Peterson's Travel Fare Links
The following links are for the travel fare
assignments. These services do not require you to add any personal
information. Some advanced features may require you to become
a member of a frequent flyer program. There is no cost involved
in becoming a member of these programs. Never give your credit card information to any of the
travel web sites unless you actually plan to purchase a ticket.
Read these before you start:
- How to buy airline tickets online
- Airline Ticket Consolidators and Bucket Shops
- How to get cheap
- 12 secrets to getting the best travel deal
- Kayak - Searches multiple sites, like Sidestep but better.
- Student Universe - Tickets for students and faculty.
- Travel Zoo - Usually good prices. Offers newsletter.
- SideStep - Bought out by Kayak.
- Orbitz - Lists fares for many airlines. Adds $10 fee per ticket.
- Expedia - Microsoft's travel site. Usually more expensive.
- Hotwire - Selling unsold travel "inventory." Doesn't give you the details of the flight.
- Travelocity - From Sabre. Usually more expensive.
- CheapTickets - Not always.
- OneTravel - Airfares and more. Usually good rates on international fares.
- Delta Airlines
- Has a tie with KLM Airlines which has connections throughout
Europe, Africa, and Asia. Delta also flies to East
- United Airlines
- Code shares flights with a number of airlines in Europe, Asia,
and the Pacific Rim.
- American Airlines
- Based in Dallas, flies to Europe, Asia, Central and South
- US Airways
- Serves the East Coast of the US but has flights to Europe from Philadelphia.
- Has inexpensive fares to Europe. Flies from Minneapolis and
several other cities along the east coast. All flights go through
- Air New Zealand
- Flies to New Zealand and Australia from the west coast. Offers
a free stop-over on a variety of Pacific islands.
- Flies to Australia. May have special deals.
Getting to the Coasts
The middle part of the United States is often called "flyover country." It turns out that the least expensive international flights are from the coastal cities like New York
or Los Angeles. Traveling by bus to those cities is usually the
least expensive. Some airlines also offer cheap flights. Whenever using one of these options, calculate the fare from the bus stop to the airport.
- Two-week advance purchase fares are the least expensive. One-way
fare to New York is about $69.
- Southwest Airlines
- Cheap round-trip to Los Angeles and New York Islip.
Michael Peterson, Omaha, NE.