I've been researching airfares for our (hopefully) upcoming November trip to get an idea what what we'd be paying. Here's my problem: We are looking to maybe take a trip in Mid-November (10th-17th) leaving out of Boston (or Worcester or Providence). We've been saving in a savings account and would probably book our airfare only thru our travel agent (like I did last year). I'd like to get a really great fare - is this even possible by booking thru a travel agent? I'd really like to avoid using a credit card as they are pretty maxed out and we're trying to pay them off as we're hoping to purchase a house next year. When should I contact the travel agent about booking airfare for November. I always do this way to early and pay out the nose. This time we've decided not to make a final decision about making this trip until later on this summer as we're not sure we'll have the money to take the trip until then. Thanks in advance for your help and advice!!