Best time to book US - Malaysia flight?

Old Mar 19th, 2007, 08:34 AM
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Best time to book US - Malaysia flight?

Hi everyone, what's the best time to book a flight to Malaysia? What kind of fare could I hope to see for a trip in August - leaving from NYC? Right now, I'm mostly seeing ~$1300 pp. However, the same trip, if we went in May is $599 + taxes!
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Old Mar 19th, 2007, 09:55 AM
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that $599 must be something very special....$1000+ would be the norm...
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Old Mar 19th, 2007, 10:24 AM
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And are you comparing apples with apples? A $599 "teaser" price typically does not include taxes and fees, which wil be more than $100 per person. I'd recommend that you just keep watching prices. Malaysian Air has some nice specials from time to time (and it's a wonderful airline). Also, I typically find better prices at the individual airlines website than from other sites.
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Yes, with fees & taxes, fares were around $800 (for May) vs. about $1000 + taxes etc for $1300 total in August. If fares won't go much below that for August, then perhaps I should book soon so that I can at least choose the flight schedules before flights start becoming full.
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it is an odd thing but fares to asia seem to be cheaper for travel in the fall and winter (sept-april) than they are in our summer (april-august)...this is a generalization...
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