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Old 01-30-2013, 04:56 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me if this is a good price on AirTran flights?

I'm looking at flight prices for the first two weeks of May and the cheapest I could find for two people round trip including taxes was $330 from Buffalo. We would have to pay $50 for checked bags as well. I've never flown from Buffalo before so I'm wondering if this is a good deal or if I should just hold off for now and keep looking in the next couple of months. Any input would be appreciated!
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:13 PM   #2
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We paid $310 each flying round trip out of Buffalo with Airtran last August with direct flights.

Originally when I checked the price last feb., the price was $283. At the time, I wasn't sure if that was a good price, so I didn't book. Then the price gradually went up to $500. About a month later the price went back down to $310 and that is when we booked it.

It was really challenging finding cheap flights out of Buffalo last year. Some of my friends said they were paying about $225 the year before.

Honestly, I don't think $330 is too bad. I think AirTran will give you a credit if you find that your price drops. Maybe someone can correct me if I'm wrong.

I found that the prices just continued to rise has the months went by, so we are glad that we did book it for our price.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:14 PM   #3
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What are your dates? Did you check Southwest? They don't charge for bags!
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Is the 330 for the two of you (total) or each round trip. I paid about 300 each round trip last August out of Buffalo. You might also want to check Air Tran out of Rochester, NY. I have seen flights for 90 each direction per person for the early part of May.
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Is the 330 for the two of you (total) or each round trip. I paid about 300 each round trip last August out of Buffalo. You might also want to check Air Tran out of Rochester, NY. I have seen flights for 90 each direction per person for the early part of May.
The $330 is for both of us round trip. So the total for two adults roundtrip is the $330. I did check Jetblue and Southwest but they were both more expensive than AirTran. I will check out AirTran from Rochester, thanks!
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The $330 is for both of us round trip. So the total for two adults roundtrip is the $330. I did check Jetblue and Southwest but they were both more expensive than AirTran. I will check out AirTran from Rochester, thanks!
$330 round trip total for two people? That sounds amazing! Wow I really got ripped off!
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:29 PM   #7
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The AirTran deal is pretty good right now. Anything under $400 round trip non-stop from Buffalo to Orlando is a good deal. Book it Dano......
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Wow......that's an incredible price.

Are those flights non-stop?
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Make sure you factor in the luggage fee and if you want pre-assigned seats (together) there is a charge for that so factor that in too-both ways as that might bring it up to closer to 400, which is still good but just fyi
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Yes, that's a pretty awesome sale I would go for it!
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WOW!!!

Can I ask what your dates are?? Mine are early May also out of Buffalo and I paid $199 each. sheesh, and I thought *I* was getting a steal
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I'm looking at flight prices for the first two weeks of May and the cheapest I could find for two people round trip including taxes was $330 from Buffalo. We would have to pay $50 for checked bags as well. I've never flown from Buffalo before so I'm wondering if this is a good deal or if I should just hold off for now and keep looking in the next couple of months. Any input would be appreciated!
I booked AirTran from Buffalo for our upcoming April Trip and it worked out to be $671.40 for 3 people roundtrip, excluding baggage. So I would say this is a good deal.
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So that's about 165 a person. Assuming you'll each have a bag to check it would be 430 with the luggage fees there and back (or 215 pp). That's about right. I prefer Southwest or Jetblue and generally pay anywhere from 180-240 a person (no bag fees either way). We've flown out of Buffalo three times in the last 16 months. It's impossible to say if you could go lower. I have to be flexible with flight times to get the best prices and watch like a hawk. I would book it if you are comfortable with that price.
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The $330 is for both of us round trip. So the total for two adults roundtrip is the $330. I did check Jetblue and Southwest but they were both more expensive than AirTran. I will check out AirTran from Rochester, thanks!

$330 for BOTH of you is fantastic That's only $165 each round trip. The cheapest I have paid round trip is about $200, different carrier, but still. That's a great deal. I hope you have it booked!!!
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:44 PM   #15
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So we actually waited too long and that price had gone up by $35, but I was able to snag an even better deal. I paid $377 for both of us roundtrip includin bags with Southwest from Buffalo. I'm pretty happy with that price.
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