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Any cheap airfares from Marrakech or Casablanca to Madrid...

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Any cheap airfares from Marrakech or Casablanca to Madrid...

We would be potentially interested in flying to Madrid from Marrakech or Casablanca.We are trying to figure out if there are any inexpensive airfares available. We would consider flying somewhere close and then going back to Madrid, if there are any suggestions.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Any cheap airfares from Marrakech or Casablanca to Madrid...

Unfortunately, there are no budget airlines operating between Morocco and Spain - yet. Spanair will start flying early next year, but that doesn't help you much, does it?

The only airlines flying between Marrakech and Spain are Royal Air Maroc, Iberia and Air Europa. Apart from promotional periods, none of them is exactly a bargain.

To find fares, visit their websites:

www.royalairmaroc.com

www.iberia.com

www.air-europa.com

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2. Re: Any cheap airfares from Marrakech or Casablanca to Madrid...

Thanks. We are currently researching all options.

The market is very interesting. We really only want to fly out of Morocco to Madrid, to avoid 2 long days of traveling, with the kids.

However, we have discovered that it is actually cheaper to fly round trip to Morocco, from Europe, than it is to fly one way out of Morocco. In many cases, it is also cheaper to fly round trip to Europe, from Morocco, than to just fly the one way.

The exception to this rule is Atlas Blue. However, they don't fly to Madrid. We tried to figure out transportation back to Madrid, from another city that Atlas Blue flies to, but this would add additional expenses.

We are now deciding if we want to rearrange the trip to fly in and out of Madrid...

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3. Re: Any cheap airfares from Marrakech or Casablanca to Madrid...

You will find that it is almost always cheaper to book a return ticket, except on no-frills airlines.

Why not get a return ticket US-Madrid-Marrakech? I know Continental used to have some good deals on that, not sure if they still do that. You'd fly Madrid to Marrakech on Royal Air Maroc as part of that package.

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4. Re: Any cheap airfares from Marrakech or Casablanca to Madrid...

We already purchased round fare tickets to Dublin and on to Spain.

But, we went ahead and rearranged things and snuck in on a promotion from Iberia. We booked it this afternoon when my husband noticed the price on the website had increased by more than $400, for the four of us. However, they were already holding a tentative phone booking for us, so we were able to get the lower rate.

We feel that we were very lucky...