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Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by kagari: 1:58am On Jan 12
I would really want to bring to our notice that, as a traveller travelling light and on a budget, you could always get good discounts if you could be flexible with your travel

For example this was my reply to a poster on page one of this thread thread


https://www.nairaland.com/3585472/flight-fare


if I want to pay for two small kids, ages is below 7yrs..one is six yrs old ,the other is less than 3yr.. they coming from Maryland US to Abuja wat will be their fares..pls help

hello since you didnt provide a specific date i worked with deaparture from maryland on the 14th of feb and to return back to maryland on the 16th of march approx 1 month ticket. the cheapest airline i got was air maroc but due to the fact that that the only airline i got for baltimore which is like the biggest city in maryland cost over 2 milliion for the 2 kids. so they would have to fly to dulles int airport in washington for less down 100 dollars, then take off from there to lagos for 635,000 for the 2 kids. then board a flight from lagos to abuja for a maximum of 60,000 for the 2 so it all totals 695,000 thousand for a rough estimate


You could always consult your travel consult, do travel research or post your inquiries on this thread and I would attend to them

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Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by kagari: 2:25am On Jan 12
Whenever you travelling to the US, just before you seek or buy a direct fare to your destination, always check the proximity of your destination to New York, if its less than 12 hours and the fare difference is above 150,000, its more economica l flying in through New York. If you travelling light

New York most often has the cheapest fares compared to other cities in the US

There are a million reasons you could tell their immigration if you asked why you flying in through New York instead of the City you indicated while applying for visa

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Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by kagari: 2:30am On Jan 12
Whenever you flying into China, just before you seek or buy your direct flight ticket to your destination, always check the proximity of that city to Guanzhou. If its less than 12 hours and fare difference is above 150,000 , it would be more economical flying in through Guanzhou. .

Guanzhou most often has the cheapest fare compared to other cities in China

Also there are a million reason to give immigration why you chose guanzhou as your point of entry if you controlled by immigration

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Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by kagari: 2:31am On Jan 12
I would post more as the thread continues, feel free to ask any question.

Goodnight

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Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by kagari: 10:02am On Jan 12
If you are travelling from Nigeria to any part of the world, and you based in the eastern, middle-belt or far from either abuja or Lagos,

Its advisable you always check fares for both flights departing from abuja and Lagos and compare

Most times flights departing from abuja are cheaper than Lagos for some destinations and verse versa

Lagos has more options for flights than abuja though


Kagari

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Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by kagari: 10:11am On Jan 12
Also this

Whenever you booking flights most especially Ethiopia airlines, from an agent going to Asia or middle east, make sure the airlines ( both Local and international ) partnering( code sharing) with Ethiopia airways can lift you, don't be carried away by cheap fare

Other airlines like Kenya airways, Rwanda also fall in this category
Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by HokageTravels: 11:12am On Jan 12
Good work @kagari

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Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by kagari: 3:01pm On Jan 12
HokageTravels:
Good work @kagari

Thanks bro, you could contribute your quota to enhance our travel knowledge
Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by Solitin40: 5:55pm On Jan 12
kagari:
Also this

Whenever you booking flights most especially Ethiopia airlines, from an agent going to Asia or middle east, make sure the airlines ( both Local and international ) partnering( code sharing) with Ethiopia airways can lift you, don't be carried away by cheap fare

Other airlines like Kenya airways, Rwanda also fall in this category
What about Turkish Airline?

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Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by kagari: 5:58pm On Jan 12
Solitin40:

What about Turkish Airline?

Turkish don't usually code-share or rather publish it as much as Ethiopia does, they might sell and display their logo but another airline lifts

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Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by ladoshady: 6:09pm On Jan 12
Please what is the most advisable reason I can give for flying thru jfk to Newjersey as against Dallas I filled. Also must I write the consulate to inform of the change in vacation plan?
Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by kagari: 6:13pm On Jan 12
ladoshady:
Please what is the most advisable reason I can give for flying thru jfk to Newjersey as against Dallas I filled. Also must I write the consulate to inform of the change in vacation plan?

What do you mean by change in vacation plan?

Dallas to new jersey is roughly 20 hours by road, while JFK to new jersey is roughly 1 hour, or were you planing on seeing someone in Dallas first?

You won't write to the consulate, you would be controlled by immigration at JFK, then you can easily tell you wanted to go by road or fly in through one of the most beautiful airports in the world, and take pictures

You can also book your train ticket before travelling to make it more convincing

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Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by ladoshady: 7:45am On Jan 13
Thanks for your prompt response. We intended going to Dallas previously for the vacation but after cost and ease of movement considerations, we decided to go to New Jersey instead. How can I book the train ticket and how do I effect the payment or I don't need to make any payment yet?
Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by kagari: 10:53am On Jan 13
ladoshady:
Thanks for your prompt response. We intended going to Dallas previously for the vacation but after cost and ease of movement considerations, we decided to go to New Jersey instead. How can I book the train ticket and how do I effect the payment or I don't need to make any payment yet?

If you talking about the train, just go online and research, train ride shouldn't be more than $30 per trip per person, if you got yourself all planned out already, you could purchase a return trip ticket, would be cheaper

Your card must be dollar enabled

You know why you changed your travel plan from Dallas to new jersey, if you flying in through new York make it as convincing as possible

Worst case scenario you would be stamped - In for less than a month or a month or a month and
Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by Larrycool1234(m): 7:28pm On Jan 13
Op pls help with intenary from Lagos or Abuja to Astana( Kazakhstan )
Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by HokageTravels: 11:37am On Jan 14
Larrycool1234:
Op pls help with intenary from Lagos or Abuja to Astana( Kazakhstan )

You would have to state the days you wish to travel and return so it would be easier to help
Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by HokageTravels: 11:37am On Jan 14
kagari:


Thanks bro, you could contribute your quota to enhance our travel knowledge

Thanks bro! I appreciate
Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by Electroweb(m): 1:17pm On Jan 14
kagari:


If you talking about the train, just go online and research, train ride shouldn't be more than $30 per trip per person, if you got yourself all planned out already, you could purchase a return trip ticket, would be cheaper

Your card must be dollar enabled

You know why you changed your travel plan from Dallas to new jersey, if you flying in through new York make it as convincing as possible

Worst case scenario you would be stamped - In for less than a month or a month or a month and

Let me share my experience.
Some years back. I had travel plans to visit New York. I bought my ticket to JFK but delayed in booking hotel. Eventually I couldnt find any hotel in Manhattan. I had to choose one in New Jersey. From JFK airport i took a yellow cab to my hotel in New Jersey. Men! We met traffic along the way. The meter was counting. I spent about $170 for the taxi ride to my hotel. You know how much that is in naira. I have been reflecting on a cheaper option i could have used. This train option you mentioned seems to be a cheaper option...

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Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by kagari: 1:22pm On Jan 14
Electroweb:


Let me share my experience.
Some years back. I had travel plans to visit New York. I bought my ticket to JFK but delayed in booking hotel. Eventually I couldnt find any hotel in Manhattan. I had to choose one in New Jersey. From JFK airport i took a yellow cab to my hotel in New Jersey. Men! We met traffic along the way. The meter was counting. I spent about $170 for the taxi ride to my hotel. You know how much that is in naira. I have been reflecting on a cheaper option i could have used. This train option you mentioned seems to be a cheaper option...

Way cheaper, just ask around, and you would be directed. Though this is the essence of this thread to share ideas of saving travel cost

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Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by coconuthead(m): 4:08pm On Jan 14
@OP, am scheduled to leave Abuja for Virginia on March 26 to return April 9. I'd like to have some adventure considering it's my first international travel experience. Could you recommend how I can maximize this opportunity?
Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by Saintp(m): 4:39pm On Jan 14
kagari:
Also this

Whenever you booking flights most especially Ethiopia airlines, from an agent going to Asia or middle east, make sure the airlines ( both Local and international ) partnering( code sharing) with Ethiopia airways can lift you, don't be carried away by cheap fare

Other airlines like Kenya airways, Rwanda also fall in this category

Please what do you mean by code sharing? I want to travel to Toronto, how can I get a cheaper flight?
Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by kagari: 5:21pm On Jan 14
Saintp:


Please what do you mean by code sharing? I want to travel to Toronto, how can I get a cheaper flight?

Codesharing means two or more airlines partnering on one flight

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Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by kagari: 5:22pm On Jan 14
coconuthead:
@OP, am scheduled to leave Abuja for Virginia on March 26 to return April 9. I'd like to have some adventure considering it's my first international travel experience. Could you recommend how I can maximize this opportunity?

Tourism or visiting?

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Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by coconuthead(m): 8:47pm On Jan 14
kagari:


Tourism or visiting?

Official assignment but will be adding some days for vacation
Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by HokageTravels: 10:10pm On Jan 14
coconuthead:
@OP, am scheduled to leave Abuja for Virginia on March 26 to return April 9. I'd like to have some adventure considering it's my first international travel experience. Could you recommend how I can maximize this opportunity?

Few airlines travel from Abuja, if you are looking for travel experiences, you can choose to book flights that will make long stop overs enroute Virginia, USA. Although the problem with that is, being a first time Traveller, dealing with all the checking in, connecting flights might be confusing for you. But it will greatly help with the travel experience. Some long flights will require hotel reservations in some cities, note that Sone cities require transit Visa and some don't. Be sure to know if you will require one.

You can also Google beautiful places to be at Virginia, USA. Here is a link to a site https://www.thecrazytourist.com/17-most-beautiful-places-to-visit-in-virginia/.

Don't limit yourself to Virginia alone, go to Washington, New York( the big Apple), chicago, California and the rest.

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Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by kenevision(m): 10:51pm On Jan 14
@kagari, can you help me with flight fares from Lagos to Vienna, Austria. A return ticket through Ethiopian airlines from 15 June to 9 July.

Any possibly cheaper airline, route will be just fine.

Tag me when you reply please
Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by kagari: 11:42pm On Jan 14
coconuthead:


Official assignment but will be adding some days for vacation

Since its official assignment I would advice your point of entry should be as you stated, I could work out a pocket friendly holiday plan for you around or outside your city of intent
Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by coconuthead(m): 7:11am On Jan 15
kagari:


Since its official assignment I would advice your point of entry should be as you stated, I could work out a pocket friendly holiday plan for you around or outside your city of intent

Outside of the city will be better. Thanks
Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by kagari: 9:18am On Jan 15
coconuthead:


Outside of the city will be better. Thanks

The closest city that would catch your interest should be new york city, approx 7 - 9 hours train ride from Virginia.

I do advice train rides to any other means because it gives you an opportunity to see a city or place from different angles.

You could easily get a train ticket once you done with your official duty,

There are lots of places to visit and take relatively good pictures and have good time in new York but few worthy of mention are

1. Statue of liberty

2. Times square

3. Empire state building

4. Boat tours

5. City park

Etc

Hope this helps, feel free to ask me whatever sir

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Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by kagari: 9:29am On Jan 15
kenevision:
@kagari, can you help me with flight fares from Lagos to Vienna, Austria. A return ticket through Ethiopian airlines from 15 June to 9 July.

Any possibly cheaper airline, route will be just fine.

Tag me when you reply please

There isn't a cheaper fare for that route, there are direct flights to Vienna : Ethiopia air and KLM but Ethiopia is the cheapest but KLM has the shortest travel time of approx 10 hours plus stop over.

A rough idea of the fare cost for Ethiopia is around 334 000 on the average.

Hope this helps

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Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by kagari: 10:16am On Jan 15
HokageTravels:


You would have to state the days you wish to travel and return so it would be easier to help

This is actually not a ticketing thread.

Hope you had a lovely weekend
Re: Tweaking Your Travel Routes and Time For Cheap Fares/budget travel by coconuthead(m): 5:57pm On Jan 15
kagari:


The closest city that would catch your interest should be new york city, approx 7 - 9 hours train ride from Virginia.

I do advice train rides to any other means because it gives you an opportunity to see a city or place from different angles.

You could easily get a train ticket once you done with your official duty,

There are lots of places to visit and take relatively good pictures and have good time in new York but few worthy of mention are

1. Statue of liberty

2. Times square

3. Empire state building

4. Boat tours

5. City park

Etc

Hope this helps, feel free to ask me whatever sir

Very helpful.

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