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Postby Guest on Tue Oct 12, 2004 12:54 pm

anyone know where I'd get the best price for a flight to San Francisco from anywhere in the UK in May next year? Quite expensive the places/sites I've looked. Cheers
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Postby Guest on Tue Oct 12, 2004 6:19 pm

www.cheapflights.co.uk - good general info and price guide
www.aboutflights.co.uk - cheapest i've come across also tells seat availability
www.expedia.co.uk - they sometimes have some special offers

hope this is ok

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Postby Jimmer on Tue Oct 12, 2004 7:36 pm

This is my specialist subject, as have just booked to go to New York, and in the last 18months have sorted out cheap trips to California and Florida.

The trick for cheap flights is....

1. Start with the airlines direct - BA & Virgin usually cheap.
2. Phone all of the travel companies out the back of the paper (travelbag & dialaflight always done well for me). And argue with them, becuase they tend to only look at BA flights unless pushed.
3. Lie about a better quote you've received. If pushed to prove say "well I might as well just book it with them"
4. When I went to California (flew to LA mind) I saved £140 by flying in the last day of April, rather than the first day of May. It seems to be one of those times they just put the flights up. Bit of flexibility goes a long way.

And thats it.

In my opinion San Francisco is the second best city I have been to, behind Bristol, so have a brilliant time.
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Postby Guest on Tue Oct 12, 2004 8:18 pm

Cheers guys- I've been to both San Francisco and Bristol fairly recently and they are both great places. Funnily enough, Clifton kind of reminded me of the Haight area when I was there but I can't really say why.

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Postby Devotchik on Tue Oct 12, 2004 8:23 pm

Does anyone have experience about booking a weekend in Amsterdam? Me and the girls are thinking of going away there for a fun girls-only weekend in Feb.. Any hints of where to look around for cheap flights, best accomodation (sp?), places to stay, etc.. :D
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Postby Jimmer on Tue Oct 12, 2004 8:38 pm

Never been to Amsterdam, but that is surely an easyjet / ryanair kind of a trip, then hotel from Octopus.com.

Clifton is great but full of tossers (mainly super rich students). Best bits of Bristol are Redland and Bishopston. Feckin ace place to live.
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Postby Guest on Tue Oct 12, 2004 9:51 pm

I was thinking about going to bed. CSI's finished. I'd seen it before anyway. I was planning to go into the kitchen with my slippers on because the floor is cold. Put the heating on timer for the morning. Get a drink of water and maybe a Dunnocks choco teacake left over from the kids' birthday parties. Then up and under the duvet after a piss and a shave, and brace myself for the return of the Mrs. Curry night, and you know what that entails. She'll come in breathing paneer and peas all over me. Fingers glowing in the dark with the sunset yellow. Don't worry about me as you go swanning around the place. I'll be fine. :|
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Postby Boring Man 1 on Tue Oct 12, 2004 9:52 pm

Bollocks. Keep logging out by mistake. Night John Boy.
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Postby Guest on Wed Oct 13, 2004 8:41 am

I used ebookers.com and got my continental flights to San Francisco from Edinburgh for just under £500.
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Postby siobhan's dad on Wed Oct 13, 2004 9:31 am

Tat wrote:Does anyone have experience about booking a weekend in Amsterdam? Me and the girls are thinking of going away there for a fun girls-only weekend in Feb.. Any hints of where to look around for cheap flights, best accomodation (sp?), places to stay, etc.. :D


I booked a flight with BA to Amsterdam for next Thursday £75.50 rtn which was cheaper than easyJet. However as it looks unlikely I'll get a ticket for the Feyenoord-Hearts game I'm wishing I hadn't now.
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Postby jodyqq on Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:02 pm

try www.opodo.co.uk

I got a flight to ne wyork for halloween for 270 quid, pretty good


expedia are very good too.

generally you wont beat them

san francisco is my fave city--beautiful, laidback, good nightlife, quite European in some respects, cops are very low key, magnificent sights, unbeatable chinese restaurants, the best/cheapest virgin megastore in the world.... 8)
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Postby aly on Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:12 pm

jodyqq wrote:try www.opodo.co.uk

I got a flight to ne wyork for halloween for 270 quid, pretty good


expedia are very good too.

generally you wont beat them

san francisco is my fave city--beautiful, laidback, good nightlife, quite European in some respects, cops are very low key, magnificent sights, unbeatable chinese restaurants, the best/cheapest virgin megastore in the world.... 8)


Amoeba records in Haight Ashbury is even cheaper than Virgin. It also has a second hand section which is unlike any other i have seen. It's set out properly and has loads of newish stuff in it. I got stuff like J Mascis & The Fog, Isobelle Cambell and Interpols previous backlist for $7.99 each. In total I spent about $160 on music and reckon it would have cost over £300 if bought in Britain. Fantastic city as well. I got my flights through ebookers.com. I noticed that the taxes are cheaper if you use an American airline by the way.
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Postby Guest on Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:21 pm

aly wrote:


Amoeba records in Haight Ashbury is even cheaper than Virgin. It also has a second hand section which is unlike any other i have seen. It's set out properly and has loads of newish stuff in it. I got stuff like J Mascis & The Fog, Isobelle Cambell and Interpols previous backlist for $7.99 each. In total I spent about $160 on music and reckon it would have cost over £300 if bought in Britain. Fantastic city as well. I got my flights through ebookers.com. I noticed that the taxes are cheaper if you use an American airline by the way.[/quote]

Should have mentioned Amoeba

one of the best shops Ive ever been in

i prefer the L.A. one though for some reason(( newer??)
spent loads between both last summer.......
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Postby aly on Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:24 pm

Anonymous wrote:
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Amoeba records in Haight Ashbury is even cheaper than Virgin. It also has a second hand section which is unlike any other i have seen. It's set out properly and has loads of newish stuff in it. I got stuff like J Mascis & The Fog, Isobelle Cambell and Interpols previous backlist for $7.99 each. In total I spent about $160 on music and reckon it would have cost over £300 if bought in Britain. Fantastic city as well. I got my flights through ebookers.com. I noticed that the taxes are cheaper if you use an American airline by the way.


Should have mentioned Amoeba

one of the best shops Ive ever been in

i prefer the L.A. one though for some reason(( newer??)
spent loads between both last summer.......[/quote]

I know what you mean, went to both and for easy to get stuff LA had more but SF had more unusual stuff in the 2nd hand bit Like Shanti project collection 3 with the Mighty Strap on it for $7.99. I only felt slightly guilty at buying up Scottish/UK stuff and denying the good people of California the pleasure. :wink:
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Postby chocolate creme on Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:31 pm

flynow.com has always been good for me when I've been going the SE Asia and New York.
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