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Will tickets for summer trip likely go up or down?

Old Apr 2nd, 2007, 02:22 PM
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Will tickets for summer trip likely go up or down?

How much longer can I risk waiting to buy a ticket for a July trip? I have found what I think is a reasonable price, but certainly not a bargain. Does anyone have a sense, from past experience, about when the airlines start raising prices even more for summer fares? Or should a wait a little longer and hope the prices go down. Thanks. PJK
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Old Apr 2nd, 2007, 02:35 PM
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If you believe it is reasonable buy it. The peak summer travel is July. Rarely do you find bargins for July With fuel prices going up and good travel demand, I doubt if you will much reduction. Bargains come in the winter.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2007, 02:37 PM
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As one very erudite Fodorite once said, "The prices will go up, right before they start going down again."

You never know, but I've never met a summer price that went down significantly. If you're comfortable with the price now, buy it, and don't look back.

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Old Apr 2nd, 2007, 02:41 PM
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I agree, if you feel the price is good buy it now before it goes away. Prices just seem to get higher the closer to the summer months you get.
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Supply and demand. In July demand is highest, so prices go up.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2007, 02:53 PM
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Hi P,

>I have found what I think is a reasonable price,...

Buy it, and don't look at prices again.

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if you can afford the fare and it seems reasonable you should buy ASAP. Waiting may see the fares go up.

And once you buy - force yourself to NOT look (not a peek) at fares again.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2007, 03:18 PM
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Thanks everyone. I will buy the tickets tonight. PJK
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