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Seattle to london late august
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Me and my girlfriend are trying to figure out how many months out we have before booking a flight becomes very pricey… i found a round trip flight to London for around 886 USD but how long till that prices goes up??? any suggestions on cheaper flights??? Thanks for ur help!!!

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Don’t wait until say a month before, but looking up fares around that time it seems like the norm for late August/September so I wouldn’t worry about buying immediately. Instead of a round trip to London that will cost you extra money for a flight back to London and pretty much kill one of your days, look for a flight into London and home from Rome (or the opposite). I saw fares that were about $100 more, which is what you’ll spend for that flight back to London anyway once you add on transit to/from airports, baggage fees, etc..

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almost worrys me about the not gettin a round trip ticket… Ive never done anything like this before but im sure itll be ok…thanks for the info on the flights… ive been really nervous about prices…

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When you search for fares you just choose the multi-city option. Are you locked into August 25-Sept. 8 or can you be slightly flexible?

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To further clarify… augustin didn’t mean enter on a one-way ticket (if that’s what you understood). In fact, you can’t technically do that without a visa, or at least proof of onward travel out of that border zone within allowed number of days.

Kayak, Expedia, Orbitz etc. all have “multi-city” flight searches, also known as “open-jaw.” He’s right — it can save you a lot of backtrack time and expense.

With the places you listed, arriving London and return from Rome (or, reverse order) does seem to make sense for flights in this case.

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OH…… lol that makes more sence.. ok ill have to look it up.. honestly im kinda stuck with the dates because of work… Oh well, i think it will still be awsome and i just got my passport so now just savin for the plane tickets and im outta here!!!!

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I think the best way to see all the sites would be to take the eurotrain dont you guys think?? any other suguestions??? wouldnt that be cheaper too??

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For your itinerary, train is probably best and relatively cheap. Bus will be cheaper, but generally slower, less comfortable and less convenient. Rental car will be considerably more expensive for two of you. Sometimes flights are available that are cheaper than the train, but I’d only plan on flying the longer distances. I’d look for a cheap flight from Amsterdam to Milan. On second thought, I recommend skipping Milan (your trip is too rushed) and flying to Venice. If you don’t book an open jaw flight, you’ll definitely want to fly back to London — and cut at least one more city. See the New Users thread on this forum for info on finding the low fare airlines for Intra-Europe flights.

Does your 15 days include your TransAtlantic flights? If so, you only have 12 1/2 days in Europe.
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it does kinda.. Im really trying to leave the 24th in the evening but i have never experianced jet lag before so i really dont know if i will want to do anything when i get there on the first day… and thanks for the info on the flights.. im thinking ill fly from italy to london for our final days because our flight back to the states would leave from london…

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Day 1, your overnight flight. Arrive Day 2, jet-lagged, sleep-deprived and culture-shocked. Don’t PLAN a lot for day 2, but DO as much as you can, if you feel OK. Spend as much time outdoors in real air and real light as possible since you will have spent about 16 hours in a series of metal boxes ( car, airports, airplanes, bus/train/cab) breathing recycled air and in artificial light. Hyde/Kensington parks and possibly a quick jaunt to one of the museums nearby is a good plan for London. Day 15 will be entirely taken up with your flight home — almost all flights to North America leave in the AM. Day14 could easily be entirely devoted to getting back to London so definitely try for an open jaw flight to avoid this wasted day. At least 1/2 day (usually more like 3/4) will be lost in transit on each leg, so you really don’t have much time to see and do things in any of these cities….

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we completely re-did our trip to make it easier to see the things we wanted to see. goin to amsterdaw for 4 days then a quick flight to rome and staying in italy for the two weeks left of the trip…

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