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Good website to search for airfares

Bradypus

Antediluvian
Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!
I usually find www.kayak.com comes up with a good range of airlines, fares and routes. Even better if you can be flexible over dates. Option to search +/- 3 days from the dates you enter.
 

koilife

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF w/ son #1 (2013); Logrono-Leon/Salvador/Primitivo w/ son #2 (2016)
Please make suggestions. Airfares from US to Madrid seems high. Looking to go this summer.
Agreed with Kayak.com.

Don't count on summer airfare to go down. It's prime season, and you won't get better prices unless travelling after Labor Day. For summer from US to Europe, there's no "two month" low point for prices. They just steadily climb from about eight months out. For fall/winter/spring, there historically tends to be a two-month low point for advanced purchases.

One option might be to look for less expensive locations in Europe than Madrid, and then hop regional carriers/trains to the area you're starting. It can save several hundred dollars, but it'll probably add an extra day to travel in and out (so a classic time v money scenario).
 

Frisbie

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2015), Portuguese ( 2016), Primitivo (2017), Via Francigena (2017), Lepuy (2018)
Skyscanner.com
It will show you all prices for an entire month and you can select travel dates based on best prices.
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2 - 2016 & 2017, El Norte - Irun to Vilalba 2018
Use Kayak, Google Flights, etc. to find flights, but then book directly with the airline. Don't be tempted by the likes of edreams, cheapoair, etc. They don't have "live" pricing. If you read their sites carefully they say that you are making a booking " request", then they quite often come back to tell you that the price has risen.
And if you have any problems it can be a nightmare to deal with a third party rather than directly with the airline.
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2 - 2016 & 2017, El Norte - Irun to Vilalba 2018
Again, I recommend only booking directly with the airline. I might use Expedia, but I don't like adding a middleman into the mix, in case there are any issues. Use Kayak, Hipmunk, Momondo, Skyscanner, etc. to find flights, but don't click through to risky third party sites.
 

danielgzepeda

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2016
Use Kayak, Google Flights, etc. to find flights, but then book directly with the airline. Don't be tempted by the likes of edreams, cheapoair, etc. They don't have "live" pricing. If you read their sites carefully they say that you are making a booking " request", then they quite often come back to tell you that the price has risen.
And if you have any problems it can be a nightmare to deal with a third party rather than directly with the airline.
Thanks Trecile. I am still working on plane ticket for mid August. None of the pricing do I like. Hope these sitests help.
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2 - 2016 & 2017, El Norte - Irun to Vilalba 2018
Thanks Trecile. I am still working on plane ticket for mid August. None of the pricing do I like. Hope these sitests help.
I hate to tell you this, but there is no magic low cost air fare fairy. Please resist the urge to book with a site promising pie in the sky prices. If your dates are flexible, you can sometimes get a good deal by flying on an "off" day.

And be aware that summer travel is usually more expensive, and you've left it a bit late.

BTW, what fares are you finding?
 

gerardcarey

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF x2, CPL
A good thing about Skyscanner.
Lets say you select to fly say into Paris and return from Madrid.
You run a scan for the same.
I find that Skyscanner will then run the scan for up to two weeks and the varying results will pop up on your monitor as an advert. Those ads that are usually so much of a nuiscance, are in this case a way of instituting ongoing monitoring of flights and pricing.
Regards
Gerard
 

danielgzepeda

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2016
I hate to tell you this, but there is no magic low cost air fare fairy. Please resist the urge to book with a site promising pie in the sky prices. If your dates are flexible, you can sometimes get a good deal by flying on an "off" day.

And be aware that summer travel is usually more expensive, and you've left it a bit late.

BTW, what fares are you finding?
Today, $1153 American Airlines. 1 stop in Dallas to Madrid. Wonder if can get senior citizen, etc discounts. Whatever works. Have spoken to others flying into Madrid for @$950 supposedly from United Airlines.
 

danielgzepeda

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2016
A good thing about Skyscanner.
Lets say you select to fly say into Paris and return from Madrid.
You run a scan for the same.
I find that Skyscanner will then run the scan for up to two weeks and the varying results will pop up on your monitor as an advert. Those ads that are usually so much of a nuiscance, are in this case a way of instituting ongoing monitoring of flights and pricing.
Regards
Gerard
Thanks,Gerard. Will look into this also.I am sure I will eventually find something that works for me.
 

danielgzepeda

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2016
I hate to tell you this, but there is no magic low cost air fare fairy. Please resist the urge to book with a site promising pie in the sky prices. If your dates are flexible, you can sometimes get a good deal by flying on an "off" day.

And be aware that summer travel is usually more expensive, and you've left it a bit late.

BTW, what fares are you finding?
You are correct about the off day fares. $100 cheaper for that method $1053 roundtrip Madrid.
 

ascensions

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012; 2016 July
I used Kiwi.com to find the flights then booked directly with the airlines. Ended up finding fares around $200 each way. I'm flying Wow from Boston to Europe then Nowegian back. Using Ryanair to make connecting flights. Super cheap.
 

danielgzepeda

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2016
I used Kiwi.com to find the flights then booked directly with the airlines. Ended up finding fares around $200 each way. I'm flying Wow from Boston to Europe then Nowegian back. Using Ryanair to make connecting flights. Super cheap.
Thanks Ascensions. I see that you are from the beautiful state of North Carolina. Are you from Down East area? Lived there for @6 years. Loved it!!!
 

ascensions

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012; 2016 July
Thanks Ascensions. I see that you are from the beautiful state of North Carolina. Are you from Down East area? Lived there for @6 years. Loved it!!!
I'm technically from nowhere these days, but I've spent most of my life in North Carolina. I've lived in Europe, California and originally I'm from Ohio.
 

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