Looking for some advice for a trip coming up in Sept 2012.
We want to visit San Fran and Las Vegas so initially planned an open jaw DUB-SFO, LAS-DUB with an internal SFO-LAS flight, but the fares seem pretty steep to me. As a result, these seem the best options but none are ideal;
AA 763 via ORD
No PTV, no alcohol, must book an extra LAS-SFO flight
DUB-LAX rtn €605
Unsure about their new economy product, must book an extra 2 internal flights LAX-SFO, LAS-LAX
DUB-SFO rtn €698
Must book an extra internal LAS-SFO flight.
DUB-SFO, ORD-DUB €635
BA 744, AA 777
Must book an extra internal LAS-ORD
There are some airlines I have ruled out (US, DL) due to no PTVs and they are not particularly cheap. Should I just bite the bullet and go with the AA flight via ORD? Should I go with the extra flights for the supposed better service with NZ via LAX? Or should I go with the DUB-SFO and LAS-DUB flights I originally thought about with either BA or CO/UA for nearly €900