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Old 10-29-2017, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Kekaha, Hawaii
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Hello everyone!

Two friends and I are planning a 10 day (give or take) trip to Rome in June 2018. When attempting to figure out a tentative budget, I've been able to find round trip tickets for about $650.00 - $700.00. Do you think prices will only rise, or should I be good to wait until February/March, hoping that they may drop a little bit in between. We have extremely tentative dates, so that really helps us to get the best deal possible. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks!

Jake
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Old 10-29-2017, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Hi Jake,

Flight prices fluctuate all of the time. No one can really determine if you should wait or not. My suggestion is, if $650 - $700 is in your comfort zone and in your budget (and you won't regret it if it does end up dropping) then I'd say book it!

If you think you might be concerned or have buyer's remorse if the flights drop, I'd wait. Just know that the more people who book a specific flight, the higher the price goes up (and seats selected) due to demand/supply situation. My educated guess would be that they are only going to increase around Feb/Mar. Remember, that time is when many people receive income tax returns and therefore have a little extra spending money for trips.

What you can wait on... is accommodations (there are plenty of places!) and tours/excursions. Those items can certainly wait until Feb/Mar as hotel prices don't fluctuate the way flight prices do. Good luck and enjoy Rome!
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Old 10-30-2017, 05:06 AM
 
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That sounds like a fair price for a return ticket. It could go down, but it could also sell out. I’m assuming it’s an overnight flight in economy class?
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Old 10-30-2017, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Kekaha, Hawaii
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That sounds like a fair price for a return ticket. It could go down, but it could also sell out. Iím assuming itís an overnight flight in economy class?

They are flights with large layovers (such as 14 hours in Stockholm, or 23 hours in Oslo). There are many tickets still under 700.00, just less convenient but that's not a big concern for me.
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Old 10-30-2017, 11:41 AM
 
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$700 is a good price for a roundtrip to Rome during the summer. I would buy anything less than 1000 if I knew I was going

> They are flights with large layovers (such as 14 hours in Stockholm, or 23 hours in Oslo)

But then I would happily pay money to avoid that sort of thing, unless I planned to spend a day in Oslo, that is.

By the way, Oslo has one of the very nicest airports anywhere, but even so no place to spend an entire day.
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Old 10-30-2017, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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in june, that is a pretty good deal.
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Old 10-30-2017, 01:17 PM
 
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$700 is a good price for a roundtrip to Rome during the summer. I would buy anything less than 1000 if I knew I was going

> They are flights with large layovers (such as 14 hours in Stockholm, or 23 hours in Oslo)

But then I would happily pay money to avoid that sort of thing, unless I planned to spend a day in Oslo, that is.

By the way, Oslo has one of the very nicest airports anywhere, but even so no place to spend an entire day.
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in june, that is a pretty good deal.
Having flown to Rome in June from the East Coast (NC) several times, I'd agree with the above. In our experiences, the flights only go up in cost the closer on, but YMMV.
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Old 10-30-2017, 01:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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in june, that is a pretty good deal.
Yes, I agree. It's a high tourism season. Tickets are usually higher at that time of the year. Try November and you will see the price drop. Still, $600 it's a pretty good deal.
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Old 10-30-2017, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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$600 to Rome, Italy is a STEAL. There are some places in the contiguous US that cost more than that to fly to.
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Old 10-30-2017, 07:42 PM
 
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Even when prices fluctuate, it's +/- $100 or so, that isn't a lot of money... cut back on some things until then and it's good
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