Oct 7, 09, 12:40 pm
I sometimes help people get cheap tickets from the US to Russia (which is within my competency), but I've now been asked how to find cheap airfares to the US FROM Moscow.
Can anyone tell me what the best places to check for such discounts? Sites in Russian are fine.
In the past I've used www.pososhok.ru although that's a few years ago now so there may be better sites out there.
Oct 7, 09, 7:16 pm
I have never seen consolidator fares to the US out of Russia so I just use the usual suspects like Farecompare and ITA to research fares. If you can't book the fare on the airline's website, it usually works out slightly cheaper to go through Expedia, Travelocity and so on as they don't slap you up with a noticeable booking fee the way Russian TAs do and the exchange rates are slightly better.
(All international airfares out of Russia are priced in euros but if you buy the ticket inside the country, they use a special IATA exchange rate which changes weekly but is always rounded up).
So yes, you can go to Pososhok or Anywayanyday.ru but then you're stuck with having to buy a euro-priced ticket in RUR, using a lousy ROE and then probably having to pay a conversion fee to your bank if your cc is in USD. Not worth it, really