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lowfront
02-11-2008, 10:43 PM
anyone else spending a lot more money this year on plane tickets?

Last year BOS to ONT I paid 220



This year BOS to PSP is looking to be 400

to ONT is around 340

dontfeedthebird
02-11-2008, 10:45 PM
i don't remember what i paid. this year, i'm buying one way at a time. it's easier on the budget...

boarderwoozel3
02-11-2008, 11:09 PM
I drove last year so I'm not much help but...

I'm paying 250ish roundtrip from SEA to ONT.

MarkO
02-12-2008, 09:26 AM
$259 this year. PDX --> LAX

-edit- I checked my receipts from last year. $223.

Courtney
02-12-2008, 09:30 AM
I haven't bought a plane ticket yet. I have an offer on the horizon that would involve me moving to New York, so I need to deal with that first. But flights from HNL seem to be around $300 currently.

el chango
02-12-2008, 09:53 AM
I'll fly from Mexico City to Tijuana once again, last year I paid about $250, this year I got it for $199

captncrzy
02-12-2008, 10:21 AM
Welcome to the land of higher fuel costs.

misterpickles
02-12-2008, 10:37 AM
check out southwest and see if they have service to your city (they do for almost all big cities), southwest is probably the best priced and with the most available flight times. OAK to LAX is as low as $49 (cheaper than a tank of gas) but make sure you buy them early

Gyrus
02-12-2008, 10:40 PM
www.kayak.com

betao
02-13-2008, 08:40 AM
from Washington, DC (IAD) to Palm Springs, Cali (PSP) it costs me about 400 round trip.

Harrisment
02-13-2008, 09:09 AM
Bought my plane ticket a week before the lineup was announced. $208 round trip from Houston to PSP. Can't beat that!

orbit
03-06-2008, 04:18 PM
So, my plane ticket price increased like $70 this last night. Now I'll have to flight into SNA instead of ONT, to save that money.

Book your flights soon, if you haven't done it yet.

paulb
03-06-2008, 04:41 PM
last year i think i paid 300 or around there, and this year i paid 420 or so...

MarkO
03-06-2008, 04:47 PM
I just noticed that the price of renting a car has gone down. I looked a few weeks ago and I balked at the cost but I looked again today and even Hertz was cheap. I got a full size from Thurs - Mon for $115.

orbit
03-06-2008, 05:01 PM
Yeah, I just realized that too. I had a car reservation for ONT for $120 fri-mon, and now for SNA it's like $50.

orbit
03-06-2008, 05:02 PM
By the way, how far is SNA from Indio? Google says it's a 30 minutes longer drive than from ONT, but can any local confirm that? Could I make it to the campgrounds in 2 hours leaving SNA on friday around 3pm?

microserfs21
03-06-2008, 06:01 PM
Calgary to Palm Springs

Last year - $398

This year - $396

captncrzy
03-06-2008, 07:29 PM
I always rent my car from www.carrentals.com. I don't know why, but I always get a smoking deal on that thing. When I went to Arcade Fire in Mountain View, I got my rental car for like 13 a day.

davidbarr
01-20-2009, 11:34 AM
Paid 305 GBP last year MAN - LAS and this year paying 330 LHR - LAX, 2007 was 290 MAN - LAX, so yes they have gone up a little, 2009 has been the first year it has been cheaper to fly with a British airline (BA in this case) than in the past the US airlines have always cost less, but that's due to the weakened Pound against the Dollar i guess :(

David

davidbarr
01-20-2009, 11:36 AM
Jumping on the car hire comments, does anyone have a ballpark figure how much extra you get stung for on one way rentals? (Just remembered in above post I put LHR - LAX this year when it is in fact LHR - SFO a week and half before Coach then leaving out of LAX)

sonofhal
01-20-2009, 11:45 AM
Paying exactly the same as last year for flights, but will be raped by the piss poor exchange rate once i touch down. My ticket will be 35% dearer than last year, and so will everything else i buy.

davidbarr
01-20-2009, 11:49 AM
Yup, I'm trying not to think about!!!

captncrzy
01-20-2009, 12:39 PM
Jumping on the car hire comments, does anyone have a ballpark figure how much extra you get stung for on one way rentals? (Just remembered in above post I put LHR - LAX this year when it is in fact LHR - SFO a week and half before Coach then leaving out of LAX)

It's about $100 for a one way drop fee, depending on what company you use.

betao
01-20-2009, 01:50 PM
I'm actually paying less this year than what I paid last year, and i'm flying out of a more convenient location

Last year was DC to PSP, roundtrip at about 440

This year it's Richmond to PSP, roundtrip at about 360
.
then again, I booked this flight significantly earlier than last year, by about 2 months.

lizng
01-20-2009, 01:51 PM
from DC last year $340, this year I'm looking right at 200... but we're all going to get raped on bag fees. Most airlines are 15 each way for 1st bag and 25 for 2nd. Too bad there's no way I can do my shade canopy as carry on... that's all I really need.

I would suggest to bid your rental car on Priceline. I just rented a compact car for $10 a day plus tax. It accepted my first bid, so I'm left to believe one could potentially get it cheaper.

ZackQ
01-20-2009, 02:17 PM
I'm stoked. I just saved a ton of money on my ticket.

Last year I flew from McAllen, Texas (it's on the border at the tip) to LAX. It cost like $275.

This year, I am driving to Austin, Texas, to leave my car with a friend. Flying from Austin round trip to LAX is only costing me $190. I'm stoked, and I just got my tix a second ago.

Cpt. Funkaho
01-20-2009, 02:34 PM
Last year: $40 (Mileage ticket)
This year: $682.90

Departing Fairbanks, AK at 1:30 AM on April 15.
Arriving Palm Springs, CA at 9:49 AM on April 15.

Far and away the shortest-ever flight I've had to Palm Springs. It usually takes 12-15 hours.

Corporate Cannibal
01-22-2009, 09:06 PM
DC 2 LAX (2008): $204 roundtrip bought the week of...

DC 2 LAX (2009): $240 roundtrip bought a month ago... yapta's showing that the same flight is now going for $438

carokube
01-22-2009, 09:20 PM
last year: 320
this year: 234

flying out of raleigh... i dunno why it's so much cheaper but i heart

AbundantChoice
01-22-2009, 10:01 PM
I fly BOS-LAX, and I'm paying almost $100 less this year than I did last year. Prices change drastically from day to day... check farecast.com before you book to get an idea if it's the right time to jump on it or not.

I'm a little ticked because I missed the super-low introductory fares on the Virgin America BOS-LAX nonstops. Virgin America is damned fantastic.

magmazing
01-22-2009, 10:31 PM
I'm likely driving to Seattle then flying to LAX... SeaTac to LAX $69US each way. Comes to $159US after fees. Of course I'm waiting for an f-ing lineup before I buy my plane tix.

Last year was about the same... Slightly cheaper when the Canadian dollar was at par.

barryobames
01-22-2009, 10:37 PM
Last year: $40 (Mileage ticket)
This year: $682.90

Departing Fairbanks, AK at 1:30 AM on April 15.
Arriving Palm Springs, CA at 9:49 AM on April 15.

Far and away the shortest-ever flight I've had to Palm Springs. It usually takes 12-15 hours.

Anchorage to LAX --- $623

Hopefully they're doing the train again. Or it might be higher.
Flying anywhere out of Alaska sucks. I'm surprised that Fairbanks flight is as cheap as it is. It's like 200 something to even fly just to Fairbanks from here. :S

Al & Mel
01-22-2009, 10:56 PM
Perth (Western Australia) - LAX

2007, 2008 - Aus$2700
2009 - Aus$1700

Saving Aus$1000 thanks to the 'open skies' policy recently signed by our 2 countries that is boosting competition greatly, but we're also getting screwed by the exchange rate this year compared to the last two so that will get chewed up quickly.

However, looking like a good time for you guys to travel to Australia. More airlines, flights, cheaper fares and great exchange rate = fun times down under

SFChrissy
01-23-2009, 05:04 AM
I got my ticket the day the festie dates were released sfo to psp is 230 last year we paid 170 do your self a favor and fly into palm springs the traffic on the ten sux ass!!!

Sigur Ros Stache
01-23-2009, 06:30 AM
Cheapest I have found from ATL to PSP is 304...proabably booking it this weekend. Last year I paid 250

AbundantChoice
01-23-2009, 06:36 AM
Perth (Western Australia) - LAX
2007, 2008 - Aus$2700
2009 - Aus$1700


Now *that* is some Coachella dedication right there, man. Bravo.

gaypalmsprings
01-23-2009, 06:36 AM
http://www.hotfunnyclub.com/swf/airplane-crash.jpg

sydaud
01-23-2009, 06:59 AM
Bought two round-trip tickets from Detroit to Vegas for $450 and then meeting with friends to drive down.

ELPOLLOLOCO
01-23-2009, 08:36 AM
Miami to La $220....last year $280...

danteb
01-23-2009, 08:42 AM
boston to psp round trip is 379

F00FIGHTER20
01-23-2009, 08:52 AM
Last year NY to palm springs $313
This year i paid $330
i bought the tickets

but the prices have been fluctuating... The same flight i am on was on sale for $309 a few weeks ago. today it is under 3. I have to stop checking... i am just upsetting myself. I think it all depends on the day of the week that you try to book the flight..... but i have noticed that flying into Palm Springs is a little bit cheaper than flying into L.A.

lolwut
01-23-2009, 09:50 AM
anyone else spending a lot more money this year on plane tickets?

Last year BOS to ONT I paid 220



This year BOS to PSP is looking to be 400

to ONT is around 340

enjoy your recession.

captncrzy
01-23-2009, 09:51 AM
Hey, just so you guys know, a bulletin about Southwest just came out. They're freezing growth until 2010 and will be reducing capacity--as almost every other airline will--in this first Q of 2009. This is kind of a suprise as Southwest has always been the golden child of profits and low fares, but their fuel hedging program screwed them.

Reduced capacity (approximately 10% system-wide) = higher fares.

If you find them cheap, I'd get them now.

safarihat12
01-24-2009, 10:23 PM
Not too much of a difference for me this year. This year Buffalo to LAX is gonna be about $220 last year it was probably around $190 after taxes.

gaypalmsprings
01-24-2009, 10:34 PM
$0 last year. $0 this year.

yeyis
01-25-2009, 12:45 AM
San Antonio to LAX
Last year: $224
This year: $217

ThunderInTheSky
01-25-2009, 10:08 AM
I paid 208 last year from Houston to L.A.

I paid 168 this year from Austin to L.A.