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Airline tix to Paris--Buy now or wait?

Old Mar 6th, 2003, 10:45 AM
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Airline tix to Paris--Buy now or wait?

I need to buy airline tickets for five people into Paris in early June. The prices I'm seeing are $600-$700. Should I buy now or is it likely that the prices will rise over the next four weeks? This is our first European trip, so I have nothing to compare it to. Any advise will be appreciated.
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Old Mar 6th, 2003, 10:50 AM
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It would help to know from what city you are flying....
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Old Mar 6th, 2003, 10:53 AM
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Airline ticket prices usually rise the closer to the date -- lower-priced seats get sold out. One never knows, something very unusual can happen to cause a "sale" closer to the dates, but I've only seen that happen a few times in summer to Europe. It is helpful if people say where they are flying from when they quote fares, as they are pretty meaningless otherwise.

However, from most places in the US, that is a good fare for June. I would buy them myself now.
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Old Mar 6th, 2003, 12:31 PM
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www.autoeurope.com had prices of $ 350 US tax included Miami to CDG last week. I don't think that they have that price now, but it is worth checking. My point is , when you find a price that you are comfortable with, take it. I would not be comfortable with what you quote but I don't know where you are flying from.
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Old Mar 6th, 2003, 12:36 PM
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Have you searched every site including the airlines home sites? It's getting toward time to buy whatever you are going to.
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Old Mar 6th, 2003, 12:56 PM
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Sorry! We're flying from Atlanta.
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Old Mar 6th, 2003, 01:33 PM
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For Atlanta to Paris in June, I think that $600 (with taxes included) is in the "top 10 percent" of low prices (I know that sounds backwards - - i.e., one of the best prices you are likely to find). $700 with all taxes included would still be in the top 25%. I think.

On the other hand, $700 with taxes on top of that (could go over &800) would be just median, or maybe slightly under.

I think they key is that you need FIVE seats. Prices are unlikely to get better and you should buy now or soon.

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Old Mar 6th, 2003, 06:29 PM
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Hi insight,
Take a look at http://www.consolidatorwebfares.com/

You might be able to do better.
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Old Mar 6th, 2003, 11:27 PM
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Call your travel agent if you haven't already. They can often get you consolidator and wholesale tickets at a lower price. It's worth a try. I love my travel agent, she always comes through for me!
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