Cheap summer airfare to Europe, Austr...

Cheap summer airfare to Europe, Australia plentiful, but costs ...

There are 31 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 8, 2009, titled Cheap summer airfare to Europe, Australia plentiful, but costs .... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Desperate to sell seats on increasingly empty jetliners, airlines are slashing airfares to prime overseas destinations in Europe and Australia.

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flashgordan

Plainfield, IL

#25 Mar 9, 2009
I was looking at r/t flights to Ireland over the weekend and it was $615 for my dates from Chicago. I booked today and the price had jumped to $647 (taxes/fees were $111 included). Not a great fare. I checked bestfares, priceline etc etc and this was the best I could get. Exchange rate is improving though. 6 mths ago $1 got you 69cent, today $1 gets you 79cent.
Pete

Chicago, IL

#26 Mar 9, 2009
"No one could have foreseen a year ago or three years ago that we'd see this level of demand decline, but they put themselves in a bad situation by overexpanding," Horan said.

Does anyone really believe this? Everyone outside the airline industry saw this coming.
Jennifer

United States

#27 Mar 9, 2009
I'm one of the lucky ones who still has a job. I used to love to travel and have made about 30 trips to Europe, Asia, South America and Africa.

I now seldom fly for "pleasure" trips because the airlines, government and rude passengers have combined to eliminate the concept.

Since: Oct 07

Chicago, IL

#28 Mar 9, 2009
Thomas wrote:
Its hard to plan that european vacation when you just got laid off.
You could always go on the "Pig In A Poke" Game Show and win a trip to Europe for you and your family. Maybe a movie might be made out of your vacation and you can retire on all the royalties.
Take A Gander

AOL

#29 Mar 9, 2009
My wife and I both used to live in Europe and we've loads of friends from the other side of the pond; however, at this stage of life I'm unwilling to cross the Atlantic in anything less than business-class {I'm also 6'2 and fying at the abck of the tube inflicts too much pain}. So, what our friends and I started to do a few years ago [when airfares were insane] is to meet somewhere inbetween. Iceland, Greenland, NewFoundland, etc. We avoid the outrageous prices of London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Brussels, etc [besides, been there - done that, many times]. We just want to enjoy each other's company. So, we hike, fish, walk, meander, dine, etc. Depending on which local has the most affordable transportation costs determines where we meet up. It's like throwing a dart at map, but, the dart has GPS and it's tracking the best rates. There's always something to get out of any destination. Sure, we enjoy the theatre, fine dinning, galleries and museums, but, if you're looking to see new places and aren't interested in the tourist throngs, try one of my GPS-darts and bon voyage.
mark

Chicago, IL

#30 Mar 11, 2009
Travel will drop off and people will lose their jobs because of higher taxes. Meanwhile, Daley flies on a "non-profit's" jet to Europe. Ugly and getting uglier.
James

United States

#32 Mar 27, 2009
raivo pommer wrote:
Finantzskandale
Der Phönix ist in der griechischen Mythologie ein Vogel, der verbrennt, um aus seiner Asche neu zu erstehen. Unter angehenden Unternehmern ist der Vogel offenbar beliebt. So gibt es die Phoenix AG, Phoenix Pharmahandel, Phoenix Solar AG, Phoenix Contact, Phoenix Technologies, Phönix AG für Bergbau und Hüttenbetrieb, und es gab eben auch die betrügerische Anlagegesellschaft Phoenix Kapitaldienst.
Obwohl Phoenix Kapitaldienst 30.000 vornehmlich deutsche Anleger um mindestens 300 Millionen Euro geprellt hat, ist die Gesellschaft nie verbrannt. Einige Geschäftsführer der Schwindelfirma haben ihre Haftstrafe bereits hinter sich.
Thanks Raivo for the Estonian point of view. Good to see that someone is thinking clearly.
Mr Wheatley

Cambridge, MA

#33 Mar 27, 2009
Barbara wrote:
International flights are not in the picture for us this year; we want to keep our travel monies in the USA. Check out your own neighborhoods. There are many many beautiful vacation spots in the the states so lets all spend the monies available here.
Excellent idea! That is why I treated the kids to disney, ect last summer. Got to see grandma too! Will probably do it again this summer as the drive was actually fun.
Mr Wheatley

Cambridge, MA

#34 Mar 27, 2009
James wrote:
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Thanks Raivo for the Estonian point of view. Good to see that someone is thinking clearly.
whud he say? sumthin bout hooked on phonics?
Emma

Los Angeles, CA

#37 Jul 31, 2012
http://www.jetradar.com/... is the only place I go to search flights now, after consistently finding them to find the best deals. They don't 'promote' any particular airline, but are totally transparent, plus they include the extra fees and taxes that you know you have to pay but many other 'comparison' sites leave off. This is helpful, as you can make a fair assessment of which is the best price.

Since: Jul 12

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#38 Aug 18, 2012
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