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disney_5
06-26-2011, 10:01 AM
I am trying to book a flight for August from Boston to SFO and I am having a hard time with the price. The dates are somewhat flexable (around Aug 1 to Aug 15) but it needs to be a flight with no stops. I checked using Kayak and the cheapest price was $541 on Jett Blue. Are there other websites I can check for cheaper airfares? We fly at most once a year so I don't realy know where else to check besides kayak and travelocity. Any other websites to check would be helpfull.

pigletto
06-26-2011, 10:18 AM
Try Bing Farecast (Just google it). It's just like Kayak. What it does that Kayak doesn't though, is it will show you the trends for the flights on a graph and then make a recommendation on whether to buy now or wait. It analyzes the data and predicts if it will go up or down in price.
I saved a small fortune using it when we only had about 6 weeks to book a flight last year. It suggested I wait with 85 % odds that it would go down. I liked the percentage so I waited and the following Tuesday I saved a bundle over what I had almost paid.

MichelleinMaine
06-26-2011, 10:54 AM
It appears there are only four airlines that do BOS>SFO nonstop- United, Virgin America, JetBlue, and Continental. You may want to sign up for those airline's fare alerts (or "like" them on Facebook- often a way to find out about sales.)

lost*in*cyberspace
06-27-2011, 03:51 PM
It's going to be expensive for tickets in August. I would book as soon as possible. The price you found looks about average for what I found. Try

http://matrix.itasoftware.com/

http://www.expedia.com

Of course, you should also check the website of whatever airline you want to fly.

You could also experiment a bit with the dates.

njmom47
06-29-2011, 08:40 AM
http://www.bookingbuddy.com/

There are flights for under $400.00 per person; not sure of the details. And usually fares posted on Tues/Wed are cheaper.

lost*in*cyberspace
06-29-2011, 09:23 AM
http://www.bookingbuddy.com/

There are flights for under $400.00 per person; not sure of the details. And usually fares posted on Tues/Wed are cheaper.

I checked out this website for the dates indicated by OP - 1-15 August and found no fares under $400.00 per person, even before taxes.