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My daughter from Australia has just finished working at summer camp in Maine and now wants to travel around America with and without friends for a month or two and is wondering what website or what airline is best for cheap airline tickets around America.

All suggestions appreciated.

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1. Re: cheap air flights

Use kayak.com to find the cheapest flights. Also go to southwestair.com, because they're not listed on kayak and are usually the least expensive, but not always.

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2. Re: cheap air flights

Bangor Maine has some cheap flights via Allegiant Air, mostly down to Orlando Florida. Allegiant also has some good fares to limited destinations, check their website. JetBlue flies in and out of Portland Maine and they currently have a 20% off promotion for 4persons flying together. AirTran also flies out of Portland, I think.

Around the rest of the country, several airlines fight each other so it's best to check a site like mobissimo.com or kayak.com, they brings up several airlines at once. They will not bring up fares for Southwest Airlines or Allegiant Air, however, so you have to check them separately and compare rates.

In a nutshell, there are not really any budget carriers in the U.S., you have to do a lot of searching and it depends on destination. Generally, however, any last-minute airfares will be expensive and it is planning ahead that saves the most money. Not easy in your daughter's case I suppose.

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3. Re: cheap air flights

Kayak searches most sites, including Southwest. They just don't list prices for Southwest, so Southwest flights appear on page 25 or so and you can't see them easily. That's why you have to check Southwest separately.

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4. Re: cheap air flights

If your daughter is planning on visiting Orlando, FL (Home of Disney World), Alegiant Air flies from Bangor. Maine (http://www.allegiantair.com/). Their flights, are not shown on Kayak.com

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