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American Airlines Fare Sale

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by OSUcowboyinSPFD, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. OSUcowboyinSPFD

    OSUcowboyinSPFD Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Springfield,MO
    118
    0
    I just received an email that AA is having a fare sale. The purchase must be made by 7/31 and travel by 12/10. CUN is as low as $110 one way, and CZM is as low as $169. Might check it out.
     
  2. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Santa Catalina Island, CA
    22,823
    6,027
    From what airport/city?
     
  3. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Austin, TX, USA
    11,379
    4,519
    "As low as", eh? Look out for those taxes, surcharges, etc.
     
  4. diverkun

    diverkun Registered

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Balmain NSW by way of Sheung Wan, Hong Kong and Ch
    69
    4
    the CZM fare at $167 is probably from Cancun :cwmddd:

    plus the fares are each way and do not include fees - so you are looking at a minimum of about $450 RT/pp if you can find the $167 fare.

    I checked through December for Chicago, the lowest ORD-CZM fare I came up with was still about $700
     
  5. parrotheaddiver

    parrotheaddiver Contributor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Southeast of Disorder...and San Marcos, Texas
    2,924
    84
    Here is the link Net SAAver & Special Offers -

    From Austin TX $670.10 that is about what it has been running for the dates I have been tracking...I couldn't find it for any less
     
  6. In10se

    In10se Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Austin Tx
    451
    7
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    Have you booked your autumn vacation yet? Now is the perfect time to start planning – with fares to Mexico and the Caribbean! Whether you prefer relaxation or adventure, you are sure to find your perfect getaway in addition to great savings. Purchase your ticket by July 31, 2008, and travel between September 2 and December 10, 2008, to enjoy these low fares!

    Sample fares shown are each way, based on round-trip purchase and are just a few of the many great fares available from select cities throughout the U.S. to fantastic destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean. Sale fares are also available for travel originating in Mexico and the Caribbean.


    Freeport, Bahamas Starting At $69* Each Way

    Port of Spain, Trinidad Starting At $76* Each Way

    Montego Bay, Jamaica Starting At $87* Each Way


    Kingston, Jamaica Starting At $89* Each Way

    Providenciales, Turks and Caico Starting At $99* Each Way

    Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands Starting At $101* Each Way


    Cancun, Mexico Starting At $111* Each Way

    Bermuda, Bermuda Starting At $123* Each Way

    St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles Starting At $123* Each Way


    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Starting At $131* Each Way

    Mexico City, Mexico Starting At $137* Each Way

    Aruba, Aruba Starting At $143* Each Way


    Barbados, Barbados Starting At $150* Each Way

    Los Cabos, Mexico Starting At $159* Each Way

    Cozumel, Mexico Starting At $167* Each Way
     
  7. diveborg

    diveborg Guest

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Oregon
    1,254
    0
    The down side to these "lower" fares is that you have to fly American Airlines. That means $15 for the first bag and $25 for the second bag EACH WAY.
     
  8. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Austin, TX, USA
    11,379
    4,519
    etc.

    This kind of stuff really gets my back up. It is, at the very least, a blatant deception. A one way fare "starting at $99" is utterly meaningless. When you try to book it, with taxes, fees, surcharges, and assorted other blsht, your flight will cost $600. Look up "bait and switch", and this is the kind of thing you will find as examples.
     
  9. OSUcowboyinSPFD

    OSUcowboyinSPFD Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Springfield,MO
    118
    0
    Well, now I feel ashamed for having posted this. I didn't say that it was a cheaper fare, I just thought everyone might want to check it out for themselves. However, I do agree with GGunn, it is a pain in the toucus to budget a trip with all these extra charges, etc. Something makes me think it is only going to get worse in the near future.

    If someone sees a fare sale, please do post it. It is worth 20 minutes of my day to check it out, even if it is a bad deal.

    Thanks,
    Jeff
     
  10. scubawife

    scubawife Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: NY
    2,505
    137
    There are seats at the "starting from" prices, even if they are just a few on select flights and dates. Yes, it's a bit deceptive, but they aren't saying "150 seats available for $xx on every flight."

    I've found SideStep to be a great site for price searching. Cheap Flights, Cheap Hotels, Cheap Airfare, Airline Tickets, Travel Deals - SideStep One thing I really like about it is that it shows fares with the taxes and fees included so you the price you see is what you'll pay. It lists all the results and provides a link to the booking site where it was found.
     

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