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Should I wait till the 2 days prior to departure for better prices?

Should I wait till the 2 days prior to departure for better prices?

  1. Everjoy Lamin

    Hello Friends,
    I am thinking of booking my tickets on Etihad Business from JFK to DEL 2 days prior to my departure. I am hopeful that prices might drop given that they operate the A380 and it has more capacity. Any suggestions?
    Thanks,

  2. MidSouthSkier

    Have you used kayak.com? For many flights it will have an indicator whether or not to buy or wait. It’s certainly not perfect but can be a good indicator.

    Typically ticket prices go up within 21 days, again within 14 days and again within 7 days. It’s not something I’d do, personally. I think the “sweet spot” for international tickets is supposed to be something like 52 days?

    Again, these are rules of thumb, not hard-and-fast rules.

  3. Gaurav

    Have you tried looking at ticket prices two days before the days you are considering travel to see what the prices are? It’s not a perfect tool but should give you some idea. Like [USER=184]@MidSouth Skier[/USER] says they are usually liable to go up as departure approaches.

  4. Jacob McCarthy

    [QUOTE=”Gaurav, post: 15660, member: 79″]Have you tried looking at ticket prices two days before the days you are considering travel to see what the prices are? It’s not a perfect tool but should give you some idea. Like [USER=184]@MidSouth Skier[/USER] says they are usually liable to go up as departure approaches.[/QUOTE]
    yep I usually book tickets earlier than later due the price usually always rising

  5. Donna

    My experience with F
    and J, especially on International fares is that they never go down at the last minute. In Y, they often do. But, my experience is limited to US Legacy carriers and flights to the EU and Far East. Good luck!

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