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Old February 9th, 2003, 07:40 PM
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Default flight tickets have gone up almost $200

thank god a few months ago i bought my roundtrip tickets and they are in the safty deposit box at the bank. i checked the airline today and could not believe how much they had gone up. i wonder how much more they will raise if we go to war. my suggestion is too buy yours as soon as possible.
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Old February 9th, 2003, 08:49 PM
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Hi Dusty,
I've noticed the same with our plane tickets, just glad I was checking when I did, couldn't afford the same flights today.

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Old February 10th, 2003, 12:06 PM
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Great. My agent has been hesitating on booking our airline because she was sure the rates would go down some. I suppose now we are going to pay an arm and a leg.

My concern is that schedules will really change last minute because of the government using commercial airlines if we go to war. I assume that would then take away from the regularly scheduled flights.
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Old February 11th, 2003, 08:42 PM
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We're letting the cruiseline handle our air, so we shouldn't be impacted by airline increases, right?
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Old February 11th, 2003, 08:45 PM
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Thats right Twoofus,
You should be fine if you are already doing the cruise/air. Hope you get decent flights times.

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Old February 11th, 2003, 11:22 PM
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Hi Donna,
Thanks for the speedy reply! Regarding flight times, we're so excited about this cruise that we really don't care. So long as the flight gets to the ship in time, we're ok with any flight time. :-)

Now, if only the next few months would zip by...
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Old February 14th, 2003, 10:12 AM
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I kept looking and looking for a decent r/t fare from Southern California to Vancouver. Everything was being priced in the $600 range...then, one day a few weeks ago I guess I got lucky on Alaska Air...less than $300/ea. And, I just checked again and the fares are still the same as of today (2/14).
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Old February 14th, 2003, 11:11 AM
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We'll be flying San Francisco to Vancouver, Anchorage to San Francisco in May. We bought the air from Celebrity and used our Captain's Club benefit of free custom air, and got the fare at $179 pp. It took a little wrangling by our TA (Celebrity wanted to charge us $240 additional EACH because we chose our flights) but she was successful in negotiating. Sometimes it does pay to buy the air from the cruise line and to have a great travel agent. You just have to shop around and see what else is available. From what we've seen, I doubt very much we could have done better on this one.
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Old February 15th, 2003, 06:33 AM
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Don't forget that those traveling round trip from Vancouver can get cheap fares to Seattle, rent a car at the airport and drive for ninety minutes to Vancouver. I have rented a car for about $65 including "drop-off" charges.
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Old February 18th, 2003, 09:14 AM
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Chuck Palm wrote:

> Don't forget that those traveling round trip from Vancouver
> can get cheap fares to Seattle, rent a car at the airport and
> drive for ninety minutes to Vancouver. I have rented a car for
> about $65 including "drop-off" charges.


It is at LEAST 3+ hours Seatac- downtown Vancouver- 150 miles, not 90 minutes.
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