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Offline RAB

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Sample airfares to SFO/OAK
« on: January 19, 2007, 08:12:41 PM »
Hello Everyone:   ;D

Now that we have begun to narrow the discussion on dates and location I thought it might be a good time to check into what some of the current airfares are.

I know that Dennis has also reached out to both American and JetBlue regarding the possibility of getting a group discount, which if that could happen would be fantastic.

I only used one search engine for these fares below and that was priceline.com.  It's entirely possible that some of you could find better fares on some of the other sites.

I also only did this search based upon the two major San Francisco airports.  If we do elect to go to the Russian River, those airports are the closest major ones.  However, the closest airport to Russian River, which might eliminate the need for a rental car for some, is Santa Rosa (code: STS).  Horizon Air has announced they will resume service by the time of our gathering but I did not search out this option.  The fares below are round trip and may include certain restrictions.

Amazingly, some of the fares are remarkably low (no wonder the airlines are going bankrupt  >:().  The dates I put in included an arrival on the 12th and departure on the 18th.  Your specific travel might therefore change the fares.


Departure City                                Oakland (code: OAK)                       San Francisco (code: SFO)

New York (either JFK/LGA)                                       $360.00                                              $318.00
Raleigh/Durham (RDU)                                               $368.00                                             $351.00
Milwaukee (forgot to write it down)                            $381.00                                             $263.00 (how the hell does that work?)
Seattle  (SEA)                                                          $253.00                                             $293.00
Portland (PDX)                                                          $213.00                                             $247.00
Minneapolis (forgot to write it down)                           $324.00                                              $263.00
Louisville (SDF)                                                         $381.00                                              $293.00
Orlando (MCO)                                                         $303.00                                              $362.00
Denver (DEN)                                                          $347.00                                              $337.00
Austin(AUS)                                                            $386.00                                             $234.00 (See note regarding Milwaukee)
Memphis  (MEM)                                                      $410.00                                              $300.00
Nashville (BNA)                                                        $405.00                                              $274.00 (See note regarding Milwaukee)
Albequerque (ABQ)                                                 $398.00                                              $158.00 (Aztecan's buying the first round)
Atlanta (ATL)                                                          $414.00                                             $345.00
Omaha (OMA)                                                        $377.00                                               $301.00 (Liz's buying the second round)

Hope this helps.


(Forgive the format--I don't know how to make things line up.   :P)
« Last Edit: January 19, 2007, 08:16:17 PM by RAB »

Offline Oceanbeach

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Re: Sample airfares to SFO/OAK
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2007, 09:46:02 PM »
Hey Everyone,

Horizon Air has flights landing in Santa Rosa from Seattle and Los Angeles and Jet Blue will have flights landing in Santa Rosa beginning in May 07.  I do not have the times or rates available just heard a couple of local radio ads this week and thought this info may be of some help.  Have the best day

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Re: Sample airfares to SFO/OAK
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2007, 09:52:32 PM »
Southwest and Jet Blue fly into Oakland. They're not included on some of the big travel websites like Travelocity or Expedia, so if you live in a city served by Southwest and/or Jet Blue, it would be a good idea to check out the fares directly on their websites.

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Re: Sample airfares to SFO/OAK
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2007, 10:02:14 PM »
  Here are some more fares for sames dates of travel.

             OAK      SFO   
CHI        305      410     
DFW       333      333   
EWR       365      316   
HOU       333      333   
MIA        324      313
MCI        357      250   
MKE        416      278   
LON        873      873   
SYD       1729    1637   
I checked Jet Blue and Southwest.  Flight schedules and fares are not available for September 12 departures.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2007, 10:09:53 PM by Robert »

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Re: Sample airfares to SFO/OAK
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2007, 01:08:44 PM »
Hello Everyone:

We are now 4+ months away from our gathering in San Francisco.  So this morning I started checking airfares for myself and realized that a lot of the fares Robert and I posted above have come down--dramatically.   ;D

Just for reference, I only used Travelocity for this information, and I put in an arrival date of Thursday, Sept. 13th and a departure of Tuesday, Sept. 18th.

So if you are thinking of coming and haven't yet booked your ticket, seems like right now there are some bargains available.

Departing City                            SFO (San Francisco Intl.)/OAK (Oakland Intl.)

New York (JFK/LGA)                                  $303.00/$284.00
Raleigh/Durham (RDU)                                $244.00/$329.00
Seattle (SEA)                                            $246.00/$183.00
Portland (PDX)                                          $246.00/$183.00
Louisville (SDF)                                          $366.00/$323.00
Orlando (MCO)                                          $340.00/$244.00
Denver (DEN)                                           $301.00/$183.00
Austin (AUS)                                            $315.00/$264.00
Milwaukee (MKE)                                      $279.00/$486.00
Memphis (MEM)                                        $190.00/$410.00
Nashville (BNA)                                         $323.00/$324.00
Albequerque (ABQ)                                  $213.00/$230.00
Atlanta (ATL)                                          $337.00/$369.00
Omaha (OMA)                                         $200.00/$220.00
Chicago (CHI)                                         $204.00/$193.00
Dallas (DFW)                                          $253.00/$253.00
Fort Lauderdale (FLL)                              $227.00/$234.00
Kansas City (MCI)                                    $235.00/$283.00
Greensboro (GSO)                                  $266.00/$310.00
Miami (MIA)                                           $273.00/$294.00
Boston (BOS)                                        $335.00/$355.00
Birmingham (BHM)                                  $437.00/$302.00

London UK (LHR/LGW)                            $1122.00 (was a fare for under $900.00 a week ago but couldn't find it now)

Sydney                                                 $1724.00  (VIA Aukland on Air New Zealand)

For some reason I couldn't get the site to quote Canadian cities--not sure what I was doing wrong.


(Again, forgive the sloppy format, don't know how to use the column feature.)

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Re: Sample airfares to SFO/OAK
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2007, 05:01:26 PM »
I paid something like $358 total when I bought my ticket in February.  It's on United, which I haven't flown since I was a child.  The most important thing I look for is a direct flight in the morning or midday, and that's what I got.  I should be at the hotel by noon on arrival day, and home by 4 on departure day.  Sweet!  I hate having connecting flights, although Detroit's "trippy tunnel" made that layover very pleasant last summer!

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Re: Sample airfares to SFO/OAK
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2007, 07:37:02 PM »
I purchased an 185.00 ticket from Memphis to San Fran with Frontier Airlines. they are starting air service in Memphis on May 12th. I think that is why I got such a good deal.

I can't wait!

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Re: Sample airfares to SFO/OAK
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2007, 09:13:49 AM »
My flyt is booked on Frontier Airlines:

Sept 13 Depart:
            Dayton Intl - Denver
            Denver- SFO @ 7:45 pm

Sept 17 Depart:
            SFO - Dever
            Denver - Dayton @ 11:40 pm

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Re: Sample airfares to SFO/OAK
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2007, 03:32:05 PM »
USAirways is having a sale, I think, they fly to SFO, OAK, and SJC.  All flights will connect through PHX or LAS.  Check them out, sometimes they have really killer fares.
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Re: Sample airfares to SFO/OAK
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2007, 07:43:09 PM »
Delta is really cheap now, too.  I got our tickets for around $245 each from NC to SFO.  That's just about half of what it cost to go to Montreal.  BTW, I searched for flights on sidestep.com.

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Re: Sample airfares to SFO/OAK
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2007, 09:58:39 AM »
SDCrew and David:

You guys are right there are some good fares right now (sidestep is a good place to search David I forgot about it).

We've seen this the last two years too.  It seems like the first week or so in May the airlines reduce their fares and then depending upon the kind of bookings they get they start moving them right back up

Hopefully those who haven't booked yet or are still thinking about coming won't wait too long and miss some of these good prices.


(Who is still amazed that it's just as cheap to fly from the East coast to SF as it is to fly from some of the cities on the West coast.   ???)

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Re: Sample airfares to SFO/OAK
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2007, 10:38:08 AM »
Both Delta and Continental have raised fares to most destinations by at least $10 roundtrip.  This will probably be the trend as we move through summer with most airlines to follow. 

For those watching airline prices to SFO or OAK, the airlines typically make fare changes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

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Re: Sample airfares to SFO/OAK
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2007, 11:52:27 AM »


Virgin American has finally received approval to offer domestic flights.  It is headquartered out of SF and will start selling tickets in few weeks and will start flying this summer.  I am sure there will be some great promotional fares. 

Even though it is a domestic airline, it is associated with Virgin Atlantic.  I wouldn't be surprised if Virgin Atlantic will also do its share to promote the new airline so look for some new, discounted international fares too.

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Re: Sample airfares to SFO/OAK
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2007, 12:53:12 PM »
This is great news Robert.  I absolutely love Virgin Atlantic.


Virgin America’s first flights will be between its home base of San Francisco (SFO) to New York (JFK). The airline also plans to serve Los Angeles (LAX), Washington/Dulles, San Diego and Las Vegas within its first year of operations.

The airline expects to serve as many as 10 cities within a year of operation and up to 30 cities within five years of service. Additional cities under Virgin America’s consideration include: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, Newark, New Orleans, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Providence, Portland, Ore., Raleigh-Durham, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Jose, Calif., Sarasota, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa and West Palm Beach.


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