change planes. Time between flights: 0hr 59min
America West 6282
operated by Mesa Airlines dba America West Express
Depart: 9:59am
Arrive: 12:14pm
Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
Aspen, CO (ASE)
Economy | 2hr 15min | De Havilland Dash 8 Turboprop | View seats
Total duration: 4hr 29min
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Sat, Jan 1
America West 6283
operated by Mesa Airlines dba America West Express
Depart: 2:15pm
Arrive: 4:40pm
1 stop
Aspen, CO (ASE)
Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
Economy | 2hr 25min | De Havilland Dash 8 Turboprop | View seats
Change planes. Time between flights: 0hr 39min
America West 708
Depart: 5:19pm
Arrive: 5:45pm
Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Economy | 1hr 26min | Airbus A320 | View seats
Total duration: 4hr 30min

Hope this helps.

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