Hacking Thanksgiving Fare NYC-ATL

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Old Nov 13, 12, 4:30 pm
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Hacking Thanksgiving Fare NYC-ATL

Courtesy of life, I haven't booked Thanksgiving tickets and of course, they're rapidly increasing.

Trying to hack together a couple of one-way tickets to cheaper destinations/skip last segment/la la la.

Flying from NYC to ATL -- familiar with my options for flights that route through ATL. What are my best bets on the NYC side??

Goal: Under $300 RT
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Old Nov 13, 12, 4:37 pm
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When do you need to travel? With some flexibility you can get it for $378 without the need for monkey business. That assumes you can travel to ATL on the 20th. If you need to travel on the 21st you can get it for as little as $415. You would return to New York on either the evening of Saturday (November 24) or Monday (November 26)

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Old Nov 13, 12, 4:54 pm
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Originally Posted by driveafastercar View Post
Courtesy of life, I haven't booked Thanksgiving tickets and of course, they're rapidly increasing.

Trying to hack together a couple of one-way tickets to cheaper destinations/skip last segment/la la la.

Flying from NYC to ATL -- familiar with my options for flights that route through ATL. What are my best bets on the NYC side??

Goal: Under $300 RT
If you are able to travel on Thanksgiving Day, you should be able to reach your goal.
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Old Nov 13, 12, 5:05 pm
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Originally Posted by DMPM View Post
If you are able to travel on Thanksgiving Day, you should be able to reach your goal.
Agreed. I often find a good way to trick the Turkey Day fare madness is to fly the morning of. Especially East-West, you still have most of the day.
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Old Nov 13, 12, 5:25 pm
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Flying there and back on Thanksgiving doesn't show any inventory.

Nov 19-27 is unfortunately the cheapest.

I can fly as early as 20th and can fly back anytime between 22-25 (could stretch to 26th if early morning).

$326 is the cheapest I've found (20-23 or 22-23). May just do that; was trying to see if I could find better. Still searching. Yay holidays.
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Old Nov 13, 12, 5:33 pm
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New York (LGA) to Atlanta (ATL) - Mon, Nov 19
Delta 2397 Dep: 6:00AM Arr: 8:30AM 2h 30m Boeing 757 Economy (U)


Atlanta (ATL) to New York (LGA) - Sat, Nov 24
Delta 986 Dep: 7:35PM Arr: 9:59PM 2h 24m Boeing 757 Economy (K)

Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $304.60
Total cost for 1 passenger $304.60

Anytime 3 PM and earlier works on the 19th and some flights are operated by 75E


If you want to splurge, you can buy A fares 20-24 for under $600 round trip

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Old Nov 13, 12, 6:46 pm
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Originally Posted by driveafastercar View Post
Flying there and back on Thanksgiving doesn't show any inventory.

Nov 19-27 is unfortunately the cheapest.

I can fly as early as 20th and can fly back anytime between 22-25 (could stretch to 26th if early morning).

$326 is the cheapest I've found (20-23 or 22-23). May just do that; was trying to see if I could find better. Still searching. Yay holidays.
HPN also has some low $300 fares ... may or may not be as convienent based on where you are in NY.
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