Post # 1
I need to bitch. I’m ridiculously annoyed at FH and I need to get it off my chest.
His sister graciously offered us a week of timeshare to use for our honeymoon. She payed the guest fees (and all the other fees) and when she booked it we got a $300 credit to use at the resort…awesome right?! We’ll be staying in Playa del Carmen for 7 days which is awesome because we totally wouldn’t have been taking a honeymoon otherwise.
The only things we need to pay for are plane tickets, food (minus the $300 credit), activities, etc. I’ve been staking out plane tickets to Cancun for the last month and a half and the cheapest airfare I’ve found is $505 flying on AirTran.
Sooooo, today I get a price alert saying that there are tickets available at $392 flying on Delta. That’s a price difference of 225 total for the two of us! I was super excited so I called my FH to tell him, and he doesn’t want to book. Mind you, he’s only ever flown once (with me and he didn’t pay) so he doesn’t know how to book flights or really how much they cost. He keeps saying he doesn’t want to pay when we’re 6 months away from the honeymoon…um we’re 4 1/2 months away, not 6.
He would rather keep the money in the bank account until he absolutely has to pay, which means we’ll probably be paying out the butt. I want to jump at the opportunity because gas prices are rising and I don’t see it getting any cheaper. He says ‘how do you know??it might be even cheaper next week’.
akdsfjasldjfalksdjfmaclskdfas. I feel like screaming. I can’t make him buy the damn tickets now. He’s a big boy. But I know he’s going to be pissed when he has to pay $500+ per ticket. I’m grumpy. Any advice on what to tell the tightwad? I think his main problem is he just doesn’t want to see the balance on the bank account after the money is gone (even though we have the money and have planned on using the money for this).
Post # 3
oooo im so sorry! i would jump on that though – quick! the closer you get the more expensive it will get thats just the way it is with plane tickets – the chances of you finding cheaper than that is slim.
try and tell him that – we ended up paying probably a grand more than we needed to fo our honeymoon because we booked late (november for a february honeymoon), dont be us!
Post # 4
Another benefit to booking now is that in 4 month when you’re just a few weeks away from your wedding and looking at all the random expenses that you haven’t thought of at this point and you say crap I have to book the flight and then realize oh wait, no I don’t. Sorry I just had that moment today. It’s crazy how much of thel ittle stuff adds up right at the very end. You definitely need to book it now. We had our honeymoon booked at least 6 months before the wedding.
Post # 6
@Atalanta: I don’t have an extra $800 lying around? That’s what I make in two weeks, basically.
We agreed to buy a new fence and buy plane tickets with his tax refund this year (he is the sole person who ‘owns’ the house so he gets the $$ come refund time – until we’re married). But now that’s it’s coming down to it, he wants to stall and keep looking.
Anybody flown to cancun from the east coast? What was the ticket price range??
Post # 7
that is a good deal. I dont know how to convince him since you seem to have given him all the knowledge already…that is tough. I’m like you though too and keep looking at prices…My FI kept telling me to wait longer to get some last minute deals from Travelzoo etc… but I read on Rick Steeves traveling you need to book certain things sooner! Maybe you can find some articles to show him….if he doesnt trust your decision, who will he trust though? ahhh..tough one!
Post # 8
This is evil June coming out but can you give him a little white lie? Tell him you spoke with the airline to ask why the price dropped so much and they told you it was an error on their part and prices would be going up again very soon? (This happened for real to me once). If you don’t feel like lying just try to keep calm and explain to him you don’t mind waitinng but you don’t want to hear him complaining when he has to pay double that price!
Post # 9
400 just about anywhere is a good price right now!! I nearly had to pay that much to fly to Pensecola from the east coast last month. (Luckily I was able to do 2 one way trips on different airlines that somehow came out less). I’m flying to St John from east coast, and I jumped at $420 dollar tickets 2 or 3 months ago (so about 4.5 months in advance). They’ve only gone up since then and are about 550 now.
Post # 10
That price is incredible and you should definitely do everything in your power to nab them at that price — including the little white lie that June42011 suggested! As you stated, gas prices keep rising. The airlines aren’t covering that cost out of the kindness of their big corporate hearts. Instead, they’ll pass along those costs to the consumer. They’re also cutting flight schedules so that they are flying fewer, but fuller planes. The price will surely continue to rise. Good luck!
Post # 11
If you don’t feel like lying just try to keep calm and explain to him you don’t mind waitinng but you don’t want to hear him complaining when he has to pay double that price!