I just received an E mail from a friend of mine from Chicago.
“I want to track in Nepal this fall, I live in Chicago and when they enter Chicago to Kathmandu on the vayama.com booking engine (link) I am getting airfares of $1893 and up. Help!”
Do not despair, you can break the fare and save a bundle on Airline Tickets to Nepal and other South East Asian destinations.
How does one break the fare?
If you find that the cheapest airfare to any south East Asian destination is too high, use this trick of the trade: Search for the cheapest airfare to a south East Asian Hub airport like Bangkok. Vayama.com offers airfares from Chicago, New York and Los Angeles to Bangkok from $670 roundtrip including all taxes.
Break the airfare in Bangkok and save:
From Bangkok to Kathmandu, the Vayama.com website offers airfares from $554 plus taxes on Jet Airways via Delhi or on Thai Airways nonstop. I wanted to fly nonstop from Bangkok to Kathmandu so I selected the cheapest one on Thai Airways for $679 total including taxes. Add this to the Chicago to Bangkok airfare and the grand total is: $1349. That is almost a $500 saving from the $1893 airfare from Chicago to Kathmandu if I didn’t break the fare in Bangkok.
Go Native and save even more:
I could have saved even more if I had waited to arrive in Bangkok to purchase the Bangkok to Kathmandu roundtrip airfare locally. Sometimes it pays to call a local agent in Bangkok to buy the ticket for the local fare for further savings.
Now You Try it: Let me know how much you saved by breaking the fare in one of the world’s hubs.