Airfare is RIDICULOUS

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  1. bytheblood

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    I cannot believe the cost of airfare. I paid $178 plus taxes for my round-tip fare from DFW to MCO. If I bought it today for the same dates, it would be almost :earseek: $800 :earseek: with taxes!!! WOWSERS :earseek:
     
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  3. Miandrea

    Miandrea <font color=red>BL II - Red Team<br> <font color=b

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    Try flying out of Canada - the amount of tax we pay is incredible. Anytime I can get a flight from Toronto to Florida for $500 I think I'm getting a great deal!
     
  4. bicker

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    $800 is a little high for a leisure round-trip, but $200 is pretty darned low as compared to the cost of providing the service. Hopefully, they'll come up with a bit more stability going forward so that we don't get such extremes.
     
  5. philaround

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    I made flight reservations for this coming week back in March for DW & I and got them for 181.30R/Tx2 = 362.60. Around the 20th of April I checked the fares again and could not find anything under $700 for 2 tickets.
     
  6. bytheblood

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    Exactly. I can handle $200, but I just could not imagine paying $800 for a ticket unless there was an emergency - and at that rate, I might consider driving.
     
  7. DebbieB

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    The flights are probably full, all the cheaper seats are gone. According to your counter, you are 18 days away, airfares usually go up at 21 days, 14 days & then 7 days to hit the last minute business traveler.
     
  8. bytheblood

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    You could be right, however 5 - 6 months ago they were still $500.00. I don't think that it is time, so much as fuel and economy.

    I have bought tickets in the past (before fuel prices were being jacked up) and found that the tickets were cheaper as there were fewer scattered seats available. I bought a plane ticket at the end of November to fly to NY for $198 on AA...at Christmastime. :earseek: Guess those days are long gone. :)
     
  9. dizagain

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    hi!

    Just wanted to say that we just got our plane tickets last Monday for our May 25th trip...I feel like we did really well and didn't deserve it!

    We got two roundtrip tickets from DFW to MCO for $180 each. We are also using one promo ticket and one frequent flier miles ticket on this trip, so with the taxes/fees on those plus our other tickets, it came in under $500 total.

    We did have to take VERY early flights because of the freebies...6:15 and 6:45 a.m....oh well, I'm going to WDW in ten days!!!!! :cool1: :cool1: :cool1: :banana: :banana: :cheer2:
     
  10. Ready to go in Ok

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    We had to postpone our trip due to health reasons, and to rebook tickets is going to cost us about $50 more per ticket. With 5 people, that is a lot for us. But what are you gonna do? Not a lot of viable options. :confused3
     
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    We bought a round trip ticket from DFW to MCO last November (for a flight in January) and it was $215 total. The price really didn't move much after that, until the fuel hikes hit. The three tickets for October 2005 that WOULD have been $632 back in January cost us $722 because of the fuel increases. We decided we better go ahead and get them before they went any higher. So at 5 months prior to departure the tickets are about $240 for round trip, non-stop on American departing Friday evening and returning Sunday morning.

    I did get an e-mail from Travelocity for flights mid-May/early June for $163 + tax but they were Tuesday and Wednesday departures and the rates didn't last very long. A couple of days after the first e-mail I got another showing a jump of $40 per ticket.

    I guess if my tickets are up to $800 apiece by the time we are ready to go then that $240 will look pretty good! :)
     
  12. the kabuki

    the kabuki DIS Cast Member<br><font color="teal">Has Drama Ki

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    I know I've been surprised at the cost of tixs.
    Jan 2005 from DTW to MCO was $160 p/person
    Jan 2006 is at $267 p/person!!
    Yikes, hoping they may go down a bit later on this year.
     
  13. guyzmom

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    I'm going crazy too! I can't decide whether to go ahead and book now (AA DFW to MCO for $250 a ticket) or wait and see if the fares go down.
     
  14. Mady/Sophiemom

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    Going nuts w/ the rest of you. We are looking at $50- $100 more per ticket for early December. Thats a LOT of $$.

    Hoping for some deals soon, or we may have to rethink things.
     
  15. daisy_77

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    It is getting a little ridiculous...we paid almost $800 rt for me and my DH to fly from Boise to Orlando at the end of November 2005. Last year, we flew out to Atlanta (w/short notice) and it cost us $500 rt. It seems that security and increased gas costs are really expensive. That is the price we pay for safety. I guess, in the end, it's worth it. :flower:
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  16. bicker

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    I'm not sure it is the cost of security, really. Operating an airline is expensive, especially with older aircraft and lots of pilots with lots of seniority! It's not clear that the airlines have been charging enough to cover those costs, for many years now. The pressure from the airlines with smaller debt loads and lighter labor burdens have distorted our collective sense of how much it should cost to fly.
     
  17. Laurajean1014

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    If you are trying to book more than 90 days out, you will probably get a big number. The closer you book to your departure date (and the less full the plane is) the airlines start to drastically reduce.

    Think of the same scenerio as retail - at preseason, the cost for a shirt is full price - roughly 400% above what the department store paid. However, by end of season, that same shirt that was say $100 is now $25 with 50% off.

    :teeth:
     
  18. 4formickey

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    Friday, June17, the price for a barrel of oil closed at $57+ . Until the price of oil fall, everything will stay high. A plane holds more than 13 gallons of fuel so they must pass the cost to someone. The key to tickets now is to book early and book fast because you do not know whats around the corner.
     
  19. marcyinPA

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    I was thrilled when I got Dinged by SW for PHL to MCO for $146 and change round trip! That's for the end of Sept til the beginning of Oct.

    That's the cheapest we've EVER flown to Disney. I usually go by the "under $250 is good" rule of thumb .
     
  20. Danauk

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    Try flying from England. Our trip at Christmas cost us $1320 per person (there are 4 of us going on the trip.) I checked the prices again today and they have gone up again. As we are going at Christmas we can't chance getting flights nearer the time as they will fill up soon.
     
  21. Miss Kelly

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    WoW! :earseek:
     

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