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2 Little Mermaids
02-28-2012, 02:58 PM
Checking flights (as always on Tues. after 3pm) looking for the new deals, when Delta went from $281- $419 per person round trip. Kicking myself for not getting them at $281 but thought 7 months out is still early and was hoping the prices would come down a bit. Now I'll happily pay $281, if they drop again. Or is that their plan? Oh Delta you sneaky buggers!

antmaril
02-28-2012, 04:21 PM
I know!!! My friend and I decided to go in mid-April and we waited to buy until this afternoon because Tuesday at 3:00 p.m is usually the best time to buy -- NOT!! Went from $281 to $419 - YIKES! Sure hope the fares go back down. We are not going to pay $419 to fly from Detroit to Orlando. We just won't go.

ashmarie06
02-28-2012, 04:51 PM
I purchased our plane tickets yesterday, because i'm terrified of what gas prices will be in August, so that took out driving, and I figured if gas prices go up, so will plane ticket prices. I got two tickets nonstop from Columbus to Orlando for 499.20. :worship:

Good Enough for me.

I hope you find something! *pixie dust*:hug:

deakam
02-28-2012, 04:52 PM
$419 pp----jeepers---you could drive for less than that. Even taking 2 days and paying for a hotel room. Even if gas was $5.00 a gal.

jlewisinsyr
02-28-2012, 05:35 PM
7 months out is really far for booking flights unless it's Thanksgiving or Christmas week.

2 Little Mermaids
02-28-2012, 05:38 PM
We are flying out of detroit as well. Normally fly AirTran from Flint but they were more than Delta and no more direct flights. I was so tempted to by the tickets yest. but thought is was too early. So hoping they go back down. Thanks for the pixie dust.

SmallWorld71
02-28-2012, 08:04 PM
I hear you! I am heading to FL in April and when I looked at tickets there were about $350. When I then had the $ to buy them a few weeks later, they had skyrocketed and are now at $650+ per person!:scared1:Sheesh! We're flying from Boston, not the North Pole.:laughing: Since I couldn't pay those prices, even if I wanted to, I'm pretty sure we're going to rent a car and drive. It'll be about $900 for 5 people instead of over $3000.

Good luck to everyone looking.:goodvibes

Carina
02-28-2012, 09:06 PM
Frontier went up $90 pp ONE WAY yesturday Waaaaa!

I am really worried about booking. September is really far away - but when you look at closer dates they are high too.

Is conventional wisdom going to apply this year when Oil prices are so 'in the news'?

That is the Million Dollare Question

And even though I am looking at Southwest (now that frontier is so high) it's a moot point that I could get a rebate. I would not be booking another flight within the use-by date.

SkaGoat
02-28-2012, 09:58 PM
Here's hoping they come down a bit, planning a trip in November, not only did the price jump, but the number of actual flights dropped. It's still early to book, but I'm scared now, it's almost doubled.

Blessed_wth_Triplets
02-28-2012, 10:13 PM
I hear ya! I bought our tickets a few weeks ago...got nervous as they weren't going down. Ended up paying $270 for four and $320 for two....almost double what we've paid the last five years out of DTW. Looks like our annual trip may turn into an every other year trip.:(

NYtoFLA
02-28-2012, 11:34 PM
I think everybody took it on the chin this week jetblue upped their rate 70 bucks a ticket for NY to Orlando from stewart hoping for discount code for march

budbeerlady
02-29-2012, 01:05 PM
We have been watching also for October. I usually buy 5- 6 months out. The most I have ever paid is $179rt, this year everything is running $260-270. I cannot pay that much for our family. Good luck!

DisMN
02-29-2012, 01:20 PM
Checking flights (as always on Tues. after 3pm) looking for the new deals, when Delta went from $281- $419 per person round trip. Kicking myself for not getting them at $281 but thought 7 months out is still early and was hoping the prices would come down a bit. Now I'll happily pay $281, if they drop again. Or is that their plan? Oh Delta you sneaky buggers!


Your location is listed as Canada. I'm in northern Minnesota and I haven't seen $419 in about 5-6 years. How were you even getting that price? (great price to me!) LOL
Right now I'm looking at $720 per person. Makes me gag.

mommy.foster.6
02-29-2012, 03:15 PM
Your location is listed as Canada. I'm in northern Minnesota and I haven't seen $419 in about 5-6 years. How were you even getting that price? (great price to me!) LOL
Right now I'm looking at $720 per person. Makes me gag.


omgosh are you serious? wow we would never fly anywhere at that price! I'm in northwest upper corner of iowa, but we are driving to fly out of des moines to orlando in april and ended up getting our tickets at 211 a piece RT. I was really worried for awhile, i looked in jan and they had great prices like 180pp RT but we didnt have the money to buy yet and when i did they had skyrocketed up to 350pp. I waited another week and frantically bit my nails lol.....and luckily it went back down! i bought through expedia, we are flying delta.

2 Little Mermaids
02-29-2012, 04:15 PM
To DisMN

I live in southwestern Ontario, only 1 hr north of Detroit. So I was looking at flights out of Detroit to Orlando. Delta has 5 direct flights a day from there. The past 4 years I've paid $180-200 return per person. Here I wasn't happy with $419 let alone $281. I could not even imagine $720 per person.

TLSnell1981
02-29-2012, 06:23 PM
Delta is cutting routes, and jacking up fares. I have NEVER seen the likes of this. No early or mid morning flights and prices fluctuating (daily) between $450 and $700. :crazy2:

js
02-29-2012, 06:43 PM
What do you guys think I should do? I know you are waiting but do you think it will go down as you get closer? I always book when I know I'm going away and usually have to wait for the air to open and usually get around $200 - $300 R/T from EWR to MCO. I just booked EWR to FLL for Memorial Day weekend for $239 R/T, which I thought was great. That price came out on a Saturday morning and by noon, it was back up.

I am going to Disney August 26-September 3.
We do not want to be flexible with our outbound flight on time. Early morning/afternoon either from EWR or JFK and we must come home to EWR since my dh's car will be there (he and my ds will be flying in after us (my mom and me). The least expensive flights I can find run $400 per person.
My dh keeps saying we should book now since he fears they will just keep going up but I'm just not sure. What would you guys do?

TLSnell1981
02-29-2012, 07:04 PM
I don't know, what to tell you. Normally, prices go down, especially if the flights are empty. Instead, they are completely cutting flights.

DisMN
03-01-2012, 12:06 AM
To DisMN

I live in southwestern Ontario, only 1 hr north of Detroit. So I was looking at flights out of Detroit to Orlando. Delta has 5 direct flights a day from there. The past 4 years I've paid $180-200 return per person. Here I wasn't happy with $419 let alone $281. I could not even imagine $720 per person.


Ahhh thanks. I knew there had to be an explanation. LOL Like you I sure hope the prices go down but......................

antmaril
03-01-2012, 08:05 AM
The rates went back down. Check again!

I bought my tickets today for $281. Not the greatest price, but certainly better than $420, which was insane.

GottaGetToDisney!
03-01-2012, 01:27 PM
Yep, we're in the exact same boat! We've been obsessively watching the DTW-MCO airfare with Delta since it was released. The lowest price so far has been $281 and we decided to wait.

Two days ago, it took a crazy leap up to $365, then just two hours later it was up even farther to $419!!! The next day it was at $307, now it's back down to $293. We were just discussing if we should grab it at $293, but even that seems insanely expensive for my family of four!

Spirit now has it's prices out for Oct. and it's at $259, but when you add on all of their extra prices it comes out to well over $300 per ticket.

This is really stressing me out! :sad2:

KissMickey4U?
03-05-2012, 08:22 AM
The prices went back down guys and I snatched them up for $281 the minute they did. Flying delta from Detroit. I was hurt also when they shot up to $419 for mid April... So I hope some of u got them when the price went back down on last Friday:dance3:

GottaGetToDisney!
03-05-2012, 11:01 AM
Bit the bullet and purchased our tickets for $281 per person. It absolutely killed me to pay that much money, but my TA advised me to get it while the gettin' was good and I'm just relieved that the stressing out is over with! :thumbsup2

Brian Noble
03-06-2012, 08:31 AM
For non-stop flights on the weekends, that's not a bad price at all. There has been so much consolidation and capacity reduction that "what you used to pay" has no bearing on fares that you should expect to pay now. For example, Southwest and AirTran are no longer competitors, so that removes one of the price pressures at DTW, and Delta has cut one or two of their daily MCO flights out of the DTW schedule.

rynosmom
03-06-2012, 09:55 AM
We have already booked our flight for Christmas. We paid $279 PP round trip. When I 1st looked about 3 weeks ago the flight was $250PP I looked 3 days later and it jumped to $500+. yesterday I looked and they dropped to $279.

carrie6466
03-06-2012, 05:47 PM
What do you guys think I should do? I know you are waiting but do you think it will go down as you get closer? I always book when I know I'm going away and usually have to wait for the air to open and usually get around $200 - $300 R/T from EWR to MCO. I just booked EWR to FLL for Memorial Day weekend for $239 R/T, which I thought was great. That price came out on a Saturday morning and by noon, it was back up.

I am going to Disney August 26-September 3.
We do not want to be flexible with our outbound flight on time. Early morning/afternoon either from EWR or JFK and we must come home to EWR since my dh's car will be there (he and my ds will be flying in after us (my mom and me). The least expensive flights I can find run $400 per person.
My dh keeps saying we should book now since he fears they will just keep going up but I'm just not sure. What would you guys do?

We're going 9/15 - 9/22 flying out of JFK on JB. I'll tell you this. The day the flights were released, they were about $138 JFK/MCO and $118 for the return. Same flights now $231/$178. Unfortunately for me I didn't buy them that first day. Lucky for me I bought them at a higher price 2 days later, because if I was looking at them now, I'd probably be thinking about driving. The EWR flights were higher than the JFK ones. If they'd been cheaper I'd have flown out of there.

LauraLouLovesPooh
03-06-2012, 05:50 PM
So glad I booked them when I did, I have a feeling the prices are going to go even higher! With gas prices increasing it wouldn't surprise me. Luckily I had a credit I had to use and my Dad got them to somehow wave the $150 rebooking fee and I paid $89 round trip for my ticket this September. My DBF wasn't so lucky and had to pay $326.50 for the same flight. YIKES!! We almost didn't book because of the high prices but when free dining came out we couldn't resist!! :cool1: