A friend and I are coming to Taiwan to teach and are looking for the cheapest plane tickets possible. Does anyone here know of any great airlines that I may be overlooking? We’re flying out of Minneapolis, MN late June, and the peak-season tickets I’ve found so far are a little daunting. Also, any advice for a refundable one-way out of Taipei for Visa purposes would be very appreciated.
From MSP, your options are limited, due to NW’s stranglehold on the market. Looking in Sabre, I can see that the simplest option is NW MSP-DTW-TPE… availability is awfu, and likely expensivel.
Have you tried going to your local chinatown and inquiring in the travel agencies there? Pick up your local chinese/asian immigrant newspaper and contact travel agencies there. It’s helpful.
For the dates I have to travel, I paid $1220 for my ticket, but it’s on UA, which makes me happy. EVA and China Airlines (nonstops out of SEA, my home) were really expensive, and only Asiana was coming close, price-wise.