Chart: How much can you save with student travel agencies?

April 08, 2010
Fares from Washington DC:

    Even if travel agencies specializing in student airfares don't always have the absolute lowest fares, their fares do come with more lenient fare rules, such as better refund policies and fewer restrictions. Here, several route and date scenarios compared (standard travel agencies vs. student specialists):

    Travel Agency

    Route

    Dates

    Price

    Airline

    STA Travel/Student Universe

    NYC-LONDON

    July 8-22nd

    $935

    Virgin Atlantic

    Expedia

    NYC-LONDON

    July 8-22nd

    $678

    Aer Lingus

    STA

    HOU-Kathmandu

    May 8 -22nd

    $1161

    Qatar Airways

    Expedia

    HOU-Kathmandu

    May 8 -22nd

    $2004

    Qatar Airways

    STA

    LAX-Buenos Aires

    June 8-24th

    $1011

    American

    Student Universe/Expedia

    LAX-Buenos Aires

    June 8-24th

    $947

    Taca

    STA

    BOS-Johannesburg

    May 6-20th

    $1631

    British Airways

    Student Universe

    BOS-Johannesburg

    May 6-20th

    $1612

    British Airways

    Expedia

    BOS-Johannesburg

    May 6-20th

    $1248

    KLM

    British Airways

    BOS-Johannesburg

    May 6-20th

    $1666

    British Airways

    STA

    SFO-NYC

    May 19-26

    $359

    United

    Student Universe

    SFO-NYC

    May 19-26

    $271

    Frontier

    Expedia

    SFO-NYC

    May 19-26

    $265

    Frontier

    STA

    NYC-MIA

    May 20-26th

    $293

    American

    Student Universe

    NYC-MIA

    May 20-26th

    $226

    United

    Expedia

    NYC-MIA

    May 20-26th

    $204

    American

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