NE Coast to Paris Air Fare

Dec 5th, 2006, 11:05 AM
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NE Coast to Paris Air Fare

I've started to look at air fares for next year and I want to book for November when the rates are posted. But, what I am seeing for October seems to be much higher than the past. Perhaps the gas prices are at play??? So, I need some adDvice. o I buy now and just deal with a$900 ticket, or do I wait ...might they come down??? I can leave from Boston, NY or Hartford .... prefer direct but will connect to save money.
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Dec 5th, 2006, 11:30 AM
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The airline has many years of data showing when people have flown in the past and sophisticated software to predict when they will fly in the future. In other words, they have all the advantages. Also, airline tickets are an auction. Prices are high when they are first listed, may go down if no one bids, rise again when people buy and the airline thinks it will fill the plane, then they may fall a bit if that doesn't happen. There are so many factors to consided that it is very hard to predict what is going to happen. Use an online program, be flexible as you are in departure points and departure dates, and you will do well enough not to worry about it. But I don't personally think there are any advantages to buying when the fares are first posted.
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Dec 5th, 2006, 11:31 AM
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Are your dates flexible? Flying on weekends bumps the price. I did a search for a 1 week trip on some random dates in October and got $555 total nonstop from Newark. (airfare.com)

Tue 16 Oct 2007 to Tue 23 Oct 2007
$555 includes all taxes/fees

Air India

depart EWR 9:05p arrive CDG 10:00a (6h 55m)
depart CDG 2:30p arrive EWR 4:25p (7h 55m)



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Dec 5th, 2006, 11:37 AM
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As soon as your dates become available, check fares at www.kayak.com

Then, check fares at www.1800flyeurope.com and compare. We've had terrific luck with them the last few years.

Air fares are definitely higher than last year which was higher than the year before.

Check all your departing airports.

If you shop like the dickens, you can probably find direct flights for the same fare or less as those with connections.

Whether to book now or later would require a crystal ball. I always book early and I've never been sorry. The consolidators often run out of seats shortly after dates become available.

You could sign up for e-mail notifications of sales with various airlines, but it is distressing to receive "as low as promotions..." that are one way, do not include fuel surchages, taxes, fees, and never seem to be available for your dates.
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Dec 5th, 2006, 12:00 PM
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You aren't trying to book at Thanksgiving are you? Because I think that fare is a tad high for a non-holiday, non-summer rate.
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Dec 9th, 2006, 05:42 AM
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I'm locked in to dates as there are six of us renting an apartment. Friday departure/saturday arrival and leaving teh following Saturday.
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