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How much longer should I wait to purchase tickets to Italy for June 2007?

How much longer should I wait to purchase tickets to Italy for June 2007?

Jan 15th, 2007, 05:53 PM
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fishee - even though she is flying from the east coast? I am flying from the west coast for just about 100 more
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Jan 15th, 2007, 06:11 PM
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I hope that I get something decent in the next few months- I'm headed to Bari at the end of June from NYC, returning to NYC from Lamezia Terme the first week of July. It's been at $1300+ Yikes!
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Jan 15th, 2007, 06:15 PM
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i booked this evening thru airfare.com....lufthansa, 6/25 leaving jfk to rome and 7/18 leaving venice for jfk at $689 per, stopover in munich....found it on kyack.com. there were flights for $598 from orbitz listed but the prices weren't being honored when i tried to buy them!
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Jan 16th, 2007, 08:31 AM
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I will be traveling to Rome March 28th thru April 4th. I just landed a ticket from KCMO for $703.60! Call Sato Vacations at 877-698-2554.
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Jan 16th, 2007, 10:22 AM
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I bought our United IAD-ZRH tickets last July for (May 22 dep.- June 6 ret.) $871.88 because prices were increasing then. I felt pretty good as I watched the prices go over $1300.00.

Today the same nonstop flight is $643.10. I can't complain, but I think I'll wait a little longer when buying our tickets for an AMS flight in 2008
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Jan 16th, 2007, 11:01 AM
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ronkala, what does AMS mean?
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Jan 16th, 2007, 11:16 AM
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As I'm going to be visiting friends in New York in early May, we took advantage of an introductory special going on with EuroFlyUSA http://euroflyusa.com/ to make a trip to Italy. They only fly out of New York. The special is for certain dates in late April and early May. This airline has been operating for more than 15 years as a charter airline for Alitalia. Last year it started flying across the Atlantic as an independent carrier under its own name. It goes from New York into Rome, Bologna, Naples and Palermo (Sicily).

The TOTAL cost for my ticket was $368 round trip from New York to Rome, then returning from Naples to New York. The price breakdown for each person was: tickets $159 round trip, plus $209 for the usual taxes and fees.

When I looked at later dates, the prices weren't anything special.
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Jan 16th, 2007, 11:23 AM
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If you're on the Orbitz mailing list, sign in and virtually any United flights until June 8th will be discounted 15% off...domestic, Europe, Asia, even the Middle East!
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Jan 16th, 2007, 11:48 AM
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I am spending so much time at the PC trying to find a good fare for my June trip to Europe, but unfortunately, despite that I have tried all the discounts companies on the web, the average prices are always the same, between 1500 to 1600.

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Jan 16th, 2007, 11:52 AM
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kismet--If it helps, we are paying an arm and a leg for our June trip also. $1700. We are going nonstop from SFO, but still that is really high, I think. Makes me yearn for other years when we could go for around $600.
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Jan 16th, 2007, 11:59 AM
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mms, those were the good old days.

I am looking for an open jaw ticket leaving June 13th to July 18.


If anyone see a good fare can you please send me an e-mail?
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Jan 16th, 2007, 12:28 PM
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We bought our tickets in December for July travel dates. We paid a bit over $3000 for 3 tickets and got one with FF miles. We had certain dates we had to travel and return and we had reserved hotels at 2 Italy destinations and arranged a townhouse rental on the French Riviera. So, we weren't about to deal with those changes if we couldn't get flights on the dates we wanted. I'm relieved we have them even though they were no bargain!

Happy travels everyone!
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Jan 16th, 2007, 01:13 PM
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Happy travel to you also Marianna..I have enough FFmiles for two tickets but unfortunately I wasn't able to use them..

Eventually I must buy my tickets because I was lucky to find a good decent, clean,good location hotel in Amsterdam, the price is excellent although that is not a fancy place, but tripAdv. have many good reviews about it.

However, I will check the web many times during the day and who knows I may be lucky and find a fair price, if not then I just go ahead and buy the tickets.
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Jan 16th, 2007, 01:23 PM
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It is so hard to figure out what is the best time to buy and for what amount. Eventually, you just have to do what is right for you at that moment in time. I am a worrier and have no patience to wait and see if prices drop. My husband has far more patience with the waiting game than I do, but he gave in and bought the tickets.

Good luck everyone in finding the fare that is right for you. Thanks,kismetchimera, and hope you find what you want.
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Jan 16th, 2007, 03:36 PM
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AMS--Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Jan 16th, 2007, 05:26 PM
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I watched for 5 months for fares to Italy from Central Fl. for March, and finally bought them in early November. I actually saw them at their cheapest one week before, and decided to buy when they went up $16. I haven't seen them anywhere near that since, so I'm really happy with the price. We're flying from Daytona Beach to Paris, via Atlanta (staying 3 nights in Paris), then flying to Rome for 5 nights, then back home. The 3 flights (Air France) cost $712 total, the flights times are very convenient and the layovers are approx. 2 hours each. I got the tickets through flycheapabroad.com
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Jan 16th, 2007, 06:44 PM
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great info - i am in the same boat and am getting more anxious each day i wait!
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Jan 16th, 2007, 08:25 PM
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Isn't it amazing how much time we spend to buy the "right" airfare. If you add all the time we spend checking all the sites our tickets would be sky high..

But I'm right in there with all of you still checking for a fare under $1,000 from the west coast to Venice then out of Rome back to SF. Leaving in May returning in June.

Good Luck Everyone...
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Jan 17th, 2007, 03:46 PM
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This is a popular route at a popular time. My sense is that the prices will only go up.
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Jan 19th, 2007, 08:59 PM
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I've learned you have to check every day - not wait for the theoretically optimal time to search and buy.

I had been checking daily on kayak.com for a May-June open jaw PIT to Venice, Amsterdam to PIT. Usually I saw $1150-$1250 on USAir which made me depressed. In November and again this past Wednesday I saw USAir at $1058. I was leaning toward buying but was too busy with work.

Guess what the price was Thursday and today? Thursday it dropped to $715. I snapped them up. Friday they were back to $1058.
All of this is for the exact same flights, same dates, same airline.

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