Also look into Southwest Airlines, they fly between the cities and usually have very good rates and a selection of times. They will not show up on the multi-airline search websites. http://www.southwest.com/
Further to my post, I put in some random dates in Kayak for travel in October for the routing LHR - LAX - LAS - SFO - LHR and came up with US Air at £683 and Delta at £703.
Try Zoom Airlines roundtrip to San Diego from Gatwick and then Southwest, as already mentioned, or perhaps Virgin America for the internal flights.
I did not know the "natives" did not like when people shorten it to San Fran??? I bet you really don't like SF then. I am sorry if I offended anyone. I use that all the time.
There was a post (more like a rant) here about a month ago regarding San Fran and Frisco, etc. SF is ok. It seems like a universal feeling in San Francisco.
SF is fine.
SFO for the San Francisco International Airport only (unless you're on some kind of specialty thread among San Francisco Opera aficionados).
I have no leads for travel agents but have some general tips:
- Do think about looking at Southwest Airlines (www.iflyswa.com) for inexpensive flights internally between SF (use SFO or OAK), San Diego (SAN)and Las Vegas (LAS). You can use it in combination with the other airlines, such as the aforementioned airlines such as Virgin America, which flies between SFO and LAS, or SFO and SAN, (but not from San Diego to Las Vegas).
- Expect SF hotel rates to go down some in November, and try to avoid the Thanksgiving weekend at the end of the month, unless you like crowds around Union Square... or are hoping to shop pre-Christmas sales. Weather is also much cooler November, typically.
We are going to US for 4 weeks in October and I booked everything myself not through a travel agent. They charge all their fees etc and it can cost alot more. Starting in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New york.
You may just want to book your most major flights with them.
I booked at the Handlery through their own website and got a deal for 4 nights for just $650USD.
and from SFO to Vegas we are going on Virgin America for $60 each. Its so cheap..
Anyways..after all the researching you do, it will give you more knowledge and will pick up ideas on the way..
Have a great trip!
Thank you all for the information its a great help
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