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11. Posted by robmer (Full Member 105 posts) 1y

It appears that you have made up your mind to fly to San Diego. I can tell you that their is a lot to see in San Diego. You may miss some of your original plans to go to a few areas where weather could be a problem during the month of December. However, you could still make a road trip to Las Vegas from San Diego which shouldn't be a problem with weather conditions. It's not a bad trip and can be made in 5 - 6 hours. I've made this trip myself and found it to be very pleasant and stress free.

12. Posted by monaztarapore (Budding Member 5 posts) 1y

Hi all.....
Need help again guys
Since it is my sons graduation and dont know when we will return to the US i have gone overboard and booked business class tickets from India to the US.....Now have over shot my budget.....Have already spent 12 GRAND......

Now to travel from DC to San diego and back to NewArk need really cheap air tickets plus we plan to go to Chicago and Las vegas....Which airlines and what site should i check???
p.s...... dont laugh u guys

13. Posted by berner256 (Travel Guru 526 posts) 1y

If your son's commencement at the University of Maryland is Dec. 19-20, your best bet would be to travel to the West Coast in January, shortly after New Year's. Fares should be much lower than during the peak holiday travel season of Thanksgiving and Christmas. There is a limited window of opportunity the first two weeks of December, when fares dip some; but since you're visiting several places, that may be out of the question. Don't buy too early, or too late, otherwise you'll likely to pay more. Use search engines such as, Kayak, Skyscanner, etc., to help in your search. Consider the discount airlines, such as Southwest (you can only buy tickets on its Web site), JetBlue, Frontier and Spirit. The latter two have a reputation for charging for everything, so check out the fees before you purchase. On some routes, Delta Air Lines offers "basic" fares to compete. You also might want to consider flying from the Washington, D.C., area to Los Angeles, then rent a car to drive to San Diego (two hours away) and then to Las Vegas. With so many airlines flying into the Los Angeles area's airports, you might be able to grab a cheaper fare than flying to San Diego. If you're going to Vegas for the holidays, particularly New Year's, you're going to pay dearly for the experience. It will be quieter in January. From Vegas, you can catch flights to wherever you want to go. It might be less expensive if you flew extra early in the morning, or late at night, particularly Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Check it out. But if have to fly during the holidays, be prepared to open your wallet. Good luck!

14. Posted by monaztarapore (Budding Member 5 posts) 1y

Thank you berner256 For taking the time and giving us so many helpful tips......Will try and see the sites you have suggested......

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