I enjoy helping novice travellers find the best deals. I know the frustration of wondering if I got the best possible fare, so if I can help people just by passing on what I know and have learned, I’m glad to do that. I am not a travel agent, nor do I work in the travel industry in any way, nor do I receive any type of of pay or comps for contributing here—I am merely a volunteer on this board.
This bulletin board has MUCH information—recent specials, tips and tricks for getting best fares, and many specific itineraries. It is a great place to begin researching for best fares to Europe; so with that said, I offer these suggestions:
1. Please read about 2 weeks worth of posts if you’re new to the board. You should find specials and links to the best places on the ‘net to check airfares.
2. If you decide you need to post, include your desired departure and arrival cities, as well as alternative cities you could depart from and arrive in—this could save you a couple hundred$$$.
3. You will need to post the DATES you want to travel. Fares can be much higher or lower depending on season and days you travel.
That said, as Summer travel heats up, if someone posts a simple "how much from a to b?" that’s like browsing and says (to me) you’re not too serious about your travel plans yet. I don’t mind helping, but I do mind wasting my time. Follow the above suggestions and you will greatly increase your chances of someone being able to help you here.
[This message has been edited by Don (edited 23 April 2000).]