Wow, I'm so glad I took all you advice!!

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by jelo, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. jelo

    jelo Preparing for our Universally Magical Dream vacati

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    I booked my flight way earlier than I initially planned to, because of the advice from this board... my parents suggested I wait as fares go down..:sad2:

    We are flying with SW on March 3-13th, for $159. each way:thumbsup2

    I just checked and the flight is sold out and it's $359. now for a later timeslot!:banana:

    Now I feel like I got a deal!!:yay:

    Thanks for all your experience everyone!:grouphug:
     
  2. disneymarie

    disneymarie <font color=blue>Its a rumour about the donuts...<

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    That may have been the way it was pre 2008 as we did a few times, but now there are fewer flights and smaller planes. Not much oppertunity to get a great rate.
    Let your parents know those days may be gone for quite awhile.
     
  3. Tara

    Tara Bad Influence

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    In all fairness to your parents, surely they didn't mean that you should wait until just a few days before your flight?? Virtually ALL airfare goes up within 7 days of departure and most go up within 14 days of departure.

    (Fares are not terribly predictable and IME they do sometimes go down about 3-4 months prior but this isn't a hard-and-fast rule, so when you see a price you're willing to pay, it isn't a bad idea to just pay it. If you aren't flying a carrier that will refund the difference if the price drops, then just don't look back!)
     

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