when buy airfare

Sep 10th, 2012, 12:34 PM
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when buy airfare

I am flying multi-city: Tucson to Fairbanks to Ketchikan to Tucson. Right now, fares are about $1500 a tix, round trip. I plan to apply for the Alaska Air credit card for the companion fare.

So, should I buy now, or will fares go down as we get closer to the date - 3 months?

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Sep 10th, 2012, 01:03 PM
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crap shoot anyway you look at it. I read an article a couple of days ago that suggest 6-12 weeks out statistically is the best, but that certainly isn't always the case.

You might get a better rate from Phoenix. Would be worth checking.
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Sep 10th, 2012, 01:27 PM
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Airfares are definitely a crapshoot. Nobody can tell you whether they will go up or down in the next 3 months.

The best advice I've had about airfares: Buy when you are comfortable with the price and then NEVER check the fares again.
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Sep 10th, 2012, 01:43 PM
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You really want to go to Alaska in December? I'd pick some place warmer myself.
I would also check the fare to Anchorage and driving a rental car to maybe see Denali on the way to Fairbanks.
You can also check on a cruise ship from Anchorage with a stop in Ketchikan on the way to Vancouver.
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Sep 10th, 2012, 02:39 PM
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Don't know how much stock I would take in either of these articles, but this is what a lot of sites like these above suggest.
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Sep 14th, 2012, 08:02 PM
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Thanks. I will check Phoenix too
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Sep 14th, 2012, 08:04 PM
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Whoops. Sorry Tomfuller. I guess I made my post a bit confusing. I am going in June! I meant should I buy 3 months b4, like April 2013 or buy sooner. Rates are about $1000 rt per person. Hoping to get a whole lot cheaper....
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