When to book?

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  1. HELPDESKGUY

    HELPDESKGUY Disney Dad

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    Those who travel from the UK how far in advance do you normally book your airline tickets?
     
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  3. scottishgirl87

    scottishgirl87 DIS Veteran

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    We booked our flights for next week in July last year. It wasn't long after they were released.

    They're now over £200 per person dearer than when we booked!
     
  4. 2Tiggies

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    I booked a package which you can book earlier than the flight tickets are released. Booked end of May last year for the beginning of October this year - 17 months out :scared1:
     
  5. rpbert1

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    I booked mine for this July about the end of September last year, once i saw a price i was happy with.
    Glad i am not looking now as prices seem to be a bit more expensive
     
  6. wayneg

    wayneg Moderator Moderator

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    There are no set rules for best time to buy flights, sometimes day they are released are best prices other times a few days before travel for Charter flights as they sell them off if any spare seats.

    For August ours were released last Sept at £1,700pp, I booked 29th Jan at £1,170pp, now they are £2,300pp
    Its all about knowing approx price for your dates and buying when you think they are at the lowest price, not easy.
     
  7. a jay

    a jay Mouseketeer

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    I booked our flights, car and villa over the Easter holidays. I blamed the poor weather on our first week of half term. We go 20th july 2011.:banana:
     
  8. GibboFLA

    GibboFLA Earning My Ears

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    Booked ours in the middle of April 2010 for mid October 2101. As previously mentioned it's just seeing a price you are "happy" with and going for it.
    I do think the prices this year are up about £100 or so on what we paid last year, but :confused3 if you gonna go you gotta pay.
     

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