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Need help with flight - From Asia into USA

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1. Posted by patjk (Budding Member, 35 posts) 2 Apr '13 04:53

patjk has indicated that this thread is about Bangkok

In mid-late July, until early August (after the 5th), I want to do a trip from Asia to the USA. Ideally, I want to go from Bangkok to Denver, Colorado or to Las Vegas, NV. But if I can find a cheaper way in, I'd go that route.

Ideally I'd fly into Las Vegas between the 22nd and 25th, and leave out of Denver, Colorado August 9th or later back to Bangkok. I've looked RT flights inot Vegas and RT into Denver, and the cheapest is in the $1,500 range.

Can someone please help me find a cheaper flight? I am under 26, and from the US. I've been using kayak.com, skyscanner.com, and expedia.com with no luck in finding something cheaper during this time of the year.

Thanks in advance, I really appreciate your time and effort!

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru, 1934 posts) 2 Apr '13 10:54

You're not going to find anything cheaper than 1500. (just too much demand in the peak summer travel period)

look at China Southern Airlines or go to a local travel agent in Bangkok (the cheapest route is normally BKK-LAX-BKK)

3. Posted by patjk (Budding Member, 35 posts) 3 Apr '13 00:59

Thanks for the info.

My buddy traveled from Seattle to BKK RT for $1,200 in early January, which is peak tourism here and often peak travel around the world, so I suspect it could drop well below $1,500. His gf also bought a flight 1 week in advance RT out of JFK in Feb. for $1,400 (I know that isn't peak by any means, but 1 week in advance).

Another idea is standby: do you know how exactly I go about standby? How do I get through security w/o a boarding pass?

Thanks again!

4. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator, 1839 posts) 3 Apr '13 13:52

Why does it have to be during the absolutely peak season--are you nuts?

If you were to book even in mid-June you could get to Seattle RT via Vancouver with a bus for the last 50 miles for about $1100 or so? But to have to travel in late July to early August will cost you the $1,500. Next time pick a different time to come--oh, and I should mention that the weather is much better in the USA in mid-June than in July and August, when it will be way to hot in most of the country.

5. Posted by patjk (Budding Member, 35 posts) 3 Apr '13 22:32

I am from the US, lived in the US for 20+ years. The timing is due to an event on late July, and a family reunion in early August. I know it hasn't worked out favorably in terms of traveling there, but I can't change that fact. Cheers for your info!

6. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru, 1934 posts) 4 Apr '13 12:36

Quoting patjk

Another idea is standby: do you know how exactly I go about standby? How do I get through security w/o a boarding pass?

Thanks again!

Those days of standby travel are gone, sorry. Today the airlines are much more efficient about filling their seats with the help of computers connected to the complex travel networks - empty seats today are quite rare.