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Cheap AIrfare From Boston to Grand Rapids where I'm meeting a friend

#1 User is offline   Shiggitay 

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 12:40 PM

Okay so I know that between Boston (where I live) and Grand Rapids technically isn't to Chicago area, but I'm trying to find some cheap plane tickets to get me to Grand Rapids, where I'll be meeting a friend, and they'll we'll drive out to Rosemont like that. I've gotten the same $277.20 from AirTran and Continental/United. Does anyone know of any fares cheaper than that? Anyone got any 'buddy passes' or the like to share? xD
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 01:48 PM

What about southwest? I always fly american myself and they always seem to be reasonably priced.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:23 PM

use kayak.com itll track all of the airlines and run your rates through the top outside sites at the same time
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:52 PM

View PostAlkaren Hyralt, on 13 February 2012 - 01:48 PM, said:

What about southwest? I always fly american myself and they always seem to be reasonably priced.


It's funny.. SouthWest actually sends me to AirTran.

As for Kayak, I dunno lol.

Anyway, I was actually thinking of going from Boston to Grand Rapids as a one way, and then do another one way from ORD or Midway back to Boston. It saves me like $55 and it saves my friend driving and getting up super fooking early to get me to the flight in time.. Hmm...

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:06 PM

View PostPurplegodess, on 13 February 2012 - 02:23 PM, said:

use kayak.com itll track all of the airlines and run your rates through the top outside sites at the same time


http://www.bing.com/travel/

is the one I use (formally farecast.com)
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:37 PM

View PostShiggitay, on 13 February 2012 - 02:52 PM, said:

It's funny.. SouthWest actually sends me to AirTran.

As for Kayak, I dunno lol.

Anyway, I was actually thinking of going from Boston to Grand Rapids as a one way, and then do another one way from ORD or Midway back to Boston. It saves me like $55 and it saves my friend driving and getting up super fooking early to get me to the flight in time.. Hmm...

Southwest bought Air Tran and is very slowly intergrating them. If it refers you to AirTran it meansthat the city you are flying from is a non intergrated city at this time.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:39 PM

View Postjsieczkar, on 13 February 2012 - 03:37 PM, said:

Southwest bought Air Tran and is very slowly intergrating them. If it refers you to AirTran it meansthat the city you are flying from is a non intergrated city at this time.


Interesting... I have a friend working for AirTran... Hmmm
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 06:03 PM

My family doesn't really have carrier loyalty, though that may change for myself after a good experience flying with Delta after another carrier royally screwed our family over.

I've flown Air Tran once, they were okay, though their route structure was horrible and routed nearly everything via Atlanta, though ironically, our return trip was Boston-Midway Chicago. Not sure what will happen with the merger, since I've heard some say Southwest is cheap and fun but others say it's mayhem.

As for ORD or Midway back to Boston, whatever's cheapest and whatever carrier has a time that works the best, IMO- not sure if I'd go with O'Hare's proximity and mayhem or Midway's distance but less likelihood for delays since there are a lot fewer planes to deal with...
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 06:17 PM

I always fly Southwest for low prices.
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:59 PM

View PostGoldeneyeuro, on 14 February 2012 - 06:03 PM, said:

My family doesn't really have carrier loyalty, though that may change for myself after a good experience flying with Delta after another carrier royally screwed our family over.

I've flown Air Tran once, they were okay, though their route structure was horrible and routed nearly everything via Atlanta, though ironically, our return trip was Boston-Midway Chicago. Not sure what will happen with the merger, since I've heard some say Southwest is cheap and fun but others say it's mayhem.

As for ORD or Midway back to Boston, whatever's cheapest and whatever carrier has a time that works the best, IMO- not sure if I'd go with O'Hare's proximity and mayhem or Midway's distance but less likelihood for delays since there are a lot fewer planes to deal with...

KMDW delays are actually worse then KORD. On a good weather day KORD has an acceptance rate of 120 an hour during bad weather (depending on the wind) it at worst will go down to 90. KMDW's acceptance rate on a good weather day is around 30 on a bad weather day it turns into a one runway operation and it can drop into the low teens.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:34 PM

If you're a student (I think it might only apply to college students, though), then I would suggest looking at Student Universe. They have pretty good discounts on airline tickets, but like I said, you have to be a student at the time you're buying the ticket.
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 08:57 AM

If you have a rewards membership you can always use those points to reduce or get free service on airlines, but it depends on the membership/etc. Or you can just use the card on discount days in certain areas.
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