Prices On Airfare

prices on airfare
  • the fare charged for traveling by airplane
  • The price of a passenger ticket for travel by aircraft
  • (Airfares) An airliner is a large fixed-wing aircraft for transporting passengers and cargo. Such planes are owned by airlines.
  • A fare is the fee paid by a passenger allowing him or her to make use of a public transport system: rail, bus, taxi, etc. In the case of air transport, the term airfare is often used.
  • determine the price of; "The grocer priced his wares high"
  • (price) monetary value: the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold); "the fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver"; "he puts a high price on his services"; "he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection"
  • (price) the amount of money needed to purchase something; "the price of gasoline"; "he got his new car on excellent terms"; "how much is the damage?"
  • Decide the amount required as payment for (something offered for sale)

Ever since June, my parents have been urging me to travel to France. My mom especially. They've even offered to pay for the airfare along with some of the potential expenses. Even though I thought I knew their motive, I initially said yes and accepted their offer. Since then, I've had second thoughts about it and have been holding off on booking the actual ticket. We have some family friends in France. Though we don't keep in constant contact with them, we are fairly chummy with each other. Last year, their youngest daughter came to visit for about a month and a half. They trust my family and my family trusts them. My mom has been approaching me about their meeting eldest daughter for quite some time now. Allegedly, her parents have been asking about me (along with the parents of another daughter). In a mother's eye, I guess I'm at that age where I'm suddenly a popular conversation piece and commodity. I'm not against the idea because to me, their motives are inconsequential: for me, it's a free trip to Europe. I'm very glad and appreciative for the fact that they are willing to pay for my trip, but I don't think I can. The idea of spending their money for my own leisure, even if they insist upon it, doesn't sit well with me. I've said as much. And when they continue to tell me that the money is not a concern for them, they miss the point. I told my mom to just save her money over dinner, "Maybe you can replace our carpet with hardwood panels or something?" I could've calibrated my words differently as she got really irate. "So you didn't think about spending money when you spent those thousands of dollars for all those times you've gone to Hong Kong?" All I could say was "Well, that was then." There's probably not much else I could say when the intention is just to accuse me of something. My dad spent the entire day looking at air fare prices from SFO to Charles De Gaulle on Kayak. Sometime in the evening, he cornered me into his room. This time, I told him clear and concisely, "I'm not interested in going." They weren't very happy. I think my dad is more understanding when it comes to seeing my perspective on things. In a lot of ways, we've faced some of the same choices and decisions at my age. I don't tell him much, but I just have the hunch that he gets it. Ironically, I speak most freely with my mom even though she is also the one I have the most difficult time with in getting to understand to me. There are two things that I absolutely cannot stand: contradictions in passing judgment on others and blatant hypocriticism. When these two things are involved, I become very bull-headed and will want to confront it head on. I want to show them how contradictory they are. It's probably this attitude which keeps me from seeing the intentions underneath people's words. My gut feeling is that it's not really about the girl in France or about the money. When I told her that I was going to take care of my friend's cat while they are on vacation (and they go on a lot of vacations) again, my mom sounded annoyed and disappointed. "Why do you always have to house-sit and take care of your friend's pets while they go on vacation all the time?" she said, most likely thinking that I'm wasting my limited twenties away. She's probably right. I am. But it's something that I want to rectify on my own. Parental sixth sense? It's probably cliche (but unfortunately, not every parents would care for this), but they just want me to be happy. I do a good enough job of of wandering the halls with a blank face, falling asleep while watching the news on television late in the afternoon, staring passively at my computer screen, looking despondent as I'm getting ready for work, that it's painful for them to see. I told my dad, "I'm just that kind of person." Am I really though? I don't think I'm ready to dive in deep with them. Until then, I guess I should smile more often at home.
4x6 Istanbul Flier
4x6 Istanbul Flier
Interested in going? Contact me. (Pre-press version of what will be printed on the back of the card) Istanbul Photo Tour 2010 November 18th - 29th Impossibly huge 1500 year old basilicas or the largest shopping mall in Europe, decadent Turkish baths or posh exclusive nightclubs, Istanbul is loaded with an abundance of historically significant buildings, happening restaurants, clubs, bars and galleries. It truly has something to offer everyone. The city's world renowned cuisine, nightlife and shopping contrasts perfectly against the backdrop of Ottoman architecture, ancient Roman ruins and dramatic landscapes and are just a few of the things that make this city such a celebrated center for culture and diversity. Your introduction to the city will begin with experienced guides who know and love Istanbul inside and out. After a few days of discovering the "must-see" attractions and familiarizing yourself with the city and the culture you will be given the opportunity to make your own adventures, explore some of the lesser-known destinations, partake in the one of the city's many culinary delights or perhaps just unwind in a cafe on the Bosphorus. Don't worry, wherever your destination may be, we'll be there to point you in the right direction. Trip will include: * Airfare from Tulsa International Airport to Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey. * Shuttle service to and from airport to the hotel. * Ten nights in the newly renovated Seraglio Hotel in the Historic Sultan Ahmed district with breakfast served daily. * Four days of professionally guided tours with bus service and two outings with yours truly plus photo instruction from at least one professional photographer. Outings will include tours or stops at Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Irene, Dolmabahce Palace, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Galata Tower, Princess Island, Rumeli Fortress. This is subject to change depending on weather and our daily schedule. * A boat tour around the Bosphorus strait. * Turkish Museum Card which grants the cardholder access to over 300 museums, ruins and ancient sites spread all over Turkey * Istanbul Survival Kit which includes a Turkish phrasebook, a city guide and tear and weatherproof map. One person in a single bed room - $2600 One person sharing a double room with travel mate - $2300 $1100 required to secure airfare and reservation. Due to seat availability and price fluctuations with the airlines, prices are subject to change. If the fare increases, you will only be charged the difference in the cost of the plane ticket.

prices on airfare