Subject: Getting to Palermo, Italy
Greetings fellow Ziners,

I am looking for some advice on the least expensive but reliable way to get from Seattle to Palermo Italy. The return trip would be from Rome to Seattle.

Using the usual Internet resources I have found fares ranging from $1350 to $2400. The lowest fare comes with VERY tight connections times, for example, 45 minutes in Rome between my arriving flight and the departure to Palermo. Even an on-time arrival may have me running about to make that one.

Any suggestions for how to do this?

My instincts are telling me to book the cheapest round trip early arrival to Rome that I can find, and simply pay Alitalia $460 to fly me to Palermo.

Paul Near Seattle