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1. Posted by flynn17055 (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

Hello, I am going to Italy in late June. Should I buy tickets now ($1700) or wait to see if they become cheaper. Thanks.

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Quoting flynn17055

Hello, I am going to Italy in late June. Should I buy tickets now ($1700) or wait to see if they become cheaper. Thanks.

Holey Moley! I went in May and paid $999 CAN and thought it was a bit much. I don't know if you're from Canada or the U.S., but look for cheaper alternatives. Try Air Transat. Or Zoom to London or Paris and then take a low-fare carrier to Rome. There are also some cheap-ticket sites that can help (I can't remember them off the top of my head, but Google cheap tickets and see).

Good luck!

3. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

I find Skyscanner to be the best of the cheap airline sites - not so good for transatlantic maybe.

However, if you can get a cheap flight to the UK, you could fly on to Rome, Venice or Milan for about $100 return. Try Zoom, I just checked out their price from JFK to Gatwick and you could get the flight for about $650 including tax. So taking into account that you might have to spent $50 getting between airports in London, you could do the return trip for $800 that way.

4. Posted by kammiejoy (Budding Member 15 posts) 8y

I would also check out harefares.com for cheap flights in Europe. I have also used skyscanner but found that harefares often had more airlines listed. Keep in mind that the discount airlines often allow less luggage and do not have assigned seating. Also, if you do end up flying with two different carriers, make sure you leave a lot of time in between the two flights. On my last trip to Europe, our transatlantic flight to Heathrow was delayed for about 4 hours, causing us to miss our connecting flight out of Stansted. Of course the airline had no pity on us and we lost the flight with no reimbursement. Just something to be careful of.

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5. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 8y

Cheap fares across the Atlantic is off-season from NY, Boston, Wash. DC, etc for 550 USD per person. From LA, Las Vegas and SF fare is typically 900 to 1000 USD to Europe. 800 USD is the standard fare from most cities in the US.

From mid-June on however prices skyrocket, it is hard to find anything for under 1000 USD per person even from New York or Boston. Typical cheap fare from SF to Europe is 1400 USD at this time, though some bargains can sometimes be found at 1200 USD.

Play around with the dates and the airports a bit, you should be able to find something cheaper than 1700 USD per person.