How far ahead should I book airfare?

Old Nov 10th, 2013, 02:52 PM
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How far ahead should I book airfare?

I've been searching for Feb. airfare and its quite high right now. Experts say don't start looking more than 3 months out. Just wondering what most of your frequent fliers to SJO do?
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Old Nov 11th, 2013, 05:21 AM
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look at your flights seating chart. A full chart means you waited too long.
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Old Nov 12th, 2013, 05:37 AM
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What air search allow you to do that before you purchase tickets?
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Old Nov 12th, 2013, 06:10 AM
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Hi cpcd!

February is peak time in Costa Rica, so if the flights are already looking to be at high prices, this is likely to be because they're busy. In this scenario, they're only likely to increase, so I suspect you'd be best to look at getting them sooner rather than later.

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I really like the following websites for their search abilities, and the option to view the fares for individual days months in advance. It's great for purchasing International airfare:

http://www.momondo.com

and my favorite:

http://www.skyscanner.com
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I have heard that the most popular time is averaged at 34 days ahead. This was mentioned on my car radio just the other day. Mine are already purchased but if not, I would look into this to see if there is any truth to it.
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There is no correct answer to your question. When you see an airfare that looks good to you, book. I booked my airfare DC-San Jose-DC about 4 months ahead of time and paid about $630RT. I'm on a home exchange up in the mountains in San Jose. The area is San Ramon. Basically I wanted my airfare over and done with before I went to Europe last summer on home exchanges in France and Spain.

You can follow my Costa Rican adventures right here:

http://altecockertravels.weebly.com/...mber-2013.html

Please note that home exchange vacations are very different than trips to resorts (which many Americans do). I am not critical of those sorts of holidays, but I won't be able to answer a lot of the conventional questions.
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