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Dayton, Ohio
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I was just wondering if anyone had any advice about when it is best to purchase flights. We are strongly considering this destination for our honeymoon in August. Right now the flights from Columbus Ohio are about $1100 per person. I was just wondering if anyone had any knowledge as to if this was a good price or if I should wait to see if it goes down? Thanks

Lisbon, Portugal
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1. Re: Flights?

I think that from the States, direct to Açores, you only have SATA, so the prices are not very flexible. And even if you fly to the mainland and them to Açores there are not many options. Try an agency specialized on the destination, example http://tourazores.com/about/

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2. Re: Flights?

I'm trying to to figure out the same thing. I did discover that SATA flies non-stop from Boston to Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel. The prices are very reasonable. i was looking for July and they were under $500. That seems like the way to go.....I can get a flight from NYC to Boston for about $150. I did initially want to visit the mainland initially as well but I might just focus on a a couple of island and save the mainland for another trip.

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3. Re: Flights?

Check out SATA airlines and Azores specials.

You "can" fly other airlines but it will probably cost you more and it will certainly take you longer to get there (fly to Europe/Lisbon then to Azores) But SATA will be directly there.

Prices can vary greatly with SATA so you'll want to be flexible when checking out the dates/prices ahead of time.

Algarve, Portugal
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4. Re: Flights?

Also check out Sata flights from Toronto, prices may differ.

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5. Re: Flights?

try www.sata.pt. its a great way to see flight fares with data international.

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6. Re: Flights?

I found that booking the flights separately is less expensive. For example it is cheaper for me to book my flight from michigan to Boston separate from my flight from Boston to ponta Delgada; rather than michigan to ponta Delgada.

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