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Debbie6221
01-21-2008, 08:35 PM
I am sure this has been asked a bizillion times but could you guys tell me what day you think is the best to book a flight (cheapest). I hate missing a deal!

When you go through Expedia or Priceline or places like that you can't hold a flight right?

What are we doing?
01-21-2008, 08:50 PM
This article
http://soundmoneytips.com/article/15113-tip-for-best-purchase-time-of-airline-tickets

Says that the best time is Wednesday from midnight to 1 am (in the airline's home base time zone). They used AARP as a source. I can confirm that it is in the very early morning because my parents have a friend that books his airline tickets at 3am because that's when the seats are released for the airline he likes to fly.

Debbie6221
01-21-2008, 08:58 PM
Wow..I don't know if I can pull that off!!! Thank you though.

Debbie6221
01-22-2008, 12:22 PM
Wow..... waiting until today screwed me. ORD to PHX went up $35.00 a flight! My DH is gonna kill me since he told me to book last night. Now I debate about waiting until tomorrow?? I hate these decisions!!!!! I have a stomach ache!

Not so Dumbo
01-22-2008, 12:35 PM
Wow..... waiting until today screwed me. ORD to PHX went up $35.00 a flight! My DH is gonna kill me since he told me to book last night. Now I debate about waiting until tomorrow?? I hate these decisions!!!!! I have a stomach ache!

Don't worry, just keep watching them there is a good chance they will come down again. I watched Northwest airfares for two weeks for my mom to fly down in May. They changed daily. The highest usually on the weekends, lowest either on Monday or Wedsnesday.

luvmylittleboy2003
01-22-2008, 12:53 PM
I also did the same thing, was looking for airfare (frontier and southwest) from sdf to las one night, found a great rate, thought I would wait until the next morning to book (because it was late and I was tired) and it jumped by 60 bucks :scared1: , now I'm waiting again, hoping they will come back down. :sad2:

Debbie6221
01-22-2008, 02:24 PM
I wonder if the rates were down yesterday because it was a holiday and I should have nabbed them! I did call today and put a fare on hold in case it goes up again!!!!!! I guess they can still up my price though can't they. Well at least I would have the flights. I hate the pressure playing this game!

ceecee
01-22-2008, 04:08 PM
This article
http://soundmoneytips.com/article/15113-tip-for-best-purchase-time-of-airline-tickets

Says that the best time is Wednesday from midnight to 1 am (in the airline's home base time zone). They used AARP as a source. I can confirm that it is in the very early morning because my parents have a friend that books his airline tickets at 3am because that's when the seats are released for the airline he likes to fly.

SIL told me the same thing. I happened to be online at 2:00 am one morning and decided to check, got a great deal, but I was so sleepy! The next morning I thought I just had a dream:laughing: !

Debbie6221
01-22-2008, 07:31 PM
SIL told me the same thing. I happened to be online at 2:00 am one morning and decided to check, got a great deal, but I was so sleepy! The next morning I thought I just had a dream:laughing: !

Did you do this recently?

Anyone know where US Airways is based????

Debbie6221
01-23-2008, 09:06 AM
OK the price stayed high today:headache: and it's a Wednesday! I am so bummed I didn't book on Monday now. I could have save $33.00. Now I don't know when it will be too late to get the flights. Should I just book it tonight? I have a flight on hold via the phone until midnight. Maybe their price went down over night?? Doubt it. I am bummed.

ceecee
01-23-2008, 09:11 AM
Did you do this recently?

Anyone know where US Airways is based????

It was last July or August when I booked and it was with Airtran (only direct flight in our airport now). USAirways are based in Charlotte I believe.

Debbie6221
01-23-2008, 11:24 AM
Thanks. I think I am going to be paying the extra $33 tonight...I am getting nervous.

Debbie6221
01-23-2008, 04:29 PM
I also did the same thing, was looking for airfare (frontier and southwest) from sdf to las one night, found a great rate, thought I would wait until the next morning to book (because it was late and I was tired) and it jumped by 60 bucks :scared1: , now I'm waiting again, hoping they will come back down. :sad2:

Have you had any better luck??

luvmylittleboy2003
01-23-2008, 06:14 PM
Have you had any better luck??

Hi
I just rechecked again today and they did drop back down, but, still not as cheap as before :headache: . I'm just going to hang tight and hope for the best :wizard:. I hope I don't regret that decision :scared:.
Edited to add: Not sure if you have ever checked out this sight, but, I like it. Here ya go:
http://www.kayak.com/

luvmylittleboy2003
01-24-2008, 01:32 PM
What did you end up doing?

snomofinn
01-24-2008, 02:03 PM
I did the same thing your doing. I booked our Disney package through Disney Travel and I usually add on flights through them. This year I wanted to use my American Airline vouchers that I have. I checked 2 weeks ago, I could of gotten a round trip from Chicago to Orlando for 4 people for $500.00 including my vouchers!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stupid me.....my husband said just to wait a few weeks..for what???? I just booked our flight through American, the cheapest I found was $1300 for the 4 of us!:mad: :mad: I was so stupid not to book as soon as I found the deal! GRRRRRRR. Just book it as soon as you find the deal you want... Disney travel's price would of been $1600 for the 4 of us for air, so I guess I saved a bit if you look at it that way??:confused3

Debbie6221
01-24-2008, 07:20 PM
What did you end up doing?

I am going to book the higher fare tonight. Monday was $277 tonight is $310...Could be worse but it still pisses me off!

Hi
I just rechecked again today and they did drop back down, but, still not as cheap as before :headache: . I'm just going to hang tight and hope for the best :wizard:. I hope I don't regret that decision :scared:.
Edited to add: Not sure if you have ever checked out this sight, but, I like it. Here ya go:
http://www.kayak.com/

Thanks for the link....

I did the same thing your doing. I booked our Disney package through Disney Travel and I usually add on flights through them. This year I wanted to use my American Airline vouchers that I have. I checked 2 weeks ago, I could of gotten a round trip from Chicago to Orlando for 4 people for $500.00 including my vouchers!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stupid me.....my husband said just to wait a few weeks..for what???? I just booked our flight through American, the cheapest I found was $1300 for the 4 of us!:mad: :mad: I was so stupid not to book as soon as I found the deal! GRRRRRRR. Just book it as soon as you find the deal you want... Disney travel's price would of been $1600 for the 4 of us for air, so I guess I saved a bit if you look at it that way??:confused3

OMG :scared1: I would puke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.musclemagazine.com/bb/images/smilies/puke.gifI feel for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:hug:

Debbie6221
01-24-2008, 08:17 PM
:sad2: I did it. I booked through hotwire and now I won't look back!:headache: I made myself feel better by telling myself I will get $20.00 back from hotwire with an Entertainment coupon. Oh well!