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Reasonable flight prices

I've found a multi City flight for$2600 for two. Does that seem reasonable?

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Seems high to me. I see round trips Boston to Stockholm for $470 pp on Icelandair next summer. All depends on time of year, exact itinerary.

Posted by
5837 posts

I booked RT flights SFO / OSL next March on SAS for $500 USD each. Advanced seat selection was another $100 USD each. Total for two: $1200 including advanced seating. SAS includes one free checked bag each plus carry-ons and no extra for the two meals on the SFO/CPH flights.

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You need to give us your preferred departure airport (is it Boston?) and travel dates to get the most informed responses.

Oops--we also need to know the European gateway cities. Is it into Stockholm? From which city do you plan to return?

Posted by
8060 posts

that is high sometimes it is cheaper to book one way flights separately with different airlines like Easy Jet and Ryaniar

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5837 posts

Factors affecting price include:

Originating airport - Regionals add $200 to $300 RT per person in comparison to major gateways.

Season - High season demand affects pricing. Travel during low or shoulder season affect pricing. (Winter travel can be high season pricing or low depending on destination).

Day of the week - Saturday departure and Sunday return travel days are popular with travelers on a Monday to Friday work week and Mondays are high demand travel for business. Wednesdays are offen the economy travel days. Some air travel search sites include low fare calender pricing.

Competition - It helps pricing if low fare airlines are flying the route. For example, airlines flying BOS/ARN would have to watch Norwegian pricing.

Posted by
7050 posts

From where to where? Flight prices are origin-destination specific - there is no such thing as a generic flight price. All the variables Edgar from Medford, OR mentioned also come into play, and those are just the obvious ones (booking algorithms also take into account shifting demand and adjust prices accordingly). No one can give you an insightful opinion unless you include many more details about the flight.

Posted by
11294 posts

Yes, in order to even begin to answer your question, we need to know exactly where your flights are to and from, and exact dates.

Posted by
918 posts

I flew Icelandair Boston to Stockholm and Bergen back to Boston in August of this year. I purchased my flight in January 2018 for slightly less than $800.

Posted by
3259 posts

I'm assuming you are flying out of Boston's Logan Airport to Stockholm. I just ran my favorite flights through British Airways and the price was $800.00 per person for June/midsummer dates...so no where near your price...Although I'm not sure why we are flying you to Stockholm as you didn't say.

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We are planning the RS Scandinavian trip in June. Looking for the best way to travel from the Washington DC ( Dulles ) to Stockholm and then return from Bergin to DC. Any thoughts.... any experiences ?. It seems the return home requires Bergin to Stockholm.
Should we plan an overnight in Stockholm on the way home to avoid missing the connection home ?
Thank you

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Since you asked, I did the Best of Scandinavia tour in June, 2018. I flew RT nonstop to Amsterdam on Delta from Seattle. I spent 2 nights in Amsterdam at the beginning and at the end of the trip.

I flew from Amsterdam to Stockholm and stayed at the tour hotel for 2 nights before the tour started. At the end of the tour, I stayed 2 nights in the Bergen hotel, then flew from Bergen to Amsterdam. The Stockholm and Bergen flights were multi-city on KLM. The cost was €375.

You might not have that much time, but I find it helpful to ease into and out of the tours, and there are always other things I want to see and do in the starting and ending locations.

The time in Amsterdam was specifically to see the Van Gogh Museum, the Anne Frank House and a couple of other places I'd not seen in the past.

If this itinerary hadn't worked out, I would've done something similar to the Icelandair options previously listed, with a potential stopover in Iceland before or after the tour, as well as an extra night or 2 in Stockholm and Bergen.

It's been my experience that it's cheaper to use European airlines for travel within Europe. But I'd never do that the same day for fear of problems with the flight from the US. Spending an extra night or 2 can wipe out any savings achieved by using European airlines, but it can also add experiences that are well worth the time and money.

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Re: Scandinavian trip. We decided to fly from Dulles to Stockholm and back (Bergen to Stockholm to Dulles). We shopped a bit but decided to splurge on Business class for $1500 each on SAS. We plan to allow a day early and two days extra coming home. Appreciate the help and incite offered. Thank you

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We are taking the Best of Scandinavia tour the first of June. The tour begins on June 2 and ends on June 15. We will be flying out of Nashville Tennessee to Stockholm and back to Nashville from Bergen. . I am looking for suggestions as these connections seem hard to get with just one airline. For those of you who have taken this tour, what are your suggestions? We could do two airlines but it's not as dependable and connections aren't as good. Thanks for suggestions.

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6651 posts

@salexan: That's why code sharing was invented. You can easily book an open jaw trip Nashville-Stockholm and Bergen-Nashville from SAS, which would be my suggestion. The trip will include connecting flights on United between Nashville and another US airport, probably O'Hare or Newark, and a connection in Oslo or Copenhagen on the way back. But the whole trip will be on one ticket, so just as dependable as if you were flying only one airline.