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To book or not to book?

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To book or not to book?

We are going on a cruise March 18-21st & we have not bought our plane tickets b/c the price has been so expensive for the last 6months. They have fluctuated anywhere from $400-700 throughout the last few months. We cannot leave until the late afternoon early evening on the 17th & have to book an afternoon flight back home due to the cruise docking, etc....so my question is do you think I should book now or keep watching? I know this is a busy weekend due to spring break but I am assuming they will come down. I usually only book a ticket about a month out & have always had good luck with it (last July I booked 2 tickets from ICT to MIA 3 weeks out and got them for $220 p/p) but I am worried that they are going to continue rising. Bing.com predicted Friday that I should buy now, Sunday to wait, and today it is back to buy now? Any suggestions? I don't mind the waiting game b/c I have played it before but have never seen prices this high either!


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1. Re: To book or not to book?

We had the same dilemma a few years ago. I ended up having to go two days early and stay a day later to avoid high airfare. Don't know how flexible you can be with your time off. I just used priceline for the hotels so it ended up saving us about 500 total for 3 of us by time we bought food and hotel.

Airfare during spring break is really high out of Wichita. I don't know where you are wanting to leave from or the port you are going to, but you may want to try KC or OKC to see if you can get a decent price there.

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You can't use your purchase in July as a data point. You are trying to fly at the very highest demand time. Not to mention that the number of people flying has gone up, but the airlines are keeping the supply of seats down.

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