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International airfare is at it can vary by distance, the time of year, the advance purchase of tickets, the number of competing flights and the type of airline. Overall, many prices are going up, especially with increased demand and higher fuel costs.

Below are tips we've compiled to help you find the best deals for low-cost international airfare.

 
Discounts:
  • First, compare the major travel booking sites, especially Expedia and Orbitz.
  • Check the specials and last-minute deals for major US carriers. For example, United Airlines lists weekly specials to select international destinations at substantial discounts.
  • Check directly with the international carriers that specialize in that region. For example, if you are going to Europe, try checking directly British Airways, Air France, and KLM/Northwest. If you are traveling to Asia, try the highly-rated Singapore Airlines. You can also check country or region-specific airlines, i.e., Cathay Pacific for Hong Kong and JAL and ANA for Japan.
  • Check publications and travel agents intended for college students, such as STA Travel and Student Universe. Often, these businesses make their livelihood by identifying low-cost options for students, though sometimes their discounts are available only to currently-enrolled students.
  • Finally, try travel agents that specialize in our operate out of neighborhoods with immigrants from that region. For example, a travel agent in the local Chinatown may offer great deals and packages to Hong Kong, China, and other regions in Asia.
Article updated November 2006
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What People Are Paying - Recent Comments

Cathay Pacific Intl Ticket
Amount: $1,300.00
Posted by: Kyle in Los Angeles, CA.Posted: January 2nd, 2008 06:01PM
Home Airport: LAXDestination: Hong Kong
Airline: Cathay
I bought this 2.5 months in advance to go on holiday for Christmas
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Roundtrip to thailand ticket
Amount: $1,200.00
Posted by: Amy in San Diego, CA.Posted: February 16th, 2008 09:02PM
Home Airport: san diegoDestination: bangkok
Airline: all nippon
for flight in December 07
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Roundtrip to Taiwan (medical tourism / health travel) from the East Coast
Amount: $1,160.00
Posted by: Roger83 in Richmond, VA.Posted: February 4th, 2012 09:02PM
Home Airport: Richmond, VA (RIC)Destination: Taoyuan, Taiwan (RIC)
Airline: Delta Airlines
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