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Old 10-30-2011, 05:55 PM
 
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So I'm now within the two week window - is that the magic zone or something? Now instead of 600 or a little less I get returns of 900
It is a bit of a hard route from mid size to smaller airport but...
will it just get more expensive from here on? Do I risk waiting till the last minute to try to get a deal? Or is that just a myth? What is considered last minute?
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Prices will go up exponentially, my recommendation to you is book asap, and go through www.priceline.com and do the bidding, i've had relatively good luck with it. There is no such thing as last minute airplane deals. I remember trying to book a 50 minute flight last minute, $1000 RT.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:21 PM
 
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ok went to priceline, did a search got prices - what's or how do you 'bid'?
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/y...er09/price.jpg


You don't search and bid, you have to go there from the main page and bid from that link

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Old 10-30-2011, 09:28 PM
 
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I recommend you consult a travel agent at this point. A travel agent might (and might not) have some better ticket prices.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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Prices will only go up. Midsized to small airport are usually expensive.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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So I'm now within the two week window - is that the magic zone or something? Now instead of 600 or a little less I get returns of 900
It is a bit of a hard route from mid size to smaller airport but...
will it just get more expensive from here on? Do I risk waiting till the last minute to try to get a deal? Or is that just a myth? What is considered last minute?


What I do is I go to Priceline/Orbitz etc, and when I find the deal I want I go the airline's website and look up that same exact flight I saw on Orbitz and compare the 2 prices.

Also, waiting for the last minute could be good or bad. If its a major route, chances are it'll be cheaper compared to a route that runs 1 or 2 flights a day Last minute is like the 12 to 24 hours before the flight leaves when the flight will probably be the most expensive, 2 or 3 days before will be a whole lot cheaper then 12 hours before.
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:26 PM
 
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Well I sucked it up and paid 700.00 to go from Dayton to Brownsville San Antonio would have been cheaper but 5 hours away. Corpus Christi, about 2.3 hours away, not sure how much cheaper it was.
Its my 'big' vacation (not that big or long although the price tag seems like it).
My own fault.

I used travelocity, they seemed to have the cheapest option. But....I couldn't pick a seat on the flight - all the seats showed as full. So either I got the last seat or the flight is overbooked.
Could that be?

(gah, hate flying to begin with, a full plane - hell. I usually drive anywhere within 8 hours.)
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:54 AM
 
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If you couldn't choose a seat, that means only "premium" seats are available at this time (exit rows and whatnot). You'll likely be assigned a seat when you check in. This happens often and rarely results in getting bumped.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Southeast Valley, PHX metro
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I like the site airfarewatchdog.com you can set up personalized city to city routes, or just look for deals. It also includes the discount airlines like Southwest and Allegiant which aren't normally included with the other search sites.
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