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Glad I booked flight when I did

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Had been checking flights from Ct or NJ to PVR- booked 3 days ago- glad I did -just checked price -went up $197 per person and there is 4 of us going. Sure would have been kicking myself if I waited.
 

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book now, look later

I start looking at air as far out as I can, if I find a price I can live with I take it. I watch the price and take the credit if it goes down and pat myself on the back if it goes up. I booked jfk/aua for march, price was (drum roll please) $375.35 pp, so I know that one is not going down. Booked friends for the same time period jfk/sxm, $701.75 pp. ouch! As I watch this one in wonderment it has gone as high as $1049.75. The price changes more than the NY weather, what are they thinking? I understand it's a dog eat dog industry but I'm not so sure deregulation turned out so well as the number of national carriers dwindles and the service goes down the pipe. Flew 1st class (ff miles bump) a short time ago mia/jfk and the meal was half of an egg salad sandwich made with perhaps a tablespoon of filling, I know quite a few of the fligh attendants on this carrier and was looking for the hidden camera, thought it was a practical joke. I'll get off the soapbox now, glad you bought when you did.
 

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What amazes me is the HUGE jumps in price at one time. When I first started watching prices to PVR I was surprised at the price to begin with(1st trip to Mexico). Kept playing with different departure airports. Overnight I saw price decrease $30 and was tempted to wait longer. I didn't know that I could request refund if price went down. Little bird on my shoulder said "buy now"
 

cguardia

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Booked from Lafayette, La to PVR 8 days ago. Flying Continental for $530 a person, 4 adults. Checked a few minutes ago. Same price, in fact, this has been the price since I started looking back in November 2005. Our flight is for May 2006.
 

northwoodsgal

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I should have booked sooner

I just booked a flight from Milwaukee to LA, direct flight on Northwest for $282/ticket for this Christmas. I know this is a good fare but, had I booked even yesterday, I could have had a ticket for the same price out of Milwaukee with a much better schedule. Even two days ago, there was a direct flight from Green Bay for $300 on Midwest Airlines. Dumb me, I took the time to ask my husband if he was willing to drive to Milwauke for their $261 flight. With five of us travelling, the $200 difference is at least worth considering. I never got a real answer, went to bed, and it was of course gone. What was I thinkiing?!? I should have just booked it. Especially knowing our school's band is playing in the Rose Bowl and tickets would fill up more than usual. So today, like everyone else stranded at home because of the snow storm, I'm looking for a flight and watching them go up with every click. Grrr...
 

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refunds

Forgot to mention that AA's policy on refunds/vouchers is full price on the difference internationally, full domesticly minus a $100 fee, don't know about other airlines. To me it makes more sense to purchase early for int and hope for a reduction and shop hard for domestic flights, you will do the same amount of legwork but it's easy to get shut out of an int destination that only has a few flights a day while in the states there are more ways to skin a cat, alternate airports, off hour flights, hidden cities (don't quote me), etc. I have gained a great deal of respect for the travel agents who put up with me before the internet.
 
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