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When's The Best Time To Buy Tix For Summer?  
User currently offlineB777a340fan From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 774 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6752 times:

Need to cross the pond to Europe during the summer (mid-june to mid-july) for school and from my research so far, all tix ae like $1K plus. wowzie! Is it still too early to buy or is that pretty much the standard fare for a summer in the city of lights?

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User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4435 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6712 times:

I have been doing this for over 20 years. Sometimes I buy 9 months in advance, sometimes one week in advance. In short, you never know, the difference could be +/- $100 either way, meaning you buy tix 9 months in advance and the price can actually go down.
I would say 6 weeks in advance is a good time. Also if you want to get better seats, book earlier. (again no guarantees that the seats will be there the day of the flight)
Good luck.


User currently offlineRjnut From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6616 times:

i always say a season in advance, as it seems sales go out for purchase about on that time frame!

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5824 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6570 times:

Continental's got BusinessFirst seats on sale now, some very good deals, but not as cheap as coach, sadly!!
Where are you trying to go?
Have you tried Kayak.com? They're useful.
Where are you coming from?


User currently onlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4897 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6512 times:

I buy my tickets for my annual summer trip to MCI around now. Definately after the holiday season and a little after that, so more like mid-January - March or so I buy 'em. This year I got hoodwinked and bought them around New Years Eve. The next week, the price dropped like a rock.


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User currently offlineB777a340fan From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 774 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6482 times:



Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 3):
Where are you trying to go?
Have you tried Kayak.com? They're useful.
Where are you coming from?

I'm trying to go WAS-CDG. Don't really care which airport in WAS. I did use Kayak, but it's giving me a fare of $1K+ and it's on US. Yuck! Would never fly that again. I'm trying to go end of June to mid-July. I know it's tourism on steroid during that season, so I'm not sure whether to book now or wait a little while longer. I got a fare of $845 on Aer Lingus, now it's $955  Sad I figure that with the bad economy, etc.... less people would travel, but I guess not.


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