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Cheap Flights to Busan? Any ideas?!

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nhilbourn
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Cheap Flights to Busan? Any ideas?!
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I'm visiting Busan in June and I'm looking for a place to can give me a round trip flight for around $1000 or less. I found one last year on Best Travel Store for $888, but I'm wondering if there's an online service or way of traveling that might be another way to ensure a cheap flight.

Basically, I'm looking for any traveler's secrets that one could impart to me. Does anyone know a way (other than standby) to get around the $1600 Tickets I'm running into?

mattsid
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Well, letting us know what

Well, letting us know what country you are travelling from might be a good start and how long you plan on staying for.

nhilbourn
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I'm traveling from America,

I'm traveling from America, New York State. I'd be staying about two weeks. I'm looking to go in June.

 

Any ideas?

mattsid
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I just had a quick search on

I just had a quick search on Expedia and got a price of $1280 dollars direct to Busan, via Tokyo. (with Delta and JAL) Not a great improvement on $1600, but better all the same. Personally I think it's a very reasonable price.

Also if you haven't been to this part of the world before, and not likely to visit again in the near future, a stopover in Tokyo for a day or two is an absolute must. The cultural juxtaposition between the two countries is fascinating.

You can also get the same price direct to Seoul via Detroit if you decided to give Japan a miss. But take into account if you want to they fly on to Busan it's going to cost you a further $100 - 150 for the round trip to Busan. Of course Seoul might be (should be) on your itinerary as well so you could kill two birds with one stone there as well.

 

 

 

phatt60
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Sites

Refer to these two recent NYtimes.com articles (they might help):

http://frugaltraveler.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/16/click-it-and-ticket-b...

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/21/travel/21Prac.html?em

143busan
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I've flown back and forth
I've flown back and forth from Busan to Atlanta, I'd say about five or six times in the past seven years. Generally, the airlines that always offered the cheapest deals were Northwest and Delta. Of course, I don't know where in the world you are located but just speaking off my own experiences. $888 is a super price, especially in June to Korea as that is well into peak season for Koreans living overseas to visit. If you can get that again, I'd go with it. I paid about that for a one way last summer in August so if you can land that again, go for it. The cheapest I've ever flown was a round trip on Northwest for about 700 but that was about six years ago. Anyhow...good luck in your ticket hunting.
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