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ssawka
03-25-2012, 10:49 AM
For all you JB frequent fliers. JB is releasing their next batch of tickets today. Do you think it is better to buy today when it is first released or wait for mid-week?

formill
03-25-2012, 11:05 AM
I don't know... but my fares released at $335 going down and $185 coming back so I can't book today. Last year we waited until Southwest came out and booked them for $214 down and then did use Jet Blue home and it was $114! This is at Christmas time.......... I will just have to keep watching I guess.

Desnik
03-25-2012, 11:10 AM
I'm getting similar prices as the PP. Xmas week, the 23rd-28th. Too much for us. I will wait it out and see if something pops up cheaper in the coming months. I remember last year in Aug the Dec Xmas week prices went down a lot so I'm hoping for the same this year. Will have to wait and see. Also I checked other dates, like "Jersey Week" Thanksgiving week, even the week between and the prices are much higher than the past. I also checked the week before Xmas and still the prices were high. I think the days of me getting those $89, $99 flights to MCO are gone! And I am fortunate enough to be able to fly out of 3 different airports, 5 if I wanted to go into the city and still all the fares are just too high.

ssawka
03-25-2012, 11:22 AM
Well, we are going 12/30 - 1/6 and the prices came out @ $236 round trip. That's high compared to what we normally pay, but we don't usually fly at peak times. I also have about $263 in credits, so for the 3 of us it would be $526. I'm thinking I should just go ahead and purchase them, but I'll be kicking myself if the price drops! :confused3

Desnik
03-25-2012, 11:31 AM
If the price drops you can get a credit for the difference for a future flight. I would just buy them now if I were you.

formill
03-25-2012, 11:33 AM
You'll kick even harder if the price goes up!! I would be thrilled with that price!

mieuxmew
03-25-2012, 11:38 AM
I booked Jet Blue on their release date for October and got $231 round trip from Newark, NJ to Orlando. Now same flight is $481!!! There are some cheaper times to fly, but still everything is about $100 more per person than we paid! Crazy!

I think the days of getting cheaper, reasonable flights is DEFINATELY over!!

Jet Blue just released fares for end of October thru early Jan. I just looked and I feel bad for anyone needing to buy plane tickets....prices are high for weekend and prime time flights! I don't know if this is a reflection of things to come or if it is reflecting the holiday travel season (Jersey Week, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years).

mieuxmew
03-25-2012, 11:47 AM
I booked Jet Blue on their release date for October and got $231 round trip from Newark, NJ to Orlando. Now same flight is $461!!! There are some cheaper times to fly, but still everything is about $100 more than we paid! Crazy!

I think the days of getting cheaper, reasonable flights is DEFINATELY over!!

Jet Blue just released fares for end of October thru early Jan. I just looked and I feel bad for anyone needing to buy plane tickets....prices are high for weekend and prime time flights! I don't know if this is a reflection of things to come or if it is reflecting the holiday travel season (Jersey Week, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years).

ssawka
03-25-2012, 12:57 PM
Well, I bit the bullet and just booked. I figured with the credits we had, it only cost $443 for the 3 of us. That's only $150 a person, not bad! If for some reason the fare decreases, I can always get a new credit. Anyway, thank you to all that replied.

hotblooded
03-25-2012, 10:25 PM
The Veterans Day weekend flights in November are a lot higher than I expected. Starting price of $163-183+ each way! My round-trip flights in June 2010, January 2011, and January 2012 were $200-220 each. This all feels very sudden. :sick:

Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina
03-26-2012, 05:35 AM
I don't know... but my fares released at $335 going down and $185 coming back so I can't book today. Last year we waited until Southwest came out and booked them for $214 down and then did use Jet Blue home and it was $114! This is at Christmas time.......... I will just have to keep watching I guess.

Those are the same fares I saw, formill. Are you also looking at flying out of Syracuse?

We paid $1000 return for all three of us this past New Years (December 31 - January 7), and we thought that was high for Syracuse. There is no way I will be able to get DH to consider another Christmas vacation trip at more than $2K return.

I am very thankful that we have our August trip booked. Our $868 total cost for the family looks like an absolute steal in comparison to yesterday's fare release!

Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina
03-26-2012, 05:47 AM
I'm getting similar prices as the PP. Xmas week, the 23rd-28th. Too much for us. I will wait it out and see if something pops up cheaper in the coming months. I remember last year in Aug the Dec Xmas week prices went down a lot so I'm hoping for the same this year. Will have to wait and see. Also I checked other dates, like "Jersey Week" Thanksgiving week, even the week between and the prices are much higher than the past. I also checked the week before Xmas and still the prices were high. I think the days of me getting those $89, $99 flights to MCO are gone! And I am fortunate enough to be able to fly out of 3 different airports, 5 if I wanted to go into the city and still all the fares are just too high.

Here in Canada, we usually save 50%-75% by crossing the border and flying from a US airport. The additional drive can save us a ton. Our New Years week flights this year would have been double the cost if we flew from Pearson in Toronto.

I just ran a couple of Christmas 2012 dates on both Air Canada and JetBlue. Air Canada came out cheaper by $200 :confused:. Then we'd have to add on foreign exchange on the purchase price for JetBlue, making them even costlier yet.

I love JetBlue and I love the Syracuse airport (much easier to get around than Toronto's monstrosity) but there's no way I'd pay MORE to fly from there than from our home airport.

ssawka
03-26-2012, 06:51 AM
deleted. Sorry, this post was a little too political. Let's just say that I would not expect a drop in gas prices this year due to the election. This will likely keep airfare high as well.

Splashboat
03-26-2012, 07:02 AM
If the price drops you can get a credit for the difference for a future flight. I would just buy them now if I were you.

Can you tell me how you get credit for a price decrease? I thought that as only if you buy a 'vacation package' which includes booking a hotel...

rwdavis2
03-26-2012, 08:03 AM
I bought yesterday. Reagan National to Orlando. 2 seats with the total cost at $363 and change. When I priced JB agains Southwest before JB's new shedule JB was about $100 per ticket cheaper than Southwest. I'll spend the extra 30 minutes driving to National for that.

ssawka
03-26-2012, 08:07 AM
If the price drops you can get a credit for the difference for a future flight. I would just buy them now if I were you.

Can you tell me how you get credit for a price decrease? I thought that as only if you buy a 'vacation package' which includes booking a hotel...

If you notice that the airfare on your reserve flights drops, you can call JB and ask them to grant you a credit. They will create an online account for you in their credit management system. Then in the future when you go to buy another ticket, you can apply that credit during check out. The credit must be applied within one year after being granted though. Last year we got a $110 credit this way.

Also, if your flight is delayed and it is JB's fault, they will issue you a credit. We got $150 in November when our flight was delayed 2 hours.

ssawka
03-26-2012, 08:20 AM
I bought yesterday. Reagan National to Orlando. 2 seats with the total cost at $363 and change. When I priced JB agains Southwest before JB's new shedule JB was about $100 per ticket cheaper than Southwest. I'll spend the extra 30 minutes driving to National for that.

When are you going? That's a really good price! I paid $236 per ticket before the credits, but that's during Christmas week.

rwdavis2
03-26-2012, 08:25 AM
When are you going? That's a really good price! I paid $236 per ticket before the credits, but that's during Christmas week.

Out Nov. 11 and back Nov 17.

Splashboat
03-26-2012, 10:36 AM
If you notice that the airfare on your reserve flights drops, you can call JB and ask them to grant you a credit. They will create an online account for you in their credit management system. Then in the future when you go to buy another ticket, you can apply that credit during check out. The credit must be applied within one year after being granted though. Last year we got a $110 credit this way.

Also, if your flight is delayed and it is JB's fault, they will issue you a credit. We got $150 in November when our flight was delayed 2 hours.[/QUOTE]

Excellent info. - I had no idea - thanks!

jkh1978
03-26-2012, 11:45 AM
Whats the best way to track fare rates? Heading to disneyland from the east coast in December, and surprised how hight the rates were. Also I wouldnt want to book for a credit because we only fly about every 15 months. is there some alert website that would email me if it changes?

piglet33
03-26-2012, 12:03 PM
I booked yesterday for the 3 of us to fly from Newark to Orlando Nov. 30 to Dec. 9. I paid 868.80 before using $69 in travel credits. This is the most I've spent on airfare but was too nervous to wait in case it went up.

piglet33
03-26-2012, 12:04 PM
Whats the best way to track fare rates? Heading to disneyland from the east coast in December, and surprised how hight the rates were. Also I wouldnt want to book for a credit because we only fly about every 15 months. is there some alert website that would email me if it changes?

I use yapta.com, and it works great. It emails me if my booked flight goes down and tells me how much of a credit I will get from the airline.

ssawka
03-26-2012, 12:55 PM
Whats the best way to track fare rates? Heading to disneyland from the east coast in December, and surprised how hight the rates were. Also I wouldnt want to book for a credit because we only fly about every 15 months. is there some alert website that would email me if it changes?

You do not have to travel by the expiration date, you just have to book before it.

hotblooded
03-26-2012, 06:51 PM
deleted. Sorry, this post was a little too political. Let's just say that I would not expect a drop in gas prices this year due to the election. This will likely keep airfare high as well.

I agree, the oil companies will definitely try to keep prices as high as possible to maintain an environment of fear and dissatisfaction regarding our federal government.

ssawka
03-27-2012, 09:48 PM
Well, so far I'm really glad I booked on Sunday. Our RT flights have already gone up $36 a person. That would have cost me an extra$108! :scared1:

encinc
03-28-2012, 04:19 AM
Well, so far I'm really glad I booked on Sunday. Our RT flights have already gone up $36 a person.

Me too! We only booked one direction (are waiting to see SW's fares for the other direction because it's not a peak date). Ticket prices have for the flight we booked have already gone up $105 per person. That's over $400 saved!

Greysword
03-28-2012, 04:38 PM
While I'm not one to complain about current airfares, as they are lower than the regulation days of yore, the current Jet Blue fares from Portland to Orlando are crazy stupid :scared: :laughing:.

They want $330 pp each way, for a total ticket of $660 pp! Total for three came to $1,900+, and the choices are limited (only one option coming home). On the other hand, most every other legacy carrier are significantly lower with lots of options.

It is almost as if they don't want me to fly them to see the Florida mouse ;)

lost*in*cyberspace
03-28-2012, 09:30 PM
I agree, the oil companies will definitely try to keep prices as high as possible to maintain an environment of fear and dissatisfaction regarding our federal government.

This just isn't true. As much as I am not a fan of oil companies, it's not their greed driving the increase in fuel costs. Oil prices are high due to increased demand, supply problems (South Sedan, Nigeria, and Syria), and concerns by traders worried about tensions with Iran causing more supply problems. Among other things.

The US government really doesn't have much influence on global oil prices.

Anal Annie
03-29-2012, 08:36 AM
Well, we are going 12/30 - 1/6 and the prices came out @ $236 round trip. That's high compared to what we normally pay, but we don't usually fly at peak times. I also have about $263 in credits, so for the 3 of us it would be $526. I'm thinking I should just go ahead and purchase them, but I'll be kicking myself if the price drops! :confused3

I didn't read the whole thread but personally, I think with the rising fuel costs it's better to book ASAP. I booked Jet Blue from Dulles for our flights over spring break @ $210 pp round trip (leaving TODAY :banana:) last fall when they released the schedule & it promptly went UP, UP, UP right after & stayed up. When all the airlines released for August back in January I was expecting to pay less since it's not a holiday period...WRONG! SW & AT out of BWI along with JB out of Dulles were ALL higher than what I paid for spring break (like $256+) so I ended up booking on United out of Dulles for $210 pp (same was what we paid for spring break). I have been watching those fares either hold steady or increase since then...across the board. NONE have dropped. So I am glad I booked what I did when I did. The days of cheap air are over - at least for now.

rwdavis2
03-29-2012, 08:46 AM
I didn't read the whole thread but personally, I think with the rising fuel costs it's better to book ASAP. I booked Jet Blue from Dulles for our flights over spring break @ $210 pp round trip (leaving TODAY :banana:) last fall when they released the schedule & it promptly went UP, UP, UP right after & stayed up. When all the airlines released for August back in January I was expecting to pay less since it's not a holiday period...WRONG! SW & AT out of BWI along with JB out of Dulles were ALL higher than what I paid for spring break (like $256+) so I ended up booking on United out of Dulles for $210 pp (same was what we paid for spring break). I have been watching those fares either hold steady or increase since then...across the board. NONE have dropped. So I am glad I booked what I did when I did. The days of cheap air are over - at least for now.

Since JB is only out through 1/6/13 I'm thinking about just booking our January trip for the outbound leg only. We are going 1/6 and returning the 10th.

jkh1978
03-29-2012, 11:44 AM
Looks like there are lots of us from the DMV area. I'm looking at Dulles to Long Beach in December, and was hoping to not pay that high but I guess it isn't bad. We haven't finalized going so I hope I dont regret waiting to buy. Was hoping I could see if Disney offered a discount in the next couple of months - might change which hotel we book.

Missyrose
03-29-2012, 03:43 PM
We bought our October tickets the day the schedule extended that far and paid $195 RT National to MCO. Those tickets are now $268. :scared1: I don't think I'll be seeing any credits on these flights.

ssawka
03-29-2012, 04:06 PM
This just isn't true. As much as I am not a fan of oil companies, it's not their greed driving the increase in fuel costs. Oil prices are high due to increased demand, supply problems (South Sedan, Nigeria, and Syria), and concerns by traders worried about tensions with Iran causing more supply problems. Among other things.

The US government really doesn't have much influence on global oil prices.

I don't want to start a political discussion, but if gas prices aren't politically motivated, then why do you think the prices took a drastic nose dive in the months prior to the 2008 election? Was it just coincidence?

http://gasbuddy.com/gb_retail_price_chart.aspx

Jaylie
03-31-2012, 06:09 PM
We are going to DL in June, but first flying on Jet Blue to San Francisco to visit my grandson. My question is that there are only about 40 seats sold right now (Thurs., June 21). That seems weird to me. Will they still fly with so few passengers? I am more familiar with SW planes which seem to be always full (at least when we fly to WDW).

WillAustin
03-31-2012, 06:18 PM
I don't want to start a political discussion, but if gas prices aren't politically motivated, then why do you think the prices took a drastic nose dive in the months prior to the 2008 election? Was it just coincidence?

http://gasbuddy.com/gb_retail_price_chart.aspx

It was much more related to a huge drop in global demand due to the economic downturn. It correlates almost exactly with the global economy at that time.

The prices for my JetBlue flights have gone up since I booked. Unfortunately for me, they've pushed our flight back twice to later in the day. We will arrive too late for a dinner ADR.