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Cheapest flights/best search engines from SFO - Barcelona

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Cheapest flights/best search engines from SFO - Barcelona

My flight dates/days are flexible (Feb/March/April) for a 1 week trip to fly into Barcelona. My goal is to fly into Barcelona, stay for a few days and then drive to Southern Rhone (about 5 hours drive).

Any suggested routes/airlines/search engines that offer cheapest route? Since we are officially in 2010, what is the best time to book travel? This week?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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1. Re: Cheapest flights/best search engines from SFO - Barcelona

Since we are officially in 2010, what is the best time to book travel? This week?

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The closer you get to travel the more expensive it'll be. Beyond that nobody knows if sales come around, and if they'll even benefit your itinerary.

Kayak and ITA Software are good places to start. You can research flying out of different airports with both, useful with your itinerary if starting in Oakland or San Jose would save some bank.

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2. Re: Cheapest flights/best search engines from SFO - Barcelona

To expand the previous post, itasoftware.com is particularly attractive in your case because one can do month-long searches for a particular trip. Unless this has been added recently to other search engines, to my knowledge, this is the only site that will do such a long search.

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There have been some amazing deals to Spain over the last month or so. I suggest you look directly on Continental's webpage. Choose the advanced search option and then choose, "My dates are flexible". It will then allow you to check fares for an entire month. Many roundtrips from SFO-BCN for around $604 total. You are probably confined to Feb or March, as prices are much higher in April.

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4. Re: Cheapest flights/best search engines from SFO - Barcelona

I too recommend ITA software. I was researching a possible trip to Malaysia, and the site suggested one or two days during the month where I could save several hundreds of dollars. Just stay off of those third rate American carriers (all except for Continental to EU).

http://matrix.itasoftware.com/cvg/dispatch

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