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John Forte
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"When did airfare to Europe hit Asia prices?"


          

Over $1000 RT for major Western European destinations. I haven't left the Americas in a minute, but I swear some of these $1200 routes were like $650 just a couple years ago.

  

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it's probably cause you're in philly now.
Jan 10th 2015
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i was just looking at Turkish Airlines flights to Paris
Jan 10th 2015
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I've flown air India and survived.
Jan 10th 2015
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Pittsburgh actually, and that's not it
Jan 10th 2015
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      Air France through Philly has the best price for that trip.
Jan 10th 2015
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      There was a time in the early 2000s post 9-11
Jan 10th 2015
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           If it's gas prices, why are flights to Asia still in the same price rang...
Jan 11th 2015
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           Cause they want to make a profit.
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                by that logic, fares to Asia should have increased to keep pace
Jan 12th 2015
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           yup I remember those
Jan 11th 2015
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                the exchange rates weren't so good tho
Jan 11th 2015
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depends on where in europe you going
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And when
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      Paris in May is going to be expensive.
Jan 10th 2015
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           With the exception of Ireland for NYE of 2006 ($350 RT)
Jan 11th 2015
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By a minute do you mean
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Feels like as recently as 4 years ago
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      yeah, I was thinking 4-5 years ago
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I think the prices have always varied a lot but now a little more so
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right when the economy tanked :(
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you can still go to london from jfk for $650
Jan 12th 2015
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ndibs
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Sat Jan-10-15 04:10 PM

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1. "it's probably cause you're in philly now."
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Sat Jan-10-15 04:14 PM by ndibs

          

i checked from omaha and it was the same sitch 12-1300. i checked nyc to central europe and i can find $750ish which is about what it was the last time i went. if i go, i'll buy a ticket to new york, fly into newark or laguardia and take a flight out of jfk after a day or two.

there are two issues with omaha. there are no good cheap routes from omaha to jfk (THE international airport) - so you're essentially buying two tickets. 1. a nyc to chicago AND 2. a chicago to nyc ticket for $4-500. i think the tickets max out 3-4 stops so you're missing ALL the good cheap tickets where you fly into istanbul and back to central europe.

  

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shamus
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Sat Jan-10-15 06:34 PM

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2. "i was just looking at Turkish Airlines flights to Paris"
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Have you ever flown them? Was the experience okay?


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ndibs
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Sat Jan-10-15 11:25 PM

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9. "I've flown air India and survived. "
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I wouldn't do it to save $100 but a few hundred sure. Istanbul to Central Europe or Paris is only 1-2 hours.

  

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John Forte
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Sat Jan-10-15 07:21 PM

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3. "Pittsburgh actually, and that's not it"
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I'm also looking at JFK and IAD, and tickets aren't demonstrably cheaper. As a matter of fact, I priced nonstop PIT to CDG and JFK to CDG in May, and there's a $40 difference. Both fares are roughly $1100.

  

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Sat Jan-10-15 08:04 PM

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4. "Air France through Philly has the best price for that trip."
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5. "There was a time in the early 2000s post 9-11"
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I still remember periodic sales to London for like 300 rt.

He'll I flew ANA to japan then thailand in 04 for 800 rt. I think in the mid 200s gas prices went up and so did flight prices.

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John Forte
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14. "If it's gas prices, why are flights to Asia still in the same price rang..."
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ndibs
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16. "Cause they want to make a profit. "
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It was gas prices that caused the raise in prices. That doesn't mean they feel the need to give back the money though. There are probably fewer airlines and less competition then there was nearly 20 yrs ago in 1998. Or 10-15 yrs ago in the 2000s.

  

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John Forte
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21. "by that logic, fares to Asia should have increased to keep pace"
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lfresh
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18. "yup I remember those"
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Sun Jan-11-15 06:31 PM by lfresh

  

          

That i figured wouldn't last
But it's like he said prices are crazy to go to Europe :/
Trying to find some thing 6-700 range seems impossible now
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ndibs
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19. "the exchange rates weren't so good tho"
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so it was really cheap for europeans to come here and eat travel and shop and very expensive for americans to do anything there.

  

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tomjohn29
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Sat Jan-10-15 09:02 PM

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6. "depends on where in europe you going "
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Paris...yep those tickets are outta here
London...outta here

booked Lisbon for like 850 in april and booked venice for sept for like 815

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ndibs
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7. "And when "
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>Paris...yep those tickets are outta here
>London...outta here
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>booked Lisbon for like 850 in april and booked venice for sept
>for like 815
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ndibs
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8. "Paris in May is going to be expensive. "
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John Forte
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13. "With the exception of Ireland for NYE of 2006 ($350 RT)"
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I've only been to Europe in the spring or summer. I've never paid more than $800.

I'm also following air fares for Madrid and Barcelona for early July and bo of those are going to be 1200-1400. I can get to Seoul for that money. These routes used to cost half of what Asian flights used to cost.

  

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samsara
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Sat Jan-10-15 11:26 PM

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10. "By a minute do you mean "
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Like 1998?

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11. "Feels like as recently as 4 years ago"
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Sun Jan-11-15 03:15 AM by dafriquan

  

          

I was flying to Europe for $800 - $900 range even less
Or maybe I've just become more fiscally conservative

That and the glorious days of the high riding recession-proof Canadian dollar is now over.

Either way I'm having a harder time pulling the trigger on a Euro trips these days.

  

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John Forte
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12. "yeah, I was thinking 4-5 years ago "
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But I went to London for $240 RT in 1999

  

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15. "I think the prices have always varied a lot but now a little more so"
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And also become tighter to hubs, like if you're going to Europe from NYC or Asia from LAX/SFO, the selection is wider and chances of a good price are better.

I don't try to make sense of airfares anymore. Just guess and check.

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lfresh
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17. "right when the economy tanked :("
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I remember those fares
NY to Lon was $650 rt if you caught it at the right time

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20. "you can still go to london from jfk for $650"
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Mon Jan-12-15 03:07 AM by Mahogany

  

          

I was just looking at tickets the other day. There were a good amoumt of flights at that price (the lowest I saw was $550) it just depends on when you go.

Unfortunately my bday is in June when
prices seem to be the highest, but you can definitely find a $650 flight to london from jfk. I just use Google flights and click the calender so that I can see the prices for the entire month. Sometimes it's a lil off, but that's to be expected.

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