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inexpensive flight skopje
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Hello!
I’m a student, looking for a dirt cheap flight to Skopje, departing sometime in June and leaving sometime in late July or August. It doesn’t need to necessarily be a direct flight— if I have to spend a few days in a stopover city, that’s fine. If anybody could help me, I’d greatly appreciate it and would be forever grateful.

I am leaving from NYC with $2000 for 26 days
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From where? Start with the links and tips in our new user thread — top of this forum.

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*Flying from NYC (JFK) or anywhere remotely close-by. I’m quite flexible with dates and departure.

I am leaving from NYC with $2000 for 26 days
Casablanca, Fes, Marrakech, Chefchaouene, Rabat, Paris, Nancy, Casablanca
Requesting help with Transport, Itinerary, Nightlife, Food, Sights
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Cheapest published fare, all the way through, currently showing available is $1870 if outbound by June 8 and staying ~ 2 months, with United connecting with Adria Airways.

According to http://www.whichbudg… might be cheaper via DUS, CGN, or ZRH — if you piece together 2 tickets at your own risk. Of these, looks like taking Germanwings on Cologne – Skopje €179 r/t total with June/July dates. Cheapest from NYC and area looks like $650 with Air Berlin (f.k.a. LTU) to Dusseldorf for some dates in those months, but I didn’t match connections for you (if they don’t have something good to CGN, then you could take train between DUS and CGN if the price is worth it). Try www.ltu.com also.

Additionally, try the student sites, Bookingbuddy, and consolidators in our new user thread. A quick check with Bookingbuddy turned up $1623 (jun8-jul28). You might do better with consolidators and student agencies (STA, Travelcuts, StudentUniverse, AESU).

You could sign up for sale alerts, and check cheapest this route has been, with Farecompare.com, but be aware that most sale fares only allow 30 max stay.

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Further checking of some consolidators for you…
$1404 Jun8-Jul28 CheapOAir.com — cheapest I’ve seen so far if you can’t find something cheap via CGN to connect to the Germanwings flight to Skopje.

updated…
Ok, I checked LTU.com for you, and see JFK-DUS June 29-Aug. 12 (for example) at €533 r/t total (about $738 currently). Xe.com/ucc for daily updated currency conversions. The cheapest Germanwings flight was €179, so about $248 currently, so you’d be looking at just under $1000. But… (there’s always a catch?)… looks like the Germanwings flights CGN-SKP only go out on Saturdays, and come back on Wednesdays at Saturdays getting in too late to make a connection via DUS same night. So… you’re probably looking at some hostel nights in Dusseldorf or Cologne/Bonn area before/after the CGN-SKP roundtrip to connect up with your NYC-DUS roundtrip — if you choose this route.

With barely $400 separating the CheapOAir flight vs. this concocted itinerary, and with hostel nights, meals, sights and train expenses, the price gap will narrow quickly.

Try the student sites, too.

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$1341.20 June 8/July 29 Malev.hu

also try csa.cz and alitalia.com

updated —
I kept playing around with dates at Malev.hu and if you could somehow depart by May 31, it’s cheaper. May 31-July 22 $1041.20 r/t total, for example. Running those dates through Bookingbuddy.com turned up $1000.65 for the same itinerary (via Onetravel.com). I didn’t try may31-jul22 with consolidators or student sites yet.