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Flights to ft meyers

middletown
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Flights to ft meyers

I have been searching for flight to Ft Meyers from Hartford, Ct and they are starting at close to $600.00 and above. I am on several fare watches and nothing lower than around $550. Southwest is only booking until 1/4/13. Anyone have any suggestions.

I AM LOOKING FOR FLIGHTS THE BEGINNING OF MARCH.

Thanks.

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1. Re: Flights to ft meyers

check out the Punta Gorda Airport? closest after RSW and check out Tampa or Miami.

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2. Re: Flights to ft meyers

Here's a few of my favorite airfare sites you might want to check

http://www.cheap-flights.to/

http://www.google.com/flights/

http://www.kayak.com/

This is also an interesting read. Basically they say booking so far ahead will get you an expensive flight and you're best waiting until its a bit closer which seems right about your scenario.

consumerist.com/2012/06/five-tips-from-a-del…

Also, you're looking in the middle of high season. Probably has some effect on the price there too.

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3. Re: Flights to ft meyers

PS: Flying to Tampa or Miami is almost never a good idea. By the time you figure in the extra 5-6 hours of drive time, fuel cost (and rental if you weren't going to rent when you are here anyway) most of our visitors find that it really only saves them very little if anything, and they'd rather have the extra time to enjoy their visit.

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4. Re: Flights to ft meyers

I heard that checking flights on a Tuesday is best because that is when flight rates are lower. It's worth a try.

If you can find a flight into Tampa for much less, then it is worth driving the 2.5 hours each way to Fort Myers Beach. You won't spend $200 in fuel. It would cost you a full tank of gas for a round trip drive from Tampa to Fort Myers beach and you would only be spending an additional $40 for fuel.

Just as a point of reference, we have a family member flying down to Tampa from Boston on Southwest in December and their rate was $269.

Since you said that Southwest isn't booking out past January right now, maybe wait until a couple more months and wait for their schedule to open for March flights and maybe their rates will be lower than what you are finding.

Hope this helps.

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5. Re: Flights to ft meyers

I will keep checking sites. I know southwest had a flight for $287 but travel had to be completed by 12/31.

I have all my alerts set up. I will try Tampa.

Thanks.

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