Aruba Beach
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
Like Tree1Likes

Thread: purchased tickets for July

  1. #1
    Senior Member jbrid23456's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    113

    purchased tickets for July

    I bit the bullet and went ahead and purchased our 4 tickets to Aruba out of Newark for July/August. I was using Kayak.com to monitor prices but wasn't thrilled with the pattern. The lowest fares were for itineraries that were longer than 20 hours. If I wanted to hang out in Miami for a day and pay for a hotel room to boot, then maybe I'd consider it. But we're traveling with toddlers and we would be ready to slit our wrists after 10 hours.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    63
    How much did you get the tickets for? I've been checking prices for July 27-Aug 3 leaving out of either JFK or Newark and can't believe how high they are!!

  3. #3
    Senior Member jbrid23456's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    113
    They ended up being around $650 each for Newark to Aruba on American (incl. all fees).

  4. #4
    Senior Member jbrid23456's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    113
    One other factor is that American does not charge for the 1st checked bag per person to Aruba from US.

  5. #5
    Senior Member cpjones's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Eagle Beach, Glitz Casino, Manchebo Beach Resort
    Posts
    3,893
    Bright side.... you are going to Aruba!!!! My airfare for July Bos to Aruba was about the same on Jet Blue..... Glad to go!

  6. #6
    Senior Member arubabob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Eagle Beach, Baby Beach, Arashi Beach Tierra Del Sol golf course
    Posts
    1,202
    We bought tickets on Delta for May. Tulsa to Aruba was $733. We have enough frequent flier miles to go on American but we would leave Tul at 06:00am and arrive in AUA at 10:00pm and change planes in DFW, Houston and MIA. On Delta we leave at 06:00am and arrive AUA at 02:30pm with one change in ATL. Return on AA was 08:00am arriving TUL 10:30 pm with 3 plane changes. Return on Delta is 03:30 from AUA arriving TUL 09:30 with change in ATL. We will save the FF miles for another trip.

  7. #7
    Senior Member jbrid23456's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    113
    Tried using AAdvantage miles for trip but none of the lower end awards were available. I would have needed 60,000 miles for one R/T.

  8. #8
    Dom
    Dom is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    149
    Yesterday, I purchased 5 tickets out of Newark on Continental for June. I paid $438 each including all taxes for non stop flights. When I checked the fares today the price had risen to $610. What a difference a day makes. It goes to show that when you see a reasonable fare, jump on it.
    Dom
    First visited Aruba in 1972

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Baby Beach, Natural Pool
    Posts
    43
    Is Aruba really that much busier that airfares go to the $600 and $700 range for the summer or they know ppl are taking vacations and will pay it. I usually go in the fall or early spring and its in the $400 range.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Chadd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Arikok Antilla Natural pool
    Posts
    1,441
    Quote Originally Posted by RhoKnuckles View Post
    Is Aruba really that much busier that airfares go to the $600 and $700 range for the summer or they know ppl are taking vacations and will pay it. I usually go in the fall or early spring and its in the $400 range.
    Aruba is consistent, unlike a lot of other destinations, thanks to the abundance of time shares.

    From what I have seen with hotel bookings, the only real "slow" times are post-spring break until school is over and right after school is back in session until Thanksgiving in the US.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO