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I’m trying to fly from New York City or surrounding major cities, (Newark, Philly etc.) and get to Dublin the absolute cheapest way possible, leaving on or around June 15th and coming back on or around June 20th. Me and my friend want to go, we’re both 18 and 19 and college students if that can get us discounts. I would be willing to fly somewhere else and try to take trains and ferries to get there if need be. Any way to do it for under $500 round trip, stand by or something? I’ve been looking online and its hard. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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tdoyle07 wrote:
Any way to do it for under $500 round trip, stand by or something?

Sorry, but no. These days you aren’t going to come close to $500 in June. The cheapest NYC to Europe flights I see around your dates are around $750 to London. Why such a short trip with such exact dates?

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Agreed. I think you should keep saving, and plan to go in the Fall or Winter, when airfares are cheaper, and when you can afford to stay longer. Travel is going to wipe out your first and last days, and then you’ve got quite a lot invested for a very short, very localized Eurotrip.

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Yeah it’s just that it’s my dad’s cousin’s wedding in Dublin that weekend that I really wanted to go to, and since he’s going he said I could go with my friend and he could probably pay for the hotel but not the flight, and I’m poor right night now because my summer job doesn’t start until the end of june and then I go back to college the end of August, so I don’t have many options of when else to go unfortunately. I was reading about courier flights though and I’m trying to contact some companies now if they’re available but not many do it.

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Jupiter Tours or Jupiter Travels in Jamaica (NY, near JFK). That’s the only lead I’ve got for courier—and that lead’s at least 4 years old. Honestly, I’ve been doing this for 15 or so years now, and if couriering were a good option, I’d be all over it. After 9-11, it pretty much dried up.

Quick check found Delta coming up best of all round-trips currently, $862 total 15th-21st (nonstop).

Quick look at one-ways found Iceland Express on Newark-London (Gatwick) $340 total around your outbound date. Coming back, $401. You’d still have to get from Gatwick to Dublin and back (Ryanair or Aer Lingus?).

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The info I have on the courier “Jupiter Air” has a CA address and indicates courier flights to Asia from the West Coast, not to Europe. The only courier I have heard of who flies from East Coast to Europe is Air Cargo Partners.

You could join a courier association, but the membership fee could be a waste as most courier flights are sold 3 months in advance and the associations are now as much travel agencies claiming to have super cheap air fares (sound fishy??) as courier networks. International Association of Air Travel Couriers, is probably the best known — $45 to join. Cheap Trips (formerly Air Courier Association) is another. Cheap trips may only have courier flights to Hong Kong?? — $40 per year. A google of any of these pulls up a fair number of negative comments. The links in the publications I have don’t work, which maybe indicates these associations and businesses do not stay in business for a very long….. If you’re interested in the courier business, serious book and on-line research is essential.

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See my new post about USair’s Dublin sale. Still not as cheap as you want, but in the high $700s, probably the best you’re going to do for this summer.