European burners: any tips on flights?

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European burners: any tips on flights?

Postby gijs » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:06 am

Traveling from Amsterdam/Europe to the playa. Pretty flexible on departure/arrival location and time. Main concern is a cheap way to fly across the Atlantic.
Who's got a tip for a cheap flight?
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Re: European burners: any tips on flights?

Postby velocirafter » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:13 am

I've been using skyscanner, its searches lots of different sites and is usually the cheapest.

I think its usually a little bit cheaper to fly in to San Fran rather than Reno but then you have the extra fuel cost of travelling from SF
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Re: European burners: any tips on flights?

Postby Dr. Pyro » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:53 am

Gidget, will you be needing a ride back out to the playa again this year? Let me know so I can arrange logistics if necessary.
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Re: European burners: any tips on flights?

Postby Lassen Forge » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:20 am

velocirafter wrote:I've been using skyscanner, its searches lots of different sites and is usually the cheapest.

I think its usually a little bit cheaper to fly in to San Fran rather than Reno but then you have the extra fuel cost of travelling from SF


On the plus side fuel price here is about 1/2 what it is there. And car hire by the week isn't too bad (just don't mention TTITD - A friend claims to go to Yosemite, then to Tahoe/Reno to gamble a bit... maybe visit friends from Salt lake City...)

Going the other way (round trip from SFO to London and beyond) , I have the best luck with BA (Virgin runs a little cheaper, but they're like flying in a cardboard box)... Also you got a couple good outlet stores in SF and Berkeley (and oakland) you'd miss flying into Reno. You have to monitor prices, tho - they make one or 2 dips during the year, when they peak down grab them. We usually start watching 6 months ahead, and follow the fluctuations until they're like $500 here, round trip.
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Re: European burners: any tips on flights?

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:17 am

Bay Bridge Sue wrote:
velocirafter wrote:I've been using skyscanner, its searches lots of different sites and is usually the cheapest.

I think its usually a little bit cheaper to fly in to San Fran rather than Reno but then you have the extra fuel cost of travelling from SF


On the plus side fuel price here is about 1/2 what it is there. And car hire by the week isn't too bad (just don't mention TTITD - A friend claims to go to Yosemite, then to Tahoe/Reno to gamble a bit... maybe visit friends from Salt lake City...)

Going the other way (round trip from SFO to London and beyond) , I have the best luck with BA (Virgin runs a little cheaper, but they're like flying in a cardboard box)... Also you got a couple good outlet stores in SF and Berkeley (and oakland) you'd miss flying into Reno. You have to monitor prices, tho - they make one or 2 dips during the year, when they peak down grab them. We usually start watching 6 months ahead, and follow the fluctuations until they're like $500 here, round trip.

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Re: European burners: any tips on flights?

Postby gijs » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:08 pm

Thanks for the offer Doc. Still have fond memories of both the ride in with Frank, and the epic ride out. Frank offered to take me in again. If I can find a ticket for a friend in AMS we'll hire a RV and we should be fine. Otherwise it's utter chaos once again :D
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Re: European burners: any tips on flights?

Postby gijs » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:10 pm

[quote="velocirafter"]I've been using skyscanner, its searches lots of different sites and is usually the cheapest.

I think its usually a little bit cheaper to fly in to San Fran rather than Reno but then you have the extra fuel cost of travelling from SF[/quote]

Looks like www.arkefly.nl has the cheapest flights out of Europe. Luckily they leave right from my home town :-)
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