I'm doing the Europe tour next year and am wondering what different ways to travel to Paris and back from Rome. I thought I'd check with you folks about the most economical way to work it out as they are one way flights. Or, flying round trip and taking the train back/or too one of the cities. Maybe other options I haven't thought of?
I am sure the most economic way would be an open jaw ticket. Fly to Paris and home from Rome. This summer we flew to Rome and home from Zurich. It was a hundred dollars cheaper than round trip to Rome. Or maybe home from Milan if you wanted to do a little extra traveling after the tour.
I would suggest that you price out at least the following two options:
1) Open jaws. Fly Seattle to Paris and return Rome to Seattle.
2) Fly Round trip to Paris. Buy a one way ticket Rome to Paris and fly back to Paris. Stay at least one night in Paris before you return to U.S.
sidestep.com and kayak.com are good websites for seeing what options are available.
Alan, what you've described are called "open jaw flights" - flying to one location and returning home from another. You might want to speak with a travel agent to find out what pricing options are available from Seattle. Rick always uses a travel agent, so you could always call the ETBD office in Edmonds and find out which agency he uses. I always use a travel agent for international flights and car rentals, but usually book lodgings on my own.
Good luck and happy travels!