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#11 kerryjbrown

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    Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:31 PM

    We are having the same issue. Typically LAX to SJD is $300 (most is #350). I booked Xmas site visit today it was 800 so I went San Diego for $630. OUCH. So far, April is looking at about $530....people are already commenting on it and they are going to wait but I am afraid they will just go up.

    #12 Cabo OR Bust

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      Posted 23 July 2008 - 05:56 PM

      My whole family is from LA and they were waiting as well. I was looking non-stop everyday and the prices were at 500-700 with multiple stops. I checked American Airlines who flies direct from LAX to Cabo, but there's a trick to booking (I found out the hard way).

      1) BOOK ON A WEDNESDAY. That's when all major airlines have cheaper rates for the week.

      2) When you go on the site, Airline Tickets and Airline Reservations from American Airlines | AA.com, instead of going directly to "book a flight", on the left hand side there are tabs. Click on the one that says "Net SAAvers & Special offers", then click on "fare sales". Put in the city to and from, then it will bring up their sale rate. Then I added my 10% group discount** and bought my parents' tickets from LAX to Cabo for $352 for a straight flight!!! OMG I was SO relieved I even bought my sister one just to make sure they booked!! This was just last week. Today, it went down to $339. I called to see if they would do a rate adjustment, but they said they'd charge a $150 change fee (uh, no thanks!). Hope that helps anyone who is still needing to book from LAX.

      **When you have a group coming from one area, call the airline group rate and they will set you up with a 10% discount.

      #13 godaloveme

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        Posted 23 July 2008 - 11:58 PM

        American Airlines Has some really good deals on right now i just booked for me and the fi for oct 28 seattle to pv $602.oo return for the both of us after taxes !!! I have to drive an exta 3 hour to get to seattle (usally fly out of vancouver) but well worth it for the money we saved !!!

        #14 evtalbot

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          Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:13 AM

          Wow that sounds like a great deal with American Airlines! I was doing a ton of research online and I was really mad that American Airlines was charging almost $275 extra in taxes and fees for a $500 flight to Puerto Vallarta. It was WAY more than other airlines!!!!!!! You have to watch out for those hidden fees.

          #15 Jacilynda

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            Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:36 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Cabo OR Bust
            My whole family is from LA and they were waiting as well. I was looking non-stop everyday and the prices were at 500-700 with multiple stops. I checked American Airlines who flies direct from LAX to Cabo, but there's a trick to booking (I found out the hard way).

            1) BOOK ON A WEDNESDAY. That's when all major airlines have cheaper rates for the week.

            2) When you go on the site, Airline Tickets and Airline Reservations from American Airlines | AA.com, instead of going directly to "book a flight", on the left hand side there are tabs. Click on the one that says "Net SAAvers & Special offers", then click on "fare sales". Put in the city to and from, then it will bring up their sale rate. Then I added my 10% group discount** and bought my parents' tickets from LAX to Cabo for $352 for a straight flight!!! OMG I was SO relieved I even bought my sister one just to make sure they booked!! This was just last week. Today, it went down to $339. I called to see if they would do a rate adjustment, but they said they'd charge a $150 change fee (uh, no thanks!). Hope that helps anyone who is still needing to book from LAX.

            **When you have a group coming from one area, call the airline group rate and they will set you up with a 10% discount.
            Thanks so much!!! This is great. The closet airport around here that has AA is in SLC (6.5 hours away). I have a lot of friends who still work for the airlines and was able to get buddy passes to slc for $60 and then booked AA to Cancun for $347!

            #16 kerryjbrown

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              Posted 24 July 2008 - 10:10 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Cabo OR Bust
              My whole family is from LA and they were waiting as well. I was looking non-stop everyday and the prices were at 500-700 with multiple stops. I checked American Airlines who flies direct from LAX to Cabo, but there's a trick to booking (I found out the hard way).

              1) BOOK ON A WEDNESDAY. That's when all major airlines have cheaper rates for the week.

              2) When you go on the site, Airline Tickets and Airline Reservations from American Airlines | AA.com, instead of going directly to "book a flight", on the left hand side there are tabs. Click on the one that says "Net SAAvers & Special offers", then click on "fare sales". Put in the city to and from, then it will bring up their sale rate. Then I added my 10% group discount** and bought my parents' tickets from LAX to Cabo for $352 for a straight flight!!! OMG I was SO relieved I even bought my sister one just to make sure they booked!! This was just last week. Today, it went down to $339. I called to see if they would do a rate adjustment, but they said they'd charge a $150 change fee (uh, no thanks!). Hope that helps anyone who is still needing to book from LAX.

              **When you have a group coming from one area, call the airline group rate and they will set you up with a 10% discount.
              This is FANTASTIC! Unfortunately it only has them until 12/10 but for those of you that have not bought yet, i found it this morning LAX to SJD before 12/10 for $262....wow, cheapest I have seen in 2 mos!

              #17 Cabo OR Bust

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                Posted 24 July 2008 - 12:36 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Jacilynda
                Thanks so much!!! This is great. The closet airport around here that has AA is in SLC (6.5 hours away). I have a lot of friends who still work for the airlines and was able to get buddy passes to slc for $60 and then booked AA to Cancun for $347!
                Yay! I'm so glad you got it for a decent price!




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