Airline to Paris in April

Feb 29th, 2008, 06:10 PM
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Airline to Paris in April

Hello everyone,
I am going to Paris April 16 - April 26. I need to book an airline ticket. Question - when is the best time to book? Now or a couple of weeks prior to the trip.

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Feb 29th, 2008, 06:18 PM
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" when is the best time to book?" probably several month ago. The cheapest tickets are the first ones sold.

Where are you flying from?

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Feb 29th, 2008, 06:19 PM
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oops - that should say " . . . several months ago"
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Feb 29th, 2008, 06:36 PM
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Birmingham, AL
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Feb 29th, 2008, 07:09 PM
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Jansisj- the cheapest tickets being the first sold isn't alway accurate.

Timetheus26, both United and Continental are right around $810 now. I would consider that a fairly good price given the proximity to your departure date. Prices may go up or go down, but if you are comfortable paying the $810 I wouldn't hesitate to book.
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Feb 29th, 2008, 07:16 PM
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what I meant - and could not go into any details because the OP hadn't told us enough to work w/ -- was that in general the cheapest seats sell out first and far in advance. But yes, there can always be last minute sales - though one should not count on that happening.
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Feb 29th, 2008, 07:29 PM
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Thanks for the quick response and the information! Much appreciated.
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Mar 1st, 2008, 04:47 AM
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Birmingham is an issue..

There are limted flights OUT of Birmingham. (I think none on United for example, probably only DL codeshares on CO)

Would you drive to Atlanta?

I was working in Birmingham a few years ago and the "additional" fee to fly in and out of there to CDG was huge. So I drove to Atlanta?

That said, I would book now. As you get to the 30 day window I think they will only go up. The airlines are then hoping that business travelsers will buy those full fare tickets (and we do)
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