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    Frequent flyers, need a little advice

    What's the best website or search engine to use for domestic flights?

    I've used orbitz and expedia before and they aren't really helping me at this point.

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    Re: Frequent flyers, need a little advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric
    What's the best website or search engine to use for domestic flights?

    I've used orbitz and expedia before and they aren't really helping me at this point.

    Thanks.
    Orbitz is the best.. period. But if you want a certain area of the country try to check the hub airlines for specials and their own pricing. You might also want to try Travelocity and www.itn.net

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    Re: Frequent flyers, need a little advice

    Orbitz by a long shot. I use it exclusively now.
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    Re: Frequent flyers, need a little advice

    Thanks. I've always used Orbitz and it's been great, just struggling this time.

    Of course I waited longer than I should have.
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    Re: Frequent flyers, need a little advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric
    Thanks. I've always used Orbitz and it's been great, just struggling this time.

    Of course I waited longer than I should have.
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    Re: Frequent flyers, need a little advice

    Chicago to Vegas.

    I'm heading up to watch the Cubs vs Reds game on the 15th and then flying out Saturday-Mon. My gf is doing her residency there this year.

    I assumed from Chicago to Vegas would have some cheaper flights, but it's the weekend.

    Edit- September 15th.

    Do you know of any independent carriers that fly mostly out of Chicago? I tried Southwest and Frontier and they are very expensive.
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    Re: Frequent flyers, need a little advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric
    Chicago to Vegas.

    I'm heading up to watch the Cubs vs Reds game on the 15th and then flying out Saturday-Mon. My gf is doing her residency there this year.

    I assumed from Chicago to Vegas would have some cheaper flights, but it's the weekend.

    Edit- September 15th.

    Do you know of any independent carriers that fly mostly out of Chicago? I tried Southwest and Frontier and they are very expensive.

    Try Midwest Air, Frontier and Southwest... There has to be something that shuttles ORD to LV.. not ATA though.

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    Re: Frequent flyers, need a little advice

    I've used ATA before and it was pretty decent.

    Is it getting worse?
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    Re: Frequent flyers, need a little advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric
    I've used ATA before and it was pretty decent.

    Is it getting worse?
    No, but they don't do shuttles to Vegas in the summer, I pretty sure it's a cold weather route. They only have so many planes so they have different routes based on the seasons. However there has to be a Jet Blue type of solution from Chicago.

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    Re: Frequent flyers, need a little advice

    That makes sense. I flew from Indianapolis to Vegas in December using ATA and yet today I couldn't find a damn thing from them to Vegas.

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    Re: Frequent flyers, need a little advice

    Bestfares.com is the best place to get big-picture advice about when to travel cheaply and what the rock-bottom fares between two cities and nearby alternates are at any given moment.

    qixo.com is my favorite aggregator of low fares. I usually search at qixo and buy from the airline sites directly to avoid fees.
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    Re: Frequent flyers, need a little advice

    i go to vegas every year...each time i fly southwest...haven't found anything cheaper during the dates i've gone...

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    Re: Frequent flyers, need a little advice

    www.kayak.com

    Then do southwest.com to get their fares
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    Re: Frequent flyers, need a little advice

    What I've learned is that you should use the aggregators like Orbitz or Travelocity or Faremax to figure out what's available, but actually book the flight directly through the airline whenever possible. Not only does this cut out the middleman's $5-10 fee, but it seems safer to me to book directly with the airline itself.

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    Thanks much all.
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