|Using the internet to find the best price on an airline ticket to Spain can be a time-consuming task. Finding the best possible deal can often take several hours over a number of weeks, checking web sites and watching for those price specials.
Use the search
engines below to find the best deals: (see additional tips
below) Non-US citizens should use Flight Search
Auto Europe - Known for its brokering of rental car
services in Europe, Auto Europe is
now brokering U.S. to Europe flights. You do not get the
option of picking your airline on this
booking engine. I have not had a chance to
check out the Auto Europe booking engine
extensively. On a test run of the engine, I
found tickets to Europe could be either a
couple hundred dollars more-or less-than
offered by some of the other flight booking
engines listed below.
Last minute booking -
. A Travelocity company, reports to be the industry leader in deeply-discounted last-minute travel packages.
Flight Search - Showcased by
my Traveling in Spain website, it is powered
by Travel Now. The
Travel Now Flight Search can be used by most nationalities.
This booking engine provides price
comparisons for both U.S. domestic and
international flights. This air flight-booking
engine accesses a wide selection of quality
air carriers and available flight times.
- Air France flies from 11 U.S cities to nearly 200 destinations in 83 countries.
- Priceline air and hotel packages.
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Besides looking for the best price,
there are a few other things one should keep in
mind when using an online air flight booking
engine. If there is a stopover, make certain
adequate time is allowed to catch the second part
of your flight. A few booking engines appear to
be very good at allowing sufficient times, but
others sometime only allow a few minutes to get
across some rather big airports. Sometimes those
cheap flights also mean an extra stopover,
meaning a longer flight time to your destination.
Also, taxes and fees are becoming more and more
costly. Make certain you read the
fine print; do look at what is included or not
included in the price--airport fees, taxes, etc.
Also, what guarantees are given? Are there
special protections for online booking? What
happens if you must delay or cancel your trip?
Fees for changing nonrefundable tickets have
|The rules for finding the best air
ticket price seem to be changing weekly. Old
rules of thumb may not be as relevant today as
they were in the past. To
get good value in a plane ticket, be flexible.
Often by moving travel dates by just a few days
can save you significant sums of money.
When you receive your
tickets, check them over right away. Does your name on
the tickets match your passport? How about the travel
dates--are the ones on the ticket correct? Do not wait;
if there is anything wrong with the tickets, make a
telephone call and get it corrected right away. The name
on your ticket should match the one on your passport. If
it does not, you may be turned away when you try to board
your flight. In the past, a name correction was done at
|Finding the best deal:
I have given up looking for the best possible
deal. It just takes too long, and for the trips I
have taken to Spain (off season) there hasn't
been a significant difference in price from what
I have found at Flight Search and Expedia Search.
If you're looking to get the
absolutely lowest price in an airline ticket, here
is a process that might get you there.
To get an idea of what you
might pay for a plane ticket, check rates at Flight Search
and Expedia Search
for the time period you plan to travel.
- Try the consolidators,
such as; Airtech,
Auto Europe or Economy Travel.
- Check with a local travel
agent. Occasionally they actually can get
you a fantastic deal.
- Check airplane ticket
rates and specials at Auto Europe. See if they are offering any
- Do a price check at the airlines
- Look in to
- Make a decision and buy
that ticket. Then arrange your Car
Rental @ Auto Europe.
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