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Old 01-22-2013, 02:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Flight Frustration!!

Of course when the ticket prices went down, I was short the $ in the bank. Two days letter, when I had the $, prices went up over $500. Now I'm having trouble finding flights for a decent price! How long should I put it off?
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I guess it depends on when you are flying. If it is still 3 or more months away I would wait and watch it every day to see if it goes down. But if you are going within a few weeks you might just have to pay the higher price. Call AAA and see if there are any deals on flights thru them.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Flying out April 13, back April 19.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I hate the the air fare game. I'm planning on buying air fare at the end of the month and every other day it seems to go up and down by $90+. If I were you, I'd decide how much you're willing to pay based on the trends you've seen and then keep an eye on it for a couple of weeks, but don't wait too long or you might be out of luck. We sometimes use the online fare watchers to get an idea of the trends too, and that seems to help make up our minds.

Oh and my best advice is once you do decide to buy - don't look back lol. Unless there is a significant drop warranting the aggravation of trying to possibly get a credit, it will just drive you nuts knowing you could have potentially paid less.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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We have awhile till our trip but are watching the prices as well. I agree with the dont look back once you book it. Nothing worse than getting your tickets and then the price goes down.
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Wishing you good luck getting the flights you want at a good price.
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Where are your flying from? That is school vacation for most up here in the northeast. Prices are relatively high. We have vacation the week after and I booked the day Southwest released their flights (even though we didn't go with them) back in October. The flights have done nothing but increase in price. Wishing you luck finding something you are comfortable paying.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Where are your flying from? That is school vacation for most up here in the northeast. Prices are relatively high. We have vacation the week after and I booked the day Southwest released their flights (even though we didn't go with them) back in October. The flights have done nothing but increase in price. Wishing you luck finding something you are comfortable paying.
We are flying from Syracuse/Ithaca/Elmira (whatever ends up working best). Our kids have break April 1-5. We aren't leaving until the 13th. Southwest doesn't fly out of any of the airports near us.
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SOLVED! We are flying in late on Thursday, so added room only. Saved over $500 by doing it this way. Who would have thought. And this gives us and extra 3/4 of a day of fun!
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:04 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Still waiting to see what southwest flights will be for our dates in Aug. Daughter is wondering if US air will lower prices once sw price comes out. I get a bit nervous though waiting since seats are being filled up already for the am flight told here they are already booked back to seats19.
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Still waiting to see what southwest flights will be for our dates in Aug. Daughter is wondering if US air will lower prices once sw price comes out. I get a bit nervous though waiting since seats are being filled up already for the am flight told here they are already booked back to seats19.
I think finding/booking flights is the hardest part of planning any vacation!
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There was just an article on Yahoo about this and it was saying to get a good price not to book to early. I think that is fine waiting for flight if you can be flexable about time leaving and how many seats you need. If it were just Hubby and I would be easier to get seats closer to date maybe less expensive, But going to Disney we want to fly out first thing in the moring to be in the parks that day, and with our group we need 10 seats keeping the kids with us so dont want to wait till a few weeks out to do it. If Southwest would just open up another 2 weeks on there schedule so we could check thoes prices. I am really thinking they are going to be the same as US air ones.
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So sorry to hear that, its very frustrating! Hope everything works out fine
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There was just an article on Yahoo about this and it was saying to get a good price not to book to early. I think that is fine waiting for flight if you can be flexable about time leaving and how many seats you need. If it were just Hubby and I would be easier to get seats closer to date maybe less expensive, But going to Disney we want to fly out first thing in the moring to be in the parks that day, and with our group we need 10 seats keeping the kids with us so dont want to wait till a few weeks out to do it. If Southwest would just open up another 2 weeks on there schedule so we could check thoes prices. I am really thinking they are going to be the same as US air ones.
We are the same way with wanting to fly out first thing and be able to spend time at the parks that day. Don't want to lose a minute!
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