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    My brother is getting married this summer and his bacholar party is in Vegas. What is the best way, and by best I mean cheapest, to get plane tickets?

    I will either fly out of Nashville or Louisville.
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    My guess is you are going to be surprised at how much you have to pay.

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    I would try Southwest.

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    Definitely Southwest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by threetimelover View Post
    Definitely Southwest.

    I just checked Southwest out of Louisville on a Friday in June returning on a Sunday. Looks like you should expect to pay between $450 and $600 round trip.

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    Southwest is definitely the cheapest I have found so far. Out of Nashville I can get it for $358 before tax/fees. When I first started thinking about going (about a month ago) I checked and the it was only $338. Is there a point at which the price starts going back down? In other words a month out or 2 months out? Or should I expect it to be as cheap as it will be now and book it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    I just checked Southwest out of Louisville on a Friday in June returning on a Sunday. Looks like you should expect to pay between $450 and $600 round trip.
    Depending on how far in advance. I know a few people that just booked some for at least $500.

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    You can always bid on priceline. If you go this route, you should prepare to have a day before and a day after commited to just travel You typically will find that you can bid and get airline tickets 40% less than retail. You are at Priceline's mercy of when you will fly. Once you purchase the ticket you will get your itinerary, but until that point you won't know Airline or departure/arrival times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    Southwest is definitely the cheapest I have found so far. Out of Nashville I can get it for $358 before tax/fees. When I first started thinking about going (about a month ago) I checked and the it was only $338. Is there a point at which the price starts going back down? In other words a month out or 2 months out? Or should I expect it to be as cheap as it will be now and book it?
    If you are set up for the Southwest "ding", it is about the best you will do. I have flown from Nashville to Vegas 5 different times on SW. You can hit for the $250 and under range if Nashville pops up for you. Best I ever got was $99 both ways a few years back. They do not offer than price much longer, but you can snag a $109, $119 if you hit it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slemac90 View Post
    You can always bid on priceline. If you go this route, you should prepare to have a day before and a day after commited to just travel You typically will find that you can bid and get airline tickets 40% less than retail. You are at Priceline's mercy of when you will fly. Once you purchase the ticket you will get your itinerary, but until that point you won't know Airline or departure/arrival times.
    Can you or someone expand upon Priceline a little more? I was about ready to start a thread on this subject. We are flying to D.C. in late May and considering the Priceline route. Do I just specify the days I am traveling and they set the time, or do I get to pick a time, etc.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    If you are set up for the Southwest "ding", it is about the best you will do. I have flown from Nashville to Vegas 5 different times on SW. You can hit for the $250 and under range if Nashville pops up for you. Best I ever got was $99 both ways a few years back. They do not offer than price much longer, but you can snag a $109, $119 if you hit it right.
    What is this "ding" you speak of and how do you get it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    What is this "ding" you speak of and how do you get it?
    http://www.southwest.com/html/genera...neral_faq.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    If you are set up for the Southwest "ding", it is about the best you will do. I have flown from Nashville to Vegas 5 different times on SW. You can hit for the $250 and under range if Nashville pops up for you. Best I ever got was $99 both ways a few years back. They do not offer than price much longer, but you can snag a $109, $119 if you hit it right.
    Ding?

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    So it sounds like it is just some random good offers every now and then correct?

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    Might be cheaper on you to fly red eyes and maybe at flying like Wednesday or Thursday and back on Saturday or Monday. Flying on Fridays and Sundays is usally more expensive.

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