I was mentioned in a recent Bloomberg news article – which began by noting that a nonstop airline ticket from New York to Paris on the first weekend in May actually cost less than a nonstop to Omaha, Nebraska – the scene of Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder meeting.
You know, the event that some refer to as Warren Buffet’s “Woodstock for Capitalists”.
However, the picture the reporter painted was a little dark for me – so I’m going to give some advice: if any of you financial wizards out there still want to go, but worry about the cost – here’s one of my Top Five Secrets to Finding Cheap Airfare:
Don’t fly nonstop.
Yes, even corporate titans might want to follow this rule because if you can endure even a single stop, the hefty $1,422 economy nonstop fare cited in the article can easily turn into a very cheap one-stop flight from NY to Omaha for just $263 roundtrip total. And I just found that flight this morning (and the one below) on FareCompare’s When-to-Fly Flight Finder.
You say you must fly nonstop? Okay, here’s a cheap nonstop, NY to Omaha, for just $402 total.
In the article, I point out that when seats are selling out, prices go up – but apparently they didn’t all sell out; and the article does note that fares can and do change – boy, do they ever! And I’ll add that shopping starting on Tuesday afternoon is a smart thing to do – in fact, it’s one of my Cheap Airfare Secrets (because Tuesdays are when you often see a flurry of sales).
Of course, a lot of this will be moot for some BuffetFest participants – those arriving on their private jets.