Are the airlines joking?

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by MELSMICE, May 22, 2003.

  1. MELSMICE

    MELSMICE Hi Ho, Hi Ho, to Disney World we'll go. It'll be

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    Called this morning as early as I could for flights during next Easter season. I know it is peak season & I knew the prices of flights would be higher than at other times of the year but..............

    USAir was $502.50
    Continental was $520 or $470 depending on the flights.

    I almost choked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The least expensive I found so far is Delta for $289 which includes taxes. We had Delta last year for $269, so I'm leaning towards booking the Delta.

    Another option is to wait for the 6-month window & try either Southwest, JetBlue or AirTran. Any opinions or suggestions? :confused:
     
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  3. peg2001

    peg2001 <font color=FF6600>Can drive DH away with a banana

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    If you can live with Delta at $289, book them. You really take a chance when you want to travel at Easter if you wait.

    Peggy
     
  4. DebbieB

    DebbieB DIS Veteran

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    I've found with USAir that they have high rates when they first come out and then drop later.
     
  5. zulaya

    zulaya <font color=006699>Certified Disney Addict & Kitch

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    I have never booked an Easter trip but I have noticed that rates are higher when they first come out and then about 2 months later you see a good sized drop, at about 8-9 months out. Have seen sales too at about 6 months out.
     
  6. MK Familystone

    MK Familystone DIS Veteran

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    Go with Delta if you are a frequent flyer with Delta , but every two weeks call Delta and ask if the airfare has declined, if so bring your tixs to your tix agent or a Delta Tix counter to reissue the tixs and get a credit voucher for the difference.
    I personally sign up for the DEALS VIA E-MAIL NOTICE from all the airlines I use.
    Southwest usually has specials on Tuesday and are for a limited time so you have to book immediately.

    ENJOY!

    THE MAGIC HAPPENS!
    :jester: :jester: :jester:
     
  7. shelbyjosh

    shelbyjosh <font color=purple>DVC/OKW Member<br><font color=t

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    I know.....We are March WDW travelers and I have looked at the rates for next March. Was I shocked!!!!!!!!!!!! We have never paid more than $205. The cheapest I can find is $277. Then again, we have never booked this far out. I guess we will have to keep watch and see what happens later in the year.
     
  8. poohbear2

    poohbear2 <font color=CC66CC>Disney Think Formula is:<br>HE=

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    When is Easter next year?
     
  9. MELSMICE

    MELSMICE Hi Ho, Hi Ho, to Disney World we'll go. It'll be

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    Easter is Sunday, April 11 in 2004.
     

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