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Help my wife and I get to Spain for under $1000 each!
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Hi everyone,

My wife and I would love to take our dream vacation this Summer. The only problem is we are both students making very little money. In order for this to happen, we can’t really pay over $1000 for each of our tix. I have never been very good at finding bargains on travel. We can essentially go any time after May 22nd but before July. She has family in London, so any flights into there would work also!

Thank you in advance for all your help.

We are departing from Houston btw.

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If cheap is the biggest concern, don’t limit yourselves to flying into Spain or London. If another European gateway is cheap to get to and offers cheap flights to Spain (at a total price that offers significant saving over just flying to Spain), then go for it. How long are you planning on staying? Do you plan to travel only in Spain?

It’s going to be VERY difficult to do this for under $1000 these days. Sign up for fare alerts, check here often for when people post sales that they stumble on, and be ready to buy when you see a good fare because cheap summer fares often disappear in hours.

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What are some of the cheaper cities to fly into?

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Start with our new user thread pinned @top of this forum.

  • Spend time checking consolidators such as CheapOAir, Flights, and 1800FlyEurope.com
  • Late May departures probably cheaper than June or July departures.
  • Also try the student sites—StudentUniverse, STA, Travelcuts, and GenerationFly.

A quick check with these strategies turned up $841 total to Madrid and back with consolidator SmartFares.com, May22-Jun6 for example.

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Right now Orbitz is now showing some decent fares for May to Madrid and other cities.