Dave Martin (703) 585-4687, Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome (Fairfax Realty)

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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We typically go directly to the airline's site, Dave.

We've tried the 'discount' sites but, making changes through them is often a debacle so, we go straight to the source!

Oct 28, 2018 04:23 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The next time I go to a "Diet Meet Up" I will use this question as my joke of the day. Yikes! Really. 

Oct 28, 2018 05:34 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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No I don't. I don't fly all that much 

Oct 28, 2018 04:37 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I go right to the airline that I get my points.

Oct 28, 2018 04:34 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I just go to the airline website. Up here we don't have the airline choices you have.

Oct 28, 2018 04:32 PM
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Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
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I've now stopped using 3rd party sites like Expedia and I now go directly to the airline's site and book there.  Fewer problems should anything go wrong.

Oct 28, 2018 04:21 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

1. I've used CheapoAir for donkey's years for international tickets.

2. If all else fails, my grandson, who is in the travel and hospitality industry.

3. I've gotten some great deals through hotels.com in the past, especially when a hotel room is also involved.

Oct 29, 2018 03:48 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I haven't flown in awhile...but when I did, especially to an island, I'd go right to the airline I wanted to fly on...

Oct 29, 2018 06:18 AM
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Realtyna Inc
Realtyna - Newark, DE
Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services

I am surprised no one else has mentioned SkyScanner. It is suchhhh a useful platform :)
Every flight includes links to the different booking services and tells you the price at each one, so you can book easily at the website of your choice. 

 

Also includes lots of budget airlines if you don't mind traveling them. 

Oct 29, 2018 06:05 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Most of the time we drive rather than fly. We just returned from 1,800-mile round trip.

Oct 28, 2018 05:36 PM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
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I only fly Southwest and they don't give their discounts to those online sites. I am on Southwest's email list and get notices of their sales. I buy my future tickets when I know I have the best price from Southwest. I fly Southwest because I get 2 bags free, they have the most amazing service, they are funny and witty, they let me change tickets for no fee,  and so much more. 

I am waiting for them to fly to Hawaii. It is on their short list of places to fly in the near future. They also are opening international flights.

Oct 29, 2018 09:25 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Southwest all the way!

Oct 29, 2018 05:57 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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We try to use points with Chase and AmEx, so ordering through them. 

Oct 29, 2018 12:20 AM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
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I now use a travel agent, great service and reasonable. I have used Kayak and Expedia in the past.

Oct 28, 2018 08:26 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Kayak and orbitz. I usually start on kayak and then check orbitz for comparison and buy on orbitz. -Kasey

Oct 28, 2018 08:01 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Oct 28, 2018 06:48 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I have never used an on line service for air fare Dave Martin (703) 585-4687 . This is one area where I do like to shop local. LOVE my travel agent.

Oct 28, 2018 05:43 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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Only use Alaska Airlines these days. Dulles to Seattle

Oct 28, 2018 05:24 PM
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Bob Crane
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Pays to check several

Oct 28, 2018 05:22 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Ormond Beach, FL
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I have used travelocity and have been very happy. They have been quick to remedy issues so far.

Oct 28, 2018 05:20 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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No favorite, I do a bit of comparison shopping, incuding the airline sites

Oct 28, 2018 04:46 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I generally go directly to the airlines where I have frequent flier miles.

Oct 29, 2018 09:21 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Direct to the company page for frequent flyer miles or regular purchases.

Oct 29, 2018 09:12 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Do you want to lose weight with me? 

Seriously, when I travel I just use my frequent miles with United, AA, or others. 

Oct 29, 2018 06:24 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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I fly a lot and prefer going directly to Delta and United.

Oct 29, 2018 04:27 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Oct 28, 2018 05:01 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I've used Expedia ... or just gone to the airline I want to use.

Oct 28, 2018 04:55 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I compare . Expedia and airline sites

Oct 29, 2018 02:04 PM
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Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

I travel via American Airlines when ever I can... I will typically always purchase my ticket directly from their site...  (US Air was my go too, until AA took them over)

Oct 29, 2018 11:43 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

I don't fly that often. 

Oct 29, 2018 10:38 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Not me, I don't have one. 

Great answers here, good luck.

Oct 29, 2018 10:31 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Dave,

I use Kayak..com as a preliminary tool.  Sometimes I go directly to the Airlines, it depends on where we are off to.  I have used travel agents like Pete Xavier suggested when it is a difficult flight with several destination as part of the round trip process.  It was worth the $100 fee we payed, as we recouped it on the whole ticket.  A

Oct 29, 2018 09:11 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I haven't flown for years, so no clue.

Oct 29, 2018 06:42 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I have not had to buy airline tickets in 7 years...my bride flew for Virgin America, now Alaska Airlines-it's a stand-by single serving life.

Oct 29, 2018 06:33 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

No, I belong to a few travel sites & they  just appear as specials. I wouldn't necessarily use the airlines directly.

Oct 29, 2018 06:23 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I lke to go directly to the airline. I also like to call and get insight n a flight, route, price and then go back and grab the lowest price when it changes. 

Oct 29, 2018 05:20 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I play the field. Don't fly much anymore!

Oct 29, 2018 04:52 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don't use them.

Oct 29, 2018 03:11 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Kayak.com

Oct 28, 2018 09:19 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

My trip this year mostly was done on Google, they provided the best price.

Nov 01, 2018 09:04 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I find Google Flights the easiest to navigate and to work with.

Oct 31, 2018 06:17 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I very seldom fly so no favorite

Oct 30, 2018 05:32 PM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
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I use expedia but also check Southwest and JetBlue sites directly

Oct 30, 2018 12:32 PM