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nefritz
03-09-2011, 02:36 PM
I have been going back and forth on airfare for two weeks, well after a big spike Monday they are the lowest I've seen them in 7 years!! I'm looking at RT from Omaha, Ne to MCO for 138$ a person!! Total $1000 with taxes and fees for six people!!! Woohoo, not too mention this finally was the point that Hubby agreed on trip:)

disneymotherof3
03-09-2011, 02:49 PM
What airline is that with?

nefritz
03-09-2011, 03:03 PM
United, but all have dropped back down!

JenVi
03-09-2011, 03:05 PM
Wow. That is really cheap. I booked airfare last week and was thankful to get 3 tickets for $1175. We are flying into Ft. Meyers and staying with my in laws and then going to Disney and then back.

Jen

nefritz
03-09-2011, 03:07 PM
Yes we did Naples last year and flew into Fort Meyers which was a little over 400 a piece:(

extremesoccermom
03-09-2011, 03:10 PM
I know it is crazy. I was watching and waiting for ours to go down. While talking to DH on the phone about maybe switching days a little the price on SWA went from 89 to 150. After seeing on the news yesterday about the expected price jumps I dicided to book the 150 for the trip there and 174 for the return. When I got home DH tells me he was looking at SWA for his friend also traveling around our days and asked if 114 was good? I argued that he was wrong it was 174. Turns out he was right. We now have a 250.00 credit for a future trip (which I was not planning until this).

hopemax
03-09-2011, 03:30 PM
Glad I looked at this thread. Just saved $20 on my May flight to MCO on SWA. Not a lot, but every little bit counts. We are going to visit DH's parents in June, and we haven't booked yet, so that's a bit of credit toward that at least.

SnowWhite33
03-09-2011, 03:35 PM
I just checked SWA out of Louisville, our flights have gone up for the 2nd time since I bought our tickets. No bargains here, glad I bought them a couple of weeks ago.

eeyorethegreat
03-09-2011, 03:37 PM
I just checked a flight from PHL to MCO (in late June) It was $138 last week went up to $150 so I decided to buy before it went up more. I saw t his thread thought maybe I could rebook and get a credit. Still $150 for that flight date.

Momma2PrinceNPrinces
03-09-2011, 03:40 PM
What airline is $138 from Omaha??? The cheapest I've found from St. Louis is on SWA, and it did go down today. It was $150 each way yesterday, and now $89 there, $114 return. We're still planning on driving unless something changes.

1hero2princesses
03-09-2011, 03:47 PM
wow our flights are way up on SWA. about 25 dollars each way and I just bought them last week.

rvchat
03-09-2011, 03:51 PM
I have been going back and forth on airfare for two weeks, well after a big spike Monday they are the lowest I've seen them in 7 years!! I'm looking at RT from Omaha, Ne to MCO for 138$ a person!! Total $1000 with taxes and fees for six people!!! Woohoo, not too mention this finally was the point that Hubby agreed on trip:)



REally? not here. what month is that for?

thebeesknees
03-09-2011, 03:55 PM
Just checked our SWA flights after reading this and they went up a total of $120 pp since we bought them last month. Glad the OP got a bargain, though!

loganpaulsmom
03-09-2011, 04:01 PM
I booked our flights months ago from BOS to ORL. and got $168 round trip.. I was just thrilled.. The same flights for May.. $567..:scared1:

mwatson011
03-09-2011, 04:07 PM
Well, we debated driving vs. flying out of Philly in August, and a few days ago it was $918 for 4 RT nonstop tickets on US Airways. Today those same flights are $1,806. I guess the debate is over.:scared1:

Piecey
03-09-2011, 04:18 PM
I bought flights to FLL last week and they're the exact same price. PIT-FLL, nonstop, $189/pp. over Labor Day.

I bought a flight for DH last week, too, and we paid $315. It's $447 now... Pittsburgh-San Diego, over Memorial Day weekend. Eeek! Glad we booked last week.

Sarah_Rose
03-09-2011, 04:32 PM
Darn! I bit the bullet and booked Alaska Air at $110 each way for our Disneyland half marathon trip, last weekend... today it's down to $77 each way.

Oh well, I win more often than I lose in the airfare lottery... if I hadn't booked when I did, it would have gone up to $200 each way. :lmao:

FLCyndi
03-09-2011, 04:37 PM
I also have been checking airfare for the last couple weeks from Florida to Texas-AA took a big drop last night. $104 on way & $127 back. Cheapest I have seen lately-booked this morning.

mafibisha
03-09-2011, 05:21 PM
Okay, I just tried to find out how to change a SW fare . . . how do you do it? I seriously can't find the place or where to do it.
Help Please! :confused3

poochie
03-09-2011, 05:37 PM
SW end of June has dropped down to $ 174 since Sunday. I thought it would go down Tues & Weds but no. I did book on Sunday though, But if they drop I so am contacting SW for a credit which I can use for our flight back home. :goodvibes

Pooh_Friend#1
03-09-2011, 05:50 PM
I just checked on SW for my May trip from DEN to Midway and it went up in price. It was $125 and now it is $149. Darn, should have booked a few days ago.

gerberdaisy1234
03-09-2011, 06:06 PM
Okay, I just tried to find out how to change a SW fare . . . how do you do it? I seriously can't find the place or where to do it.
Help Please! :confused3

If you mean it is now cheaper...unless things have chaneged...You cancel your current flight. You will then have a credit. You purchase your flight at the new price and apply credit using your confirmation number. You will have a credit of the difference with 12 months to use that credit.

Hope that helps.

Darcy03231
03-09-2011, 06:06 PM
I booked BOS to MCO last month at $84 each way. I checked earlier this week and the same flights were up over $200 each way. They're now at $189 each way, so although they came down a little, they're still more than what I paid.

extremesoccermom
03-09-2011, 07:39 PM
Okay, I just tried to find out how to change a SW fare . . . how do you do it? I seriously can't find the place or where to do it.
Help Please! :confused3
I went through my confirmation email because I had to use my phone (internet was out). On the right hand side toward the middle of the page below the ads for cars and hotels is a link that says change flight. Click on that then click on each person, Continue to search for the new flight and click accept.

happiestever
03-09-2011, 09:22 PM
I just bought tickets yesterday and prices went up 80 pp.

marie1203
03-09-2011, 11:04 PM
I checked our flights and prices had gone up. We booked it in January for $100 pp roundtrip. Right now is $300 pp!

montyzee
03-09-2011, 11:12 PM
I bought 2 tickets round trip from CA to MCO for September and it was 351$ each, prices went up 20$ since then, and keep rising. Glad i bought them when i did

Planogirl
03-10-2011, 12:20 AM
The lowest I found for mid June from Dallas is $374. I rarely see a bargain from Dallas to Orlando.

paedisney
03-10-2011, 06:35 AM
We booked DEN to MCO at $331 for our trip in July. Now it is up to $381! We usually do not spend over $250. What is happening to the prices?

eeyorethegreat
03-10-2011, 06:54 AM
I also have been checking airfare for the last couple weeks from Florida to Texas-AA took a big drop last night. $104 on way & $127 back. Cheapest I have seen lately-booked this morning.

I think it depends on the airport too. The flights I was looking at were from PHL and their lowest rates were over $300 Some over $400 one way. Then the first class were well over $1000 one way I can't imagine:eek:

DizzyFORDisney
03-10-2011, 08:20 AM
Our flights (PHL to SLC) and (LAX to PHL) are still WAY more expensive than when we purchased them!! (back in Dec!!).

Soooo glad the hubby bought them when he did! There are 6 of us!!

Donaldswife
03-10-2011, 09:02 AM
I have been going back and forth on airfare for two weeks, well after a big spike Monday they are the lowest I've seen them in 7 years!! I'm looking at RT from Omaha, Ne to MCO for 138$ a person!! Total $1000 with taxes and fees for six people!!! Woohoo, not too mention this finally was the point that Hubby agreed on trip:)

I remember your post on Monday, I'm glad it went down for you! :goodvibes
I hope you booked it right away before they jump again. Have a great trip. :)

Nik's Mom
03-10-2011, 09:16 AM
Our flight to Los Angeles went up since we booked two weeks ago. I'm glad some of you are getting better deals though. Jump on them while you can though.

csharpwv
03-10-2011, 10:10 AM
We are glad we bought back in December for our May trip!
When we bought it was $119 per per - round trip from Charleston, WV to MCO on Airtran.

It was just over $800 for 7 of us - now those same tickets would be well over $3,000!!!!!

I just wish they would standardize pricing to turn a good profit and get rid of this crap of airfare going up and down on a daily basis - it's maddening!

For those of us who are budget saavy we end up investing countless hours checking prices, monitoring prices, and spending time in a total state of confusion about whether to buy now, buy later, or just give up and drive!!! :lmao:

McKclanof6
03-10-2011, 04:16 PM
For those of you who are flying out of Boston, what airline are you using? Thanks!

Piecey
03-10-2011, 05:00 PM
We are glad we bought back in December for our May trip!
When we bought it was $119 per per - round trip from Charleston, WV to MCO on Airtran.

It was just over $800 for 7 of us - now those same tickets would be well over $3,000!!!!!

I just wish they would standardize pricing to turn a good profit and get rid of this crap of airfare going up and down on a daily basis - it's maddening!

For those of us who are budget saavy we end up investing countless hours checking prices, monitoring prices, and spending time in a total state of confusion about whether to buy now, buy later, or just give up and drive!!! :lmao:

Wow, thats cheap! We've flown CRW-MCO on AirTran twice and never got it that cheap. :thumbsup2

mwatson011
03-10-2011, 05:12 PM
I just got PHL to MCO in August round trip for 4 ppl leaving on SAT returning on THURS for $754 TOTAL thru DISNEY! WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is actually cheaper than we were budgeting to drive!!!!!!

Owishingonastar
03-10-2011, 07:46 PM
that is an amazing deal

csharpwv
03-10-2011, 07:59 PM
Wow, thats cheap! We've flown CRW-MCO on AirTran twice and never got it that cheap. :thumbsup2

I started to say CRW to MCO - but I figured everyone would say... CRW??? Where in the WORLD is that???? HAHAHA

I'm so glad to know that there is another Dis'r from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia! :banana:

ChiCat
03-10-2011, 09:47 PM
I found airfare today for less than 200 bucks to Boston for the weekend of the Red Sox vs Cubs, I'm soooo tempted! It's not nonstop but they aren't terrible times or layovers.

KELLY
03-11-2011, 08:34 AM
Back on 2/14 I was able to get 4 flights out of Manchester Nh to Orlando for 665.00. My Dh didn't even believe me. I thought for sure we would be paying around 1200.00 and then bag fees on top of that.

I went in right after I booked and the price went way up on the departing flight. Now the same flights are 1480.00.

elainesj
03-11-2011, 02:38 PM
I fly from DTW to MCO. I bought my tix for my Jan trip on Cyber Monday - my Delta tix dropped from the $300pp it had been for a while to $150 pp roundtrip.

WOOOHOOO...I jumped on that awesome deal asap. Moral of the story....jump when you see a good deal. If you know the average price, then you'll know when a good deal pops up.

I just signed up for an airfare watching site that notifies me when prices drop. I'll have to see how that works out :)

E

Darcy03231
03-11-2011, 05:49 PM
For those of you who are flying out of Boston, what airline are you using? Thanks!

I'm going down on SW and back on AirTran. Its just me and my mom, so we'll each take a carry on bag and we'll check on larger bag. Actually, we'll probably check all of it on the way down and just the one bag on the way back.

ExPirateShopGirl
03-11-2011, 06:07 PM
That's less than what you'll pay for decent seats at Fenway!


I found airfare today for less than 200 bucks to Boston for the weekend of the Red Sox vs Cubs, I'm soooo tempted! It's not nonstop but they aren't terrible times or layovers.