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Is There A Sweet Spot Of Time To Buy Tickets?

Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:59 am

I know that the closer you get to the flights dates the price generally goes up, unless of course, the airline has a special to fill the plane.

Is there a point in time where the ticket price is usually the lowest? Like say 6 months out?
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RE: Is There A Sweet Spot Of Time To Buy Tickets?

Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:49 am

I've only noticed good fares 6 months out when you are buying in spring for the following autumn, or buying in autumn for spring.

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RE: Is There A Sweet Spot Of Time To Buy Tickets?

Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:04 pm

They're like stocks. Watch your date and flights everyday. When they go down, buy.
Sometimes there are last minute deals, sometimes the deals are out 30-45-60 days.
Thats when the carriers are looking for instant cash for any given reason.
Right now, I am watching October fares to SEA for one particular weekend.

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