crystal ball re: Europe flight prices

Old Jun 14th, 2010, 06:54 AM
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crystal ball re: Europe flight prices

I'm going to Germany to help my DDIL with my three granddaughters while my DS is away, so my schedule isn't very flexible. I'm finding fares of $1242 MKE-FRA 7/28-8/6 and $1298 ORD(less convenient) -FRA. Does that seem reasonable or high? I'm not much of a gambler, but I'll wait a bit if it's likely the fares will come down. The last two trips, we used FF miles, but they're all gone now.
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Old Jun 14th, 2010, 07:21 AM
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Occupancy rates are reported to be very high, and you are buying little more than a month before your flight date. I think there is very little pressure on the airlines to lower prices. So I would guess there is little chance that you will see a decrease in prices; and more chance that you will see an increase.
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Old Jun 14th, 2010, 08:48 AM
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I see delta mke detroit fra 1191. bookimg buddy delta 1203
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Old Jun 14th, 2010, 09:40 AM
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clevelandbrown, thanks for the insight. I'll talk to my DDIL and book soon.

321sister, the timing of those flights wasn't as good for me.
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Old Jun 15th, 2010, 07:34 PM
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I went ahead and bought the tickets--even though the price had gone up a little more. My DDIL OK'd the schedule, and the timing and layovers are pretty decent. I was able to get window seats where the seating is two across, so that's not too bad.
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Old Jun 16th, 2010, 08:25 AM
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Glad your plans are settled.

I think there is a law that once you buy tickets, a sale will show up; conversely, if you don't buy, no sale will show up. I just got an email today from Lufthansa that they are having a sale, but my experience with Lufthansa sales is they look good, but once you go to buy and they add all the incidental fees, the cost is about what the other airlines are offering.
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Old Jun 16th, 2010, 10:33 AM
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Do youeself a favor and DON'T look to see if the fare went down.
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Old Jun 16th, 2010, 01:21 PM
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Yes, it's a good idea to look particularly if Abram is still within the 24-hour period. If prices have dropped, it's (probably) possible to cancel the booking and rebook at the cheaper price within 24 hours. This is possible on many airlines.

If it's past 24 hours, some airlines will issue a voucher.
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Old Jun 16th, 2010, 05:11 PM
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Well, I did check and the price went up $1 since yesterday.
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Have you bought yet? Lufthansa is offering an $80 voucher today...
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Old Jun 23rd, 2010, 05:18 PM
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Yes, I posted on June 15 that I bought the tickets.
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