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When to book flight to Dublin for summer travel for best rate

Jan 9th, 2013, 04:31 AM
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When to book flight to Dublin for summer travel for best rate

Traveling to ireland at the end of June with 6 people. The prices seemed to be increasing; however, I have heard booking flights in February get you the best deal. Is there any truth to this. Unsure if I book now at $950 rt or wait to see if they drop.
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Jan 9th, 2013, 05:00 AM
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The best time to book the flight is when you see a price you can afford. It's not going to be magically February. It might be now, it might be later depending on sales and demand. But I don't think you should count on a bargain. Check a web site like AirfareWatchdog.com to see what their forecasts are, and then make your decision.

Some European carriers were having sales right before Christmas that stretched into May. I haven't seen any sales so far that stretch into June, but I'm not really watching the European carriers as carefully as others.
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Jan 9th, 2013, 05:50 AM
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Thank you for the advice.
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Jan 9th, 2013, 08:05 AM
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In 2012, the time you have picked was the most costly for crossing the Atlantic to anywhere.In my case, to Ireland, I might have saved a few dollars buying in February rather than April, but not a significant amount. After you have bought your tickets you may see a lower price on a sudden and very limited sale but these were rare in 2012 because demand for seats was high and the planes were flying full.
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Jan 9th, 2013, 09:03 AM
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Beware of the "fees" that are tacked on to fares in Great Britain. Usually, to get to Dublin, you go through Heathrow.

I just booked some FF miles in to Dublin and out of Edinburgh.

Fees were $460 per person. I deliberately flew AA as it had cheaper fees. Flying BA, the fees were $900+ per person.

Gardyloo is one of the experts in this area, if he choosed to chime in. Haven't heard from him in a while.
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Jan 9th, 2013, 09:29 AM
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After much searching, I found the link that talks about fees and fuel surcharges. It's a bit complicated, but that's what the world of air travel is now days.

http://www.fodors.com/community/air-...ree-ticket.cfm
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