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Is buying flexible-date airfare cheaper to buy in January than in December?

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Should I buy airfare in December for January/February skiing, or after the holidays are over?

 

I am looking at flights to Denver, and the pricing keeps fluctuating up and down. They just went up again today, just as last week they were going down... and I thought they'd go down even further. I can't understand their algorithms. And I am not even flying during the busy holidays: this is for January/February skiing.

post #2 of 6

Probably after Christmas now?  If you book on Southwest and it goes down, it's very easy to rebook on line and they will issue a credit,  good for a year.  I would book several time periods, just to make sure you have good conditions.  Then just rotate the unused ones for your next trip!

I flew back from DEN last night on SWA and half the plane was skiers just out for the weekend.   Skiing was great!

post #3 of 6

Trying to buy air tickets at the absolute low is like selling a stock at the peak just before it drops.  Dumb luck.  I suspect they use some measure of demand to set prices -- and they seem to adjust prices constantly.  When I see a price that's decent, I grab it.  And try not to get upset if I see a better one later on.      

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Southwest doesn't have baggage fees? I might be considering them, even though their pricing is higher than competitors. I am used to paying for a boot bag, and for skis: for a round-trip that's four payments of baggage. I think it will be cheaper with Southwest in the long run.

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Southwest doesn't have baggage fees? I might be considering them, even though their pricing is higher than competitors. I am used to paying for a boot bag, and for skis: for a round-trip that's four payments of baggage. I think it will be cheaper with Southwest in the long run.



All of the airlines consider the combination of boot bag and ski bag to be equivalent to one checked item (I don't advise checking your boots however).

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Why do you say that: is it for safety for them not to get stolen? I pack all of my belongings in the boot bag, so that I don't have a 3rd bag; I always do that, and have found it convenient.

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