Thursday, July 3, 2008

Crazy Ticket Prices

So today I got an email from my director saying that I have to use my balance days before 1st Jan 2009 or they will expire. The reason being behind it is that I have 70 days in my balance.

I called my cousin in Canada and asked him that I am planning to visit him next month for 2 weeks and from there we will go to Las Vegas and LA. After planning it all with him I decided to check the tickets online. To my surprise I was shocked to see the prices. There is nothing less that KD 600 - KD700 on economy class. Emirates was KD 765. Thats way too much for a ticket to Canada as I have been there a lot of times before.

Then I was like let me go to Malaysia and spend 2 weeks there. I was shocked the ticket to Malaysia is KD450.

OMG!!!! whats this sudden crazy increase in prices?? I did a bit of research and got to know that all this hike in prices is because of the increase in prices of petrol and not to forget its kinda peak season too.

Now the question is where do I travel next? I mean I don't mind spending money for traveling but spending that much on a ticket is just way too much.

19 comments:

Grey said...

I say drive to Lebanon ....

Feminist™ said...

LOL i agree with grey !!
or shfeeha el q8 stay here ;p

Ruby Woo said...

Well it is summer and you're flying to the U.S, so that pretty much sums the fact that the ticket is so damn pricey!

iRise said...

Ekhhh... ticket prices are way to expensive!!! There is a new airlines coming out in January called "Al Wataniya"... I'm sure they'll have great prices to promote their airlines. Can you wait till next year? Hehe...

..::Amu::.. said...

grey: not a bad idea :)

feminist: mmm everyone is traveling,,,i dont want to stay back :)

ruby woo: welll but this is too much ://

irise: hehe then i wont have my leave :D

Darya said...

70 days? huh? i once had a collegue who had 125 days leave balance...basically he hadn't taken a day's vacation in 4 years


my sis just recently booked her ticket to canada and if i remember correctly she said it was 300 sth

Darya said...

check out:

http://www.klm.com (to Vancouver it's KD335)

or http://www.lufthansa.com (to Toronto return is KD360


I paid KD 125 to Malaysia in May :D hehehe :D
See, this is why i hardly ever travel during peak season...it's not only the prices but the cities themselves are very crowded

..::Amu::.. said...

darya: in my office people have 250+ days but they have just got this new rule all of a sudden :? which sucks big time...

btw the tickets are Lufthansa return KD720 with tax!

Feminist™ said...

la 5ala9 dont go ,, im here :P

Zi-One said...

ana agool go for it walaw enja '3alya el tathkera ,, jaw el kuwait ma ysa3ed enek teg3ad fiiha ;p

Harlow said...

kil shay '3ali madri lesh il ziyada il ydeeda 3ayal. :[

Big Pearls said...

How about turkey? on al jazeera?

OutOfReach said...

I got my ticket online a month ago :P
going to paris and netherlands:D see the prices were low back then i think 230 kd something like that and we are leaving at the end of this month cant wait :P
(Le paradis, C'est le ciel de paris)
why dont you join us , I love Europe and mmm check the KLM airlines the prices are convenient there

..::Amu::.. said...

feminist: loooooooool

zi-one: I will see :PpP

harlow: adry :(

big pearls: thats a gr8 idea..thankss...i will look into that :D

outofreach: mmm nice one can i come??

powder said...

get ur FB back :@

Anonymous said...

beside high fuel prices its the peak time for travel now so the prices is much higher than the rest of the year ..You should'v booked earlier like 2 months b4 traveling u will get low prices

PaLoMiNo said...

t3aal ma3ay broo7 lebanon than to spain next week ;-]

PaLoMiNo said...

i'll hide u in my suitcase 3ashaan ma tdfa3 ;pPpp

ĐǻñĎõøðñ said...

i agree...the prices are pathetic!!

i got my ticket to new york for 800KD on AA because kuwait airways were fully booked, even though they were at 670KD!!