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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Jordan
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Hey everyone!

It's finally time to buy a ticket to fly for my hubby's interview.

When I have visited in the past, I have booked directly with the airline. But as I look now, some of the 3rd party sites like expedia, cheapo air, etc seem cheaper.

I would like to know if anyone else has used any of these sites and if the experience was good or bad.

Thanks!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Nicaragua
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I would use those sites, but since I primarily use AA to book my flights to Nicaragua I always look @ the special discounts or perhaps special deals they might have on certain days. Check with your primary airlines website directly THEN cheaptickets/expedia, etc.. they give you a side by side comparison of all airlines. :)

Cheaptickets.com I believe is a rather good site to check... see if that works after you check your airlines website.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Jordan
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I would use those sites, but since I primarily use AA to book my flights to Nicaragua I always look @ the special discounts or perhaps special deals they might have on certain days. Check with your primary airlines website directly THEN cheaptickets/expedia, etc.. they give you a side by side comparison of all airlines. :)

Cheaptickets.com I believe is a rather good site to check... see if that works after you check your airlines website.

Thanks! Trying to save all we can on my ticket so that if we don't AP, he can fly home with me!

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Zimbabwe
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kayak.com is the best! I always find the cheapest flights there.


Married - 3/12/10

AOS Filed - 5/13/10

Biometrics received - 6/5/10

Biometrics done - 6/9/10

RFE Received 6/10/10

Touched - 6/7/10, 6/16/10, 6/17,10 (all)

RFE delivered - 6/29/10

Resumed processing - 6/30/10

EAD Production Ordered - 7/2/10, 7/8/10, mailed 7/15/10

Touched - 7/6/10, 7/8/10 (485, 765)

Touched EAD - 7/16/10

EAD Received!! - 7/17/10

Interview - August 30, 8:45- Approved!

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Morocco
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travel.bing.com is pretty cool because it gives you all of the airline's prices and searches all the 3rd party sites at the same time.. I notice that the prices on Expedia and Priceline and stuff are usually only a few bucks cheaper than the airline, and if there's any problems with flight cancellations or changes, they're legendary for not telling you and becoming unavailable when you need help... so I usually book with the airlines.. Paying 10-20$ more is worth the peace of mind, to me..

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jamaica
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01/06/10 - Got Married

AOS from F-1 visa (2 months 2 1/2 weeks or 82 days)

04/14/10 - Sent AOS Package

04/26/10 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

05/16/10 - Biometrics letter

05/19/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

07/07/10 - Interview Appointment in Philly- July 7 @ 11:05 am APPROVED

07/19/10 - 2 YEAR Green Card received

Removal of Conditions (9 months 1 1/2 weeks or 285 days)

04/08/12 - Eligibility date

04/19/12 - Sent ROC Package

04/26/12 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

05/17/10 - Biometrics letter

05/24/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

01/25/13 - APPROVED- ROC card production ordered

02/05/13 - 10 YEAR Green Card received

Naturalization (5 months 2 days or 155 days)

04/15/13 - Eligibility date

06/07/13 - Sent Package

06/20/13 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

06/27/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

07/05/13 - Interview letter sent/In-line notification

08/14/13 - Interview scheduled in Philly @ 1:30 pm APPROVED

11/07/13 - Oath Ceremony

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http://www.skyscanner.com/

I just found this the other day while looking for flights from CZ to the USA. It doesn't actually book anything for you, but it links to the best prices to book on your own. It seems to find better options than any of my "normal" search engines...


06/18/10 Married

08/12/10 - Day 0 - Mailed I-130, I-485, I-765 (USPS Express Mail)

08/13/10 - Day 1 - Delivery Confirmation at USCIS Chicago Lockbox

08/20/10 - Day 8 - Electronic (E-mail/SMS) confirmation of acceptance/NOA issued for I-130, I-485, I-765

10/09/10 - Day 58 - EAD (I-765) case visible online, others still not showing up.

10/21/10 - Day 70 - Spoke to 2nd-tier support, got a "referral" opened on the biometrics appointment (as in, why isn't there one yet?)

10/29/10 - Day 78 - Biometrics appt letter received (scheduled for November 18 in Alexandria)

11/04/10 - Day 84 - Successful Walk-In Biometrics at Alexandria, VA

11/04/10 - Day 84 - Email/SMS notice of "Card Production Ordered"

11/09/10 - Day 89 - Email/SMS notice of "Card Production Ordered" (same text, same everything, just a second notice)

11/12/10 - Day 92 - Email/SMS notice of "EAD Approved"

11/12/10 - Day 92 - Received EAD card in mail (same day as notification of approval, no other snail mail notices)

12/07/10 - Day 117 - AOS Interview letter received (scheduled for January 10, 2011)

01/10/11 - Day 153 - AOS Interview complete - verbally approved, but we're not believing it until the card shows up.

01/14/11 - Day 157 - Electronic (E-mail/SMS) notification of approval of I-485

01/15/11 - Day 158 - Received notice of I-485 approval in mail

01/18/11 - Day 161 - Received Green Card in mail!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Jordan
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I like to use Orbitz....I also search Kayak.

Cheaptickets doesn't include Royal Jordanian in their list.

Also, if you adjust the dates by a day or two, it can sometimes make a huge difference. I adjusted the ticket date by two days and saved almost 500.00.

Royal Jordanian does't fly to the states everyday either...that is something else to keep in mind.


Waiting.....Waiting....waiting....waiting....and more waiting..........

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
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Also, remember when you are shopping for plane tickets to delete you cookies and seach history on your computer every time you go in to look. This will save you a lot of money, these type of websites know your looking for airfare and everytime you go to their site it recognizes your computers address and will increase the fares on you, not by much but by $10-$20. I learned this when shopping for tickes to Peru.


Brian & Isa

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
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I have heard it's wise to shop for tickets on a Tuesday :blink:


01/2006 - Filed k1(1st time)

04/2006 - Interview (1st time) denied

Waited, waited...... no review

06/2009 - Filed k1 (2nd time)

09/2009 - NOA 2 approved

12/2009 - Interview (2nd time) APPROVED! VISA ISSUED

02/2010 - Arrived USA

04/2010 - Married

AOS Timeline

4/19/2010-Sent to Chicago Lockbox

4/26/2010-Received texts and emails 7th day

4/30/2010-Received NOA's(Hardcopies) 11th day

5/3/2010-Received ASC appointment notice(mailed 4/29/2010)14th day

5/7/2010-Walk-in Biometrics done(2 weeks earlier)18th day

5/13/2010-Case transferred to CSC

6/2/2010- Case received/resumed at CSC

6/18,6/22,6/23 AOS touches

6/28/2010- EAD production and touch on AP

6/29/2010-AOS APPROVED

7/2/2010- 2nd update on EAD production and touched on AP....

7/6/2010- Received "Welcome Letter" and AP document

7/12/2010-Received GREEN CARD and EAD

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