I hope that I'm posting in the correct forum. I'm looking to fly from STR-NYC (preferably JFK) roundtrip over the Christmas holiday and was wondering when the best and latest possible time (while still having options and a good fare) to book is. The specific dates most likely would be December 21 - Jan 5. Right now the best fare is $594 with Air Berlin and Emirates. I really like the idea of taking Emirates and I really like the fare, but there are several factors that are preventing me from being able to make a decision and subsequently book. I have a feeling that I would know for sure by October, but by that time am I most likely going to be paying a significant premium to the fares I see now, or is it still far enough away? Any idea on the likeliness of Emirates still being the best deal?? If October is too late, when would be the best time to book. I look forward to your recommendations and insight!!!