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Old October 3rd, 2004, 02:02 PM
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Default Looking For Best Air & Sea Packages

Hello all!
First time poster.

I am looking for the best air and cruise packages.
ANyone have a site recommendation on where they can be found?

I find the flights sometimes cost us more than the cruise itself! lol

Thanks for your help
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Old October 3rd, 2004, 02:59 PM
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I tend to use My Q.I.X.O. for air searches. Money Magazine has done studies and they consistantly are cheaper than other airfare search engines.

Post your cruise needs here at Cruisemates and several T.A.s will give you very competitive bids on your cruise. The only downfall by booking your own air is timing. Allow extra time so you won't be late for your cruise, especially if the flights are international. In that case I'd fly in a day or so prior just in case of delays.

Packages with air are usually more expensive unless there is a special air-inclusive promotion on the part of the cruise line.
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Old October 3rd, 2004, 03:30 PM
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Thanks Chuck!

May I ask what My Q.I.X.O is? :-)
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Old October 3rd, 2004, 03:49 PM
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It is an airfare search engine that searches hundreds of possible flights on all major carriers all at one time. It takes a couple of minutes for the search but they have come in less expensive in almost every case in my experience.

I usually do a search with them and then verify that they are the least expensive by doing a few other checks. I almost always come back to My Q.I.X.O. I like that you can pick the exact flight that fits your needs because they display all of the least expensive possibilities.
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Old October 3rd, 2004, 04:17 PM
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Default Re: Looking For Best Air & Sea Packages

Hi Love,
Another possibility, find a good cruise and you can do the air part of it yourself. If you do an air/cruise package, you can't pick the airline/flights, you just get what they give you unless you add on an air deviation.

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Old October 4th, 2004, 08:20 AM
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We purchased airfare to New Orleans for a total of 345. I just checked QIXO and their cheapest was 198 pp. We bought ours through Orbitz and saved a little bit.

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Old October 4th, 2004, 10:22 AM
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Thanks to everyone for your suggestions!
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