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Airlines tend to charge full fare for last minute bookings, rather than discounting it to try and fill one more seat. The stereotypical last minute booking is from a business person, who has to be there and is flying on someone else's dime, hence doesn't mind paying whatever is asked. So there is no real motivation to discount the fares. The number of ...


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According to cheapair.com, the price starts to skyrocket 30 days before the departure date. Quoting it, [Within 29 days] the increase began to accelerate and once you were within 14 days the fares really shot up dramatically. Their graph:


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As a whole airfares do not increase, rather available fare classes sell out or become invalid. On average, a economy section can have 4 to 8 fare classes available, with a limited number of spaces available in each class. As the cheaper spaces get sold, then the reservation system shows the next higher fare that is still available. In years past, a fair ...


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I am afraid the answer is going to be “it depends”. With low cost airlines at least, the increase is gradual and it's not uncommon to see markedly lower prices for flights at inconvenient times. So a ticket on such a flight might still be available at a given price a week out whereas similar tickets for a more attractive flight on the same day disappeared a ...


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Amsnag is what you want. Note that for most Amtrak routes, especially the long distance ones, the base fares are relatively static from one day to the next - they will go up over time though as the cheapest tickets sell out. However the cost of bedroom accommodation can be 50% or even 100% higher from one day to another. On the commuter routes such as the ...


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I do not know Bulgaria well but I can tell you where you should look at for this kind of outdoor stuff. Karaköy is the best neighbourhood for buying outdoor and camping gear. You can find famous brands for good prices and average equipment for less. There are tens of outdoor shops there. Do not forget to negotiate the prices since there is at least 30% ...


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www.klickbus.de offers cheap tickets from Munich to Berlin. I booked there my trip to the Oktoberfest last week. Price was something like 20€


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Mustang is essentially a suburb of Oklahoma City, the biggest city in the state (half million in population or so). Spending wise you will find the state to be cheaper overall compared to costs in Canada, but not by a huge amount. I would budget based on what things cost you visiting a big city in Canada and be happy having a few dollars left at trip's ...


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Quite apart from there not being many (if any) discount fares to be had at such short notice at the airport, asking for a random next flight out with seats available is likely going to ring some alarm bells and get airport security (and possibly police) called in while you're asked to wait "while we check what we have available". What's the most likely ...


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For once, I think it's possible to give a general opinion. EUR 860 is slightly over the level of welfare benefits (revenu d'intégration) and it's lower than the minimal wage for full-time work (between EUR 1000 and EUR 1400 depending on age). Median (after-tax) wage is EUR 1800. But rent is a big item so your allowance should provide a comfortable income if ...


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Expatriates mentions 1year+ and it seems possible your sojourn might be a lot less than that. You exclude rent, which may be one of the key differences between a long-term and a short-term visit. You also mention you would be a student so maybe Clothes and Personal Care would be low priority, as often the case for travellers in general. So I think your ...


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For the cheapest way avoid the 747 and private buses. Get either the 16 or the 41 to the city centre (costs €3.05; paid to the driver). From Terminal 1 walk out the main exit from Arrivals cross the road and walk through the car park atrium. You'll find the bus stop on the other side. Get off the bus at O'Connell Street in the city centre. It's a wide ...


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When leaving JFK, get the free Airtrain shuttle to the Lefferts Blvd station stop then get off and get the Q10 bus to Ozone Park Lefferts Blvd subway station where you can get the A train to the city. Transfers are free between bus and subway when you use a metro card. Do the reverse to get to the airport.


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Technically there's a $0.00 free-fare zone on the light rail train in Minneapolis as well as the tramway network in Tallinn, if you consider either of those a metro. Several metros aren't on PriceOfTravel.com list, but are just as cheap: $0.12 Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (1.50 UAH) $0.15 Kiev, Ukraine (2.00 UAH) $0.15 Kharkov, Ukraine (2.00 UAH) $0.24 ...



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