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Thread: How to get to Malaga (starting at DFW)?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Fort Worth, TX
    We just booked a timeshare for the week of 29-DEC-07 through 05-JAN-08. We got an amazing rate; so it was hard to turn down...but, now, I'm trying to figure out how to get myself, husband, and two kids to Malaga (AGP)!

    The flights on AA (my airline) are okay, as of today, from DFW-MIA-MAD...but, then, is it easiest to take a train from Madrid?

    Also, alternatives for getting there and back?

    Does anyone here work for either BA or IB and can offer advice? It looks pretty easy to get between LON and DFW on those dates - but then how to get to/from AGP?

    Thanks in advance for any advice!


  • #2
    Senior NonRev Correspondent
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Best bet for simplicity ,at the moment, is to fly AA DFW-LHR and connect to BA6984 down to AGP ... BA flight is wide open at the moment ( you might make the BA6982 if the AA is very early but I wouldn't rely on it ). Use Gatwick if you have to but be aware that the coach transfer to LHR is about USD 40 pp. Arriving into LHR and transferring to Europe means that you pay the lowest rate of UK departure tax ... USD 20 pp ( rather than USD 80 ).
    I would avoid the UK ( if you can ) on the return as you'd be paying the higher departure tax to get to the US.
    Best bet would be to look at the loads on your flights into the US from Europe and see which has the best availability and then see how to get there from AGP.... you can get to most European capitals from AGP.
    Also be aware that the 5th is on the weekend when the loads are generally higher ... if you can afford the time it might be just as cheap to stay an extra day or two and then return back after the weekend on a more direct routing ... say AGP-CDG-DFW for example.
    Let me know if you need any more info.

    P.S. Knowing Spains reputation ... make sure that the timeshare is actually built before you leave !!!

  • #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Lisa - from DFW you can take AA to LHR by connecting through ORD/JFK/MIA/LAX/BOS and then take BA6984 to AGP. Just leave enough time to connect through Heathrow as you'll need to change terminals. Another option is to fly AA or Iberia from the US to Madrid. Then take an Iberia flight to AGP.

    On the return, if you connect from Europe through LHR/LGW, you can avoid the GB departure tax by having the agent mark you as a through (T) traveler in Sabre. That'll keep the NRSA system from deducting the tax out of your pay check. Just present your OA boarding cards to the AA agents. Make sure you save those for later in case they mess up and you need to claim a refund.


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