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Hi

We are trying to plan for a budget trip (as far as possible) to the east coast of the USA around Sept to Nov 2012. Problem is-we live in Perth Australia. Is it much cheaper to fly Perth-Sydney return and then Sydney-New York return or is there a better alternative?

Aiming to do as much of east coast as possible and a little of Canada (east side) Welcome suggestions of how to do this on a budget. Aiming for 4-5 weeks of 2 to 3 star accommodation.

Is New York likely to be busier than usual around election time?

Thankyou.

Liza8

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1. Re: inexpensive ways to fly to New York City from Perth Australi

Airfare in general this year is higher than in past years. I don't know the answer to your first question about airfare, but you might try looking on kayak.com

They have a form for multi city itineraries. As for accommodation, what makes NYC hotels expensive end of Oct/beginning of Nov. is Halloween and the NYC Marathon (first Sunday in Nov) more than the election.

One of the best times to visit NYC in the period you list is around Thanksgiving (4th Thurs. in Nov or Nov 22 this year). Hotels run specials, the T'giving parade is good fun and the Xmas decorations are mostly up dressing the city in a gown of lights and baubles. But certainly be prepared to pay at least $200/night plus tax (~15%). You can pay less if you stay just outside Manhattan in Long Island City where there are a bunch of newish hotels, some of which include breakfast. The Verve, the Country Inn & Suites and the Comfort Inn are a few options near a subway station.

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2. Re: inexpensive ways to fly to New York City from Perth Australi

You may get a better deal going bvia the Atlantic than via the Pacific. Check the various sites, check the various national airlines that fly Europe, India, the Middle East and SE Asia, and it's also possible you may get a better deal with a one-way round-the-world ticket.

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3. Re: inexpensive ways to fly to New York City from Perth Australi

September and October are expensive months for accommodations in NYC and Boston. Accommodation prices in northern New England are also at their peak during early autumn, but should come down for very late October and November.

What is your nightly budget for accommodations? Is fall foliage touring one of your goals?

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4. Re: inexpensive ways to fly to New York City from Perth Australi

Personally, I would rather go west to the USA than east, especially for you guys in Perth.

Don't forget that the flight time Sydney to Los Angeles is 15 hours, then 5 hours from LA to New York. If you add the flight Perth to Sydney (another 5 hours) you are looking at 25 hours flying, plus the time in transit. You would arrive absolutely knackered, and it would take you several days to recover. You would also probably have to fly Perth to Sydney the day before to connect with a flight, and add the cost of a hotel.

Also, jetlag flying east is much worse than it is flying west. If you fly an Asian airline - like Singapore or Emirates, you will have a much shorter flight time, and only one transit stop, and you will be travelling west, so the jetlag won't be as bad.

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5. Re: inexpensive ways to fly to New York City from Perth Australi

ok, you have picked the most expensive time of the year to travel.

I have been looking for fares from Melbourne and for us it is very pricey. The cheapest time is January/Feb/March. It is also probably the most economic in terms of hotels as well.

Try using something like WWW.wego.com, and put in some dates for flights. I have just tried and it looks as if the best way for you may be via Asia. Singapore Airlines is coming out the best.

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6. Re: inexpensive ways to fly to New York City from Perth Australi

As well as Kayak, have a look at Skyscanner, which I prefer to compare flight prices as it is far easier to make comparisons.

http://www.skyscanner.com.au/

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7. Re: inexpensive ways to fly to New York City from Perth Australi

Thanks for the ideas everyone-very helpful to think about alternatives. If we went via Sydney, we would stay overnight for a couple of nights probably but heading via Europe or Asia sounds more realistic. What is the weather like in March and early November?

Thanks for any further information.

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Most weather websites will give you historic temps for any place in the world during any time. I use

www.wunderground.com/travelplanner/index.asp

You can put in location and then pick any 2 week period of time.

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