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NY or London to Tbilisi
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Has anyone travelled to Tbilisi either from London or NY? If yes, is it possible that the flight price would be cheaper from NY than London?
If there any been any research done on the general price RT to Tbilisi from either of the places?

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The only Georgia fares I usually check are to Atlanta Wink.

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Checking ITA, I see Air Baltic coming in at $499 round trip total from Gatwick via Riga each way; Czech Airlines is about $35 higher currently. Cheapest from NYC in Jan/Feb looks about $906 currently. Some consolidators might have it cheaper, however.

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Is there anything direct?
Any idea how long it takes from either of the cities?

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Check ITA.

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Thanks, checking all options,

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Don, I was told that flying there at this time should not be more than 800.00 RT via Istanbul,
I guess Turkish Air would be the best bet.
Unfortunetly, I cannot seem to find good prices for keeping an open date.

Now that Georgia has opened up ski resorts, i hear it is being crowded from people from all over the world. I hope there must be some readers who are taking the trip there for any reason.
Is it better to fly through Yerevan or Istanbul considering I am hearing the stop overs taking for ever>

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Plane fares: What kind of fares is a good economy fare to Tbilisi? flying between Jan 10th to Feb 10th?
Which would perhaps be the best route to go from
New York/Newark (Best I have seen is 1450.00 via Turkish air through Istanbul)
London Heathrow: Best i have seen so far is Ukrainian Internation via gatwick for about 287.00 GBP

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NY to Tbilisi: 922.00 USD
London Heathrow to Tbilisi: 600 USD
Has anyone priced the above routes?

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Is there any way to get a listing of all airlines going to Tbilisi from
London
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I don’t see any nonstop from any London airports (I used ITA month-search for Feb.). Belavia, Air Baltic, and Ukraine International all show 1 stop service from Gatwick.

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Don, Based on my discussion I am told that the onluy reasonable trip to Tbilisi is via Istanbul on Turkish Air.
Every other trip sucks and too painful.
I also cannot seem to get decent priced tickets too.

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I checked the airport’s wiki page and was excited to see Air Baltic and Czech Airlines serving it — which could be better than the options you mentioned. However, ITA shows what I feared… being a small airport (less than 1 mill. pax per year) there’s like 1 per day in/out of there, meaning timing connections is not always easy. So the $464 tickets on Air Baltic in March from Gatwick via Riga, and the $497s with Czech Airlines via Prague, do not work well—because they are overnight flights, and you’d be on your own (i.e. to bed down in the airport, or find a hotel)… and that’s probably not worth it to you.

The shortest duration I see for March, at a reasonable fare, is $711 with Lufthansa via Munich each way (outbound from LGW, but returns to LCY)… but even that is overnight.

In fact, when I take out all overnight flights, ITA only shows Ukraine International with a couple dates for $640. Next-cheapest (non-overnight) is $2600+ with Austrian Air. Yikes.

In April, I see BMI with a couple dates for $688 total—also not overnight—but via Baku, so I dunno if there might be visa required for you to transit via Azerbaijan. BMI go from Heathrow for this one.

So… how do you feel about spending some time in Riga or Prague? Have you tried fares with Bookingbuddy.co.uk and Bookingbuddy.com? You might turn up something better than the published fares that ITA is limited to.

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Tnx Don,
No no I do not want overnight stays anywhere. Just too tasking and becomes expensive. Some of the prices such as today is horrendous.
However, I am looking at an angle of going to India via Istanbul and then on the return doing a break journey to Tbilisi. It is currently being priced at less than 1000.00 USD.
Unless I can find something much cheaper Lon to TBS.
What do you think of this angle?

My associates Georgia still insist that the prices from Heathrow at this time of the year should not be more than 500 USD.

i am going to be back in London this afternoon and will go to Booking buddy

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It is now confirmed with Turkish Airlines for about 560 USD. I just couldn’t get the timing I was hoping for as Turkish Airlines offers a free sightseeing tours for transit passengers. However, one needs to be there before 9 am or 12 pm to take the tours.

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Here in Tbilisi, I noticed advertisements from
Air Baltic
Ukraine Airlines
Czech Airways
Austrian Air
FlyBMI

I assume they are all flying here.

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I keep hearing obnoxious prices of 200 GBP RT to Istanbul and then another 50 GBP to Tbilisi but i cannot seem to find anything on my own.

later this weekend, I met someone and she said the same thing and I still cannot price it.
There must be someone or some agent out there who specialise in that sector?
Any help is appreciated?

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The travel agent advised me due to huge backlog of passengers, the price will go up exuberantly. Hard to believe as any thing like this in US to take adavantage would get into prosecution.
Is this really such a case?

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sammohanty wrote:
The travel agent advised me due to huge backlog of passengers, the price will go up exuberantly.

Exuberantly?
Well, I guess some people would indeed be enthusiastic about such a development.
Sorry, Sammo, I couldn’t resist.Wink

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CIL,
I am glad i bought a smile to your face.
I really need to get back to Georgia and the prices are untouchable,
hope it brings another smile to your face,
The travel agent just told me that there is no point in looking for tickets till the end of Tuesday,
what do you think?

I am stuck in Heathrow and was going back to US. Now I have to return to Tbilisi.

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