From time to time I see the more experienced members here, referring to air-fares... and how it is cheaper to fly from / into different airports. How do you guys do that?
In the past I have always just bought a ticket from Melbourne to Los Angeles, and never bothered to check cost, or whatever, as I just choose fly Qantas. Well, probably because up until now, I have always flown with frequent flyer points. But that is no more.
At present I am trying to research four one-way flights, and am blowed if I can work out how to do it. I am not bound by fixed dates. These are approximates....
20 / 25 March - Melbourne to Los Angeles or Vancouver or Seattle
6 / 10 July - Boston to Melbourne
16 / 20 July - Melbourne to Boston
Sept / Oct - Los Angeles to Melbourne.
I had planned just to book a return trip - March to Sep, Melb - LA. Then in July, when I plan to give my grandson a holiday in his father's place of birth, book a return trip from Boston to Melbourne. But it seem I am not able to do so, as one has to exit the country on the same ticket as used for entry.
So what sites do you guys use, and how do I go about finding affordable flights. When I went on a local website which is supposed to find the best deals, and put in Melb - Seattle for both a one way trip and a return trip, the one way trip was more expensive than the return trip.
I am really trying to avoid having to go to a travel agent. Any advice??