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Flights From MSP

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by zamboni, Jan 12, 2014.

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  1. zamboni

    zamboni VIP Whale

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    So, my brother calls me the other day. Spirit has flights for $30 each way, I think he is full of it so I look and he isn't lying. I don't book and poof next day back up to $99 each way. Dammit. Vent over :cry:
     
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  2. DBear

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    How often do they have these deals? MSP might be an airport I'll use in the coming years due to a work transfer. I saw $199 for Sun Country(?). I thought that was a deal compared to what I'm used to paying now ($500-650 per person).
     
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    Not sure, but I will be keeping my eye open more now. You do have to belong to that $9 flight club, but my brother belongs and has said it paid for itself 4 times in the past 12 months, so it is worth it.
     
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    What days of the week and times of the day was this?

    $99/one way is a great deal from MSP
     
  5. zamboni

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    The specific dates I checked were Feb 16-20.
     
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    yeah, this will never work for me, Sun-Thur is never my itinerary for Vegas
     
  7. zamboni

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    I like to save money on flights and hotels, weekends are too crowded, and I'm not a partier so I try to avoid weekends.
     
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    I like weekdays too. Still enough crowds for me then. Easier to get show tix and restaurant reservations during most weekdays. I look forward to seeing how MSP prices shape up this year.
     
  9. WHITEJACKET73

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    I've flown with Spirit out of MSP 4 times last year; cheapest round trip fare was $59.80 (I'm not a $9 fare member). If you watch their website frequently, you can usually pick up a RT fare for less than $140. I have a small tote bag that fits under the seat, so it qualifies as a personal item(no baggage charge). I can fit a couple of pairs of slacks and several shirts, plus all of the personal type items...enough for a 3-4 day solo trip. The lowest fares flying out of MSP is usually on a Tuesday, with the cheapest return from LAS on Saturdays.
     
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    we fly out of MSP and I have been getting $200 flights lately. I am a Skymiles and Rapid Reward member so I stick to Delta and Southwest.

    Spirit has e-mail deals all the time plus I get daily notifications from Kayak on the current prices, but my last half dozen trips have been booked after an alert from Airfarewatchdog.

    Sun Country is a great option out of MSP, I would do that also but I try to stick to my highest mileage balance programs rather than spreading it out too much.

    Leaving Friday @ 7:00 a.m for a few days at MB, looks like -4 but no snow to worry about!
     
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    I have done Delta and Sun Country both several times, and they are both good. I flew Spirit in October and had no problems and saved a ton of cash over the other two. Unless Southwest starts direct flights I will never fly them to Vegas. I like to get there in 3 hours, not 6+ the Southwest flights seem to take.
     
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    Just booked a fare on Sun Country for $200 RT MSP to LAS in May. Leave on a Monday mid-afternoon and return on Friday evening. Hopefully I can get a 1st class upgrade at the counter when I check in...cost around $130. They waive the checked bag fee, serve a decent in-flight meal, board first, de-plane first and I get to consume many free cocktails. I get some envious looks from the people in coach as they board and see me sitting in my comfortable first class seat, happily sipping on my gin and tonic.
     
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    Yes, aren't those Sun Country upgrades to first class nice. I did that twice last summer on flights back from Orlando. $89. I always bring my iPad, but I did have fun with their digi-pad thing (I think that's what they called it).

    I booked my June airfare a few months ago through Delta. I got the lowest price I've had in years. $225, and it actually went down to $199 after that.
     
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    I paid $199 for my airfare on Delta for my upcoming March trip. Spirit just sent me an e-mail and I could fly RT Feb 10-14 for just $77.89. Granted, I would have to take their late evening flight out and return on the redeye, but the price is very tempting.
     
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