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Charlotte, NC question

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Drewdog, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. Drewdog

    Drewdog Contributing Member

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    I am trying to go visit a friend of mine out there and have been looking at weekend trips in August. I even tried going on a Thursday through Monday, but the cheapest fares on cheap tickets, orbitz, expedia, and travelocity all range between $400 - $800!!!! :eek:

    What gives? Why the hell is it so damn expensive to fly there?!?!?!?
     
  2. giddyup

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    I fly out of Greensboro (1 and 1/2 hours from Charlotte) to Houston on Continental and with 2-3 weeks lead time and a Saturday night stayover, I can usually get a ticket for about $220. I just did it in April.

    And it's a direct, non-stop flight, too.

    Go to Continental.com and check them out.
     
  3. Jeff

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    You might consider flying into a location close by. Atlanta is about 3 hours from there and there are places near like Columbia, SC and even Raleigh/Durham, NC.

    I visited Richmond, Virginia years ago and found it was much cheaper to fly to Washington, DC (about 1 1/2 hours north of there).
     
  4. Drewdog

    Drewdog Contributing Member

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    Greensboro sounds reasonable at 1.5 hours away. I just dont see why Charlotte is so expensive.... makes no sense to me.

    My friend is on limited time and I really didnt want to inconvenience him to drive to get me in Greensboro or Raleigh...

    I'll keep looking.
     
  5. Manny Ramirez

    Manny Ramirez The Music Man

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    Did you try Southwest? They always seem to have cheap rates.
     
  6. Rocketman95

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    Dunno if SWA flies there.

    ATA from DFW I found for $315.
     
  7. HtownRocks3

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    That's strange. I was about to suggest orbitz but now see you've tried that. I'm trying to take a flight to Raleigh for the end of July and found some on orbitz for $208 with United Airlines.

    Good luck man.
     
    #7 HtownRocks3, Jun 25, 2003
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