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Hope someone can help. What price should I expect to pay for an August flight to Seattle from Orange County (Los Angeles area) with stopover in Portland then back to Orange County?

Currently it runs almost $875 for two for the multi-city trip and I am not sure if I should buy now or wait a while.

BTW we are commited to that timeframe with timeshare reservations.

Thank you for any tidbits that will help!
 

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Hi Cathy,

I just checked Alaska Airlines for a Multi-City flight for you. Leaving from Long Beach airport (LGB) to Seattle (SEA) nonstop on August 4th, then a week later flying Seattle to Portland (PDX) on August 11, then Portland back to Long Beach nonstop on August 18th. Selecting the least expensive flights in all three cases gave a final cost of $615 for two, including taxes.

I have no idea whether those dates are even close to your flight days, but that shows "real" numbers, as of a few minutes ago.

Hope this helps,
Dave
 

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I don't know which airlines you are checking, but have you tried pricing it with Southwest? I know you won't be able to see August yet, but could at least get an idea of what the fare would be now.

Well, forget that. I just found this on the Southwest website:

Published scheduled service between (Seattle - SEA) and (Portland - PDX) will be discontinued on 01/06/2012.
 
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Didn't think about Long Beach ...

Hi Cathy,

I just checked Alaska Airlines for a Multi-City flight for you. Leaving from Long Beach airport (LGB) to Seattle (SEA) nonstop on August 4th, then a week later flying Seattle to Portland (PDX) on August 11, then Portland back to Long Beach nonstop on August 18th. Selecting the least expensive flights in all three cases gave a final cost of $615 for two, including taxes.

I have no idea whether those dates are even close to your flight days, but that shows "real" numbers, as of a few minutes ago.

Hope this helps,
Dave

Dave: Thank you for alerting me to check Long Beach. Our dates are close to your guess: Lv 8/5 for SEA, ferry to Victoria and back, then lv SEA to Portland (Depoe Bay) on 8/11, then back to home on 8/15. Because of my hubby having early dementia, I am trying to stay with non-stops for less stress. I'll pencil out Long Beach for my dates.
 

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Luanne

I don't know which airlines you are checking, but have you tried pricing it with Southwest? I know you won't be able to see August yet, but could at least get an idea of what the fare would be now.

Well, forget that. I just found this on the Southwest website:

Published scheduled service between (Seattle - SEA) and (Portland - PDX) will be discontinued on 01/06/2012.

Wow, that's a surprise! I was avoiding Southwest because from SNA we had to make a plane change. Thank you for replying!
 

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Cathy, you could also try Southwest up and back, and use Alaska (or whoever) for the SEA to PDX leg. Also, if you book a miles-plus-cash thing, you can get a lower cost and use some air miles, if you have some available. It might help bring down the cost.

Dave
 

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Dave: Thank you for alerting me to check Long Beach. Our dates are close to your guess: Lv 8/5 for SEA, ferry to Victoria and back, then lv SEA to Portland (Depoe Bay) on 8/11, then back to home on 8/15. Because of my hubby having early dementia, I am trying to stay with non-stops for less stress. I'll pencil out Long Beach for my dates.

Cathy,

A couple other options for you...

First of all, you could consider the Amtrak from Seattle to Portland. It is a nice trip and very low stress. Also, if you are looking at Long Beach, remember that Jet Blue is an option from Seattle.
 

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One other thought. Are you going to be renting a car? Had you considered driving from Seattle to Portland (about a 3 hour drive). It might almost be quicker than flying when you consider how far ahead of the flight you need to check in.
 

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The Alaska/Horizon flights from SEA to PDX allow you to use the express lanes at security; i.e. it's the same as the first class line. You still go through security, but you can cut ahead of the line. It's also a beautiful flight if you are flying during the day. Get a seat on the left side for a view of the mountains.
 

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I have also checked one-way fares lately for trips. They used to be more expensive but lately they're cheaper.
 
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