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You can't. At any point a new deal could come out. And these aren't entirely predictable either - demand to some extent is predictable, but all you need is a 'random' event - a sudden football final in an unexpected location, for example, to drive air traffic and crowds. Kayak has recently tried to predict, and they have a 'prediction' algorithm, that's ...


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No. To go between France and the UK by train, you need to cross the Channel Tunnel. Only three types of trains cross the Channel tunnel: Eurostar high-speed trains carrying passengers Eurotunnel shuttles carrying vehicles Freight trains The Tunnel will soon open to competition, but the other competitors are likely to be high-speed trains heading to other ...


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Have a look at ExpertFlyer, their premium subscription plan offers the following features: Airfare prices are available in the currency of your choice Shows all published airfare prices between two cities Airfare prices displayed for one-way, round-trip and Around The World (RTW) fares Shows both booking class and fare basis code Specify a ...


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The closest I have seen to what you are looking for is through Kayak. Based on certain criteria that it determines, tickets with multiple legs can have different booking classes. For instance, the below Delta flight YOW-LHR-YOW has a total of 4 legs each of which can be booked in either Economy or Business. The Details tab You then move to the Fares tab ...


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All depends on the contract between the reseller and the airline. Without knowing the details about those contracts, it's impossible to say anything whatsoever. And remember that the price a reseller pays to the airline is often considerably less than the price they charge you, the end user. That's their profit. So they're often quite capable of offering ...


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Kayak provides a little "price trend" graph that includes advice on whether to buy or wait, and their confidence. This applies to both domestic US and international flights, but not all flights. This is the closest thing I've found to knowing the rock bottom real price.


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You can use a combination of "classical" trains and ferry. Take a local train from Lille to Calais. Walk or take a taxi to the ferry terminal. Cross the channel by ferry to Dover. Take a bus from the ferry terminal to the train station. Take a train to London (plenty of options). A detailed description with up-to date information is available here: ...


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I think the answer is the 4th of july. If you check for airfares to Frankfurt, Manchester, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, or even Tokyo. You'll see the same pattern, of sudden high fares in that period. Americans apparently like to leave the country during their independence day. Check one week before and one week later and suddenly the prices are lower.


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I don't think you can know the cheapest price for a given trip unless you know how airfare works. You need to know that in advance to come up with the average cheapest possible price then compare it with the listed prices in various sites. This knowledge is not as easy as it sounds, there are dozens of things to learn. Anyway, even if you have this ...


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Fare class is one, but far from the only, determinant of whether a ticket is upgradeable. You must also factor in the type of upgrade instrument you want to use your frequent flyer elite status whether one or more segments is a codeshare upgrade restrictions imposed on certain routes, aircraft, or travel dates restrictions written into the individual ...


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Given that you are looking to upgrade a flight on an airline other than the one you have status with, what you are referring to is a Star Alliance Upgrade. These upgrades are generally only available on very expensive fares - on most airlines (including United) they are only available on "B" and "Y" fares, which are the two highest level of Economy fares. ...


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A regular Oyster card requires a £5 deposit which is refundable if you hand the card back. It has to be bought in London or ordered to a UK residential address. A visitor Oyster card can be bought in various locations outside London or delivered internationally. There is a £3 non-refundable charge (plus delivery if applicable). Both cards give access to ...


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The reason why you're seeing exorbitant rates on one-way tickets is because most one-way ticket buyers are businessmen who are price-insensitive. The reasonable approach (employed by many businessmen as well) is to buy a return ticket and throwaway the other leg. This is called throwaway ticketing. A return flight in September on the PPT-IPC route comes out ...


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Basically it boils down to the fact that Eurostar can move you between Paris and London, whereas TGV cannot. It's not about the “extra cost” of Eurostar versus TGV or what Eurostar comfort is worth as this is not a choice available to anybody. Speculating a bit, there are many things that might contribute to make Eurostar expensive: Use rights for the ...


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This blog post on the Capitaine Train site explains that to get the cheapest fares on Thalys and many other European carriers, you need to book well in advance. In the case of Thalys, their booking window opens 90 days before the date of travel, so most of the cheapest fares will be snapped up early in that window. If you only find a need to travel, say, a ...


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If you have a vehicle, you can use the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle. (onboard, source) Passenger vehicles are carried in a car shuttle train, made up of closed wagons. You can get out and walk along inside, and there are bathrooms, but otherwise it's fairly basic. Prices start at £23 each way


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In fact there is no direct contract between the airline and the travel agent (lastminute or other opaque booking site are also travel agents) regarding the price of flights. Both have an agreement with a so-called GDS (Global Distribution System). It is not clear what exact terms of contract they use but overall a GDS connects with an airline to sell its ...


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If you search on ITA Matrix and under advanced options uncheck Only show flights and prices with available seats, you will get a good idea of the cheapest possible fare. It will show all possible tickets even if they haven't been released yet or have all been bought. Unfortunately though, it does not include some budget airlines, e.g. Ryanair.


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And define "cheapest". What exactly is "cheapest" for you? If I can get a flight on a route where the average ticket takes 1 hour but the cheapest is $10 lower and takes 3 hours, do you consider that cheaper? I wouldn't, I value my time at more than $5 an hour. Someone else might. And if I'm flying to London, I'm factoring in the transit fees from the ...


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Unlimited? Yes, but different from what you are thinking. When reading the link you gave us with information about Any Belgian Station tickets, it says: Any Belgian Station tickets are valid on Eurostar trains to Brussels, and then on any suitable connecting train service from Brussels to Belgian destinations, as long as you complete your journey within ...


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It's most likely because of the number of flights out of Detroit. If budget is a bigger concern then time, you can probably book DTW-YYZ, then use a charter like Air Transat or Canadian Affair. You'll probably get there for ~$1k. Bonus if the USD is still 10% stronger than the Canadian :-)


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If you were willing to drive the 4 hours to YYZ (Toronto) you can get one stop for $13xx USD or so, but nonstop flights are still pretty pricey. It's definitely high season. At least the airport is on the favorable side of the city for someone coming from Detroit.


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Usually airlines and such companies have an agreement between each other. The real cost of ticket is lower that price you buy at airlines. This difference is a profit of airline company. Airline company may give a right to sell tickets to other companies like Tui.com and so on. Tui may add some additional cost to real price of ticket. But this additional ...


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Check the transit system website it has been fully updated. You have all fares in each line page, plus a route planner (accessible from "home" page or "find your route" page). This website also works for Menorca island.



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