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Janky
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Buying plane tickets
I will need 4 tickets to Orlando in January. Are there any tricks to getting the best pricing? Are certain times better than others to buy tickets? Thanks.


CaptainJ47
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re: Buying plane tickets
Is it for a holiday period? Best thing to do is setup a flight tracker on Kayak or Google Flights and when the price is something you can live with pull the trigger.


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LSUfan4444
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re: Buying plane tickets
Right now southwest from New Orleans to Orlando is as cheap as I've seen it in 10+ years. Pretty easy to find direct flights for around $200/person.


Janky
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re: Buying plane tickets
The cheapest we found on SW was almost $300/person. $90 to go but $200 to return. We can fly out of Lafayette for around $1500 on united. Once you factor gas, parking and possibly a night in a hotel the savings is minimal.

How does this google flights work?


jordan21210
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re: Buying plane tickets
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Right now southwest from New Orleans to Orlando is as cheap as I've seen it in 10+ years. Pretty easy to find direct flights for around $200/person.


Spirit has Houston to Orlando nonstop for $119 roundtrip, August - November right now. Very cheap. Don't think the New Orleans flight is much more.

ETA: Just checked. MSY to MCO is cheaper than Houston. Spirit has deals for $100 roundtrip New Orleans to Orlando through November. $160ish through January.
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CuseTiger
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re: Buying plane tickets
What are your dates? I'll take a look

I'd suggest allegiant into SFB if their dates work or frontier or spirit or southwest... You've got a lot of options, it should be around $200 total. Might also be cheaper to book two one-ways
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Janky
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re: Buying plane tickets
01/27/18-2/2/18. Thanks.

ETA: I live in Lafayette and will be traveling with two small kids so early flights are tough.
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CuseTiger
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re: Buying plane tickets
We're still a good ways out so the prices may not be all that good for now. Seriously consider two one-ways on different airlines.

The one-way on spirit there on 1/27 leaves at 810am and is $80/person. Timing is not great so i'd go with southwest. $77 for a nonstop leaving at 9:35am or 5:15pm.

On the return on 2/2, theres a nonstop from orlando sanford airport on allegiant for $65/person at 5:15pm, into nola at 6:15pm. Otherwise spirit has a nonstop from MCO at 11:40am gets into nola at 12:15pm for $80/person.

In summary, I'd go ahead and at least book the southwest one-way flights msy-mco now if those work for you. Get the free luggage, timing is pretty good, and $77 for a one-way isnt bad. On the return, if you can get to samford airport the allegiant flight looks good but you'll have to pay for your luggage and seats


Janky
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re: Buying plane tickets
Thanks.


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highcotton2
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re: Buying plane tickets
Get the Hopper app. Put in your dates and they will text you updates on prices.
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Janky
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Thanks


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gptigerfan
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Check allegiant out of Gulfport. They have some $60-70 rt fares depending on dates


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TigerAlum1982
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re: Buying plane tickets
Doesn't always work, but I'm going to Denver the end of August and got best rates booking one way trips. United from MSY going for $98 (nonstop) and returning on American (1 stop) to MSY for $111. Bought them yesterday. This is for Labor Day weekend.


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