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So, how long should I wait to book flights for next summer (m)

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I'm having trouble deciding... I've been watching flight prices on Kayak and they are coming down but not enough. I'm afraid they will go back up. Should I wait or book now? We are traveling at the end of June/early July. Also, I really want a red-eye flight and there is only one airline traveling red-eye. Delta use to from my hometown but not anymore..
 

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United has an option of a refund credit if the price goes down, so it doesn't hurt to book early. I don't know if other airlines do this or not.
 

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Where are you traveling to? That makes a big difference in the answer.
 

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For award tickets, I say book asap. Other tickets, I'd say wait a month or two.

Of course, if I could predict oil prices, I'd be so rich I wouldn't have to worry about airfares.
 

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United has an option of a refund credit if the price goes down, so it doesn't hurt to book early. I don't know if other airlines do this or not.
I didn't know that. Is the price different be more than certain amount before the refund work.
 

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I didn't know that. Is the price different be more than certain amount before the refund work.
Doesn't matter how much the difference is. Credit is given as a voucher, not a credit card credit though.
 

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Doesn't matter how much the difference is. Credit is given as a voucher, not a credit card credit though.
Does the voucher expire?
 

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Does the voucher expire?
Yes, it's good for a year. It also has to be for the same route. I have one for around $300 from a price drop to Honolulu. That will take a big chunk out of my next vacation flight.
 
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IIRC, Travelocity and Orbitz also offer a refund if the price drops but I think its for the exact flights. That said, I only use them for research and then book with the airline. Eliminates the middleman and finger pointing if something goes wrong.:cool:

OTOH, if you want to make sure you get the lowest price if it changes, both sites are used by millions of people.;)

Cheers
 

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At Delta the credit voucher is good for any flight,as long as it is booked within a year.
 

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Does American give a credit voucher is price drops? Just curious as I just booked 2009 trip to Aruba for $479 from Boston. Thought this was a good deal (especially with the increase in airfare lately).
 

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HI,
We travel to Orlando every year, leaving out of Hartford. I buy our tickets as soon as I can, because I have noticed that they continually go up in price. Of course these are tickets I purchase and not frequent flyer. Sue
 

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Doesn't it have to be the exact same flight (ie time) as the one you booked? I must have misunderstood AA's site. I thought it said that you have to pay the $150 change fee and then whatever is left could be a travel voucher. Is there a fee that you know about?
 
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