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Budget travelers benefit from search engines' scattershot approach
Budget travelers benefit from search engines' scattershot approach

Question: I'm going to Europe this summer. I will buy a Eurail pass, so I don't care what major city I land in. I just want the cheapest fare. But some search engines allow you to see only one city at a time. I have now filled out five different city alerts for price notifications, and my mailbox is filling up fast. What's available? Donald Davis Oakland Answer: The low-fare-anywhere strategy is a smart one. Airfares to the Big Three — London, Paris and Rome — are $1,404, $1,341 and $1,429, respectively, in the summer high season, according to Kayak.com, less than last year but high enough to put the ouch into buying airfare. Blame fuel costs and demand,...

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