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Four today. If I didn't get it that time I was thinking about just giving up until tomorrow.

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Hey all. Barring the unforeseen, the fam is going to (finally) be going to Europe this year for a few weeks. I really don't travel enough to know the best sites for flights. There are so many anymore and I'd rather not waste my time with some of them that are sketchy. Recommendations to use/stay away from? Flying KC to Salzburg. TIA.
 

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Hey all. Barring the unforeseen, the fam is going to (finally) be going to Europe this year for a few weeks. I really don't travel enough to know the best sites for flights. There are so many anymore and I'd rather not waste my time with some of them that are sketchy. Recommendations to use/stay away from? Flying KC to Salzburg. TIA.

I generally just use Google.com/flights. It gives you an idea of how it is currently priced compared to average. You can also set alerts so it will email you when the price changes and you can try to hit it at a lower point.
 
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Hey all. Barring the unforeseen, the fam is going to (finally) be going to Europe this year for a few weeks. I really don't travel enough to know the best sites for flights. There are so many anymore and I'd rather not waste my time with some of them that are sketchy. Recommendations to use/stay away from? Flying KC to Salzburg. TIA.
Good for you!!!
We'll be across the pond in late May; doing a river cruise on the Rhine from Amsterdam to Basil, then spending several days in Lucerne afterward. We'll wave.

For flights, I usually use Orbitz. Very user friendly.
 

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Thanks for the guidance. I've used Travelocity in the past with luck. Lately, they haven't seemed as reliable for some reason. I actually used a co-worker's travel agent last summer. She was able to find me a better rate than what I found, but it left me feeling that I didn't look in the right places.

I need to get everything planned to a T because, despite having the trip planned, I'll still have to be convincing my wife that it's a good idea until we are actually on the plane. It's like CMC trying to hold onto a verbal commit for a year.
 

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Picked up some Danish butter cookies at Aldi. They are severely underrated.
 

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Thanks for the guidance. I've used Travelocity in the past with luck. Lately, they haven't seemed as reliable for some reason. I actually used a co-worker's travel agent last summer. She was able to find me a better rate than what I found, but it left me feeling that I didn't look in the right places.

I need to get everything planned to a T because, despite having the trip planned, I'll still have to be convincing my wife that it's a good idea until we are actually on the plane. It's like CMC trying to hold onto a verbal commit for a year.

How is your Covid requirements research going? I think I have all the forms for France, but we can't go into Germany or Spain at this time due to US....

I've had a lot of fun making a wish trip, but what is bothering me is where to get the health pass and airfare pricing is horrible.
 

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I will say; the French government websites are really good and they do have a website for pharmacies that can provide the health pass. Just how does that relate to leaving the airport and heading to XYZ with the need to pickup the pass first.
 

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Thanks for the guidance. I've used Travelocity in the past with luck. Lately, they haven't seemed as reliable for some reason. I actually used a co-worker's travel agent last summer. She was able to find me a better rate than what I found, but it left me feeling that I didn't look in the right places.

I need to get everything planned to a T because, despite having the trip planned, I'll still have to be convincing my wife that it's a good idea until we are actually on the plane. It's like CMC trying to hold onto a verbal commit for a year.
Make sure all three of you are fully vaccinated and be prepared to do testing 48-72 hours prior to departure. and possibly during your trip if you cross national borders.
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Yup. And we just booked another Viking for Feb/Mar 2023 that goes from Auckland around the southern coast of NZ, over to the southern coast of AUS, then up the Gold Coast, thru the Coral & Timor seas to Komodo & Bali. Really excited about that one - we were starting to plan it for our 25th anniversary but life, Covid, and major wildfires in Australia) got in the way. So, we'll be going a month or so after our 29th. :)
 

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How is your Covid requirements research going? I think I have all the forms for France, but we can't go into Germany or Spain at this time due to US....

I've had a lot of fun making a wish trip, but what is bothering me is where to get the health pass and airfare pricing is horrible.

I'm still in the early stages of it all. I have a TON of things to look through right now.

I just got my booster last Thursday and wife and daughter should be getting theirs within the next few weeks. My daughter's HS cancelled classes Friday due to the outbreak affecting 10% of the students and 20% of the teachers/subs. I'm hoping things calm down in the next few months or I have a feeling this trip will have to get moved. :(