Louis Honolulu Delta and United made it last February with a round-trip fare of just $310.
In some cases it is an introduction price or a price designed to "test" a particular one. We have seen temporary tariffs in some cases (e.g. East Coast tariffs for $212 round trip to Hawaii for Pearl Harbor Day or tariffs for Mardi Gras, Boston Marathon, etc.). To be frank, there are fare reductions that last only a few short working days and for which there are no grounds.
Given the frequently fluctuating air fares, it is no wonder that the purchase of an inexpensive fare often gives the impression of hitting a move. They may have realized that air fares are constantly changing. In order to relieve the pains, we have carried out a large flight price survey and summarised the findings for you - so that you get a lower flight price!
Best way to buy a flight is 54 nights out... is that it? When you have been spending a great deal of your free flight traveling, you probably know that fares are changing dramatically. Airline companies will tell you that prices are fluctuating on the basis of painstaking real-time computations to adjust offer and request, but for travellers the ups and downs appear accidental, completely unforeseeable and completely without rim or cue.
It' s a matter that has plagued travellers for 30 years: when is the best moment to buy an airfare?
In autumn there are surprising flight price offers.
I' ve just seen a return ticket from Chicago to London for September for under $350, which can only mean one thing: we are in the Deal Zone case. What time does the Deal Zone case begin? In the case of intra-Community journeys, the Deal Zone case concerns departures on 28 August and beyond; in the case of transatlantic journeys, it concerns departures around 10 September.
What are the low rates? We have seen several two digit round-trip prices in the USA, and many shops to Europe for less than $500. Please note: All rates contain tax and charges and were found last weeks using the FareCompare find feature. What is the end of the Deal Zone case? For US services, tariffs will be increased on November's Thanksgiving Day, while European offers will only improve until mid-December, when they increase for the Christmas/New Year celebrations.
One good general guideline is, the larger the airports, the better the offers, so try to get to the next big hubs. Stay as agile as possible with your schedules and routing options - days of the week are often less expensive than weekend travel and on long journeys connection can be much less expensive than non-stop travel.
When' s the next dealing area? Rick Seaney, CEO of FareCompare, is an inside man of the aviation sector and one of the most important air transport publications.