Post # 1
So! The Fiance and I planned our honeymoon; a five nighter in Las Vegas at the Luxor hotel. This IS our honeymoon, not a minimoon, we are not the bearers of unlimited vacation time…or money. That being said, we are looking for cheap flight to Las Vegas leaving Minneapolis, MN on August 9th, returning Saturday the 14th.
So far, we’ve found prices around $325 or so but are looking for anything lower of course! Also, I was wondering if people would suggest waiting until closer to the date to buy tickets so they become lower…or is that too risky with a honeymoon? Would there bee any ideas on this? Thanks!
Post # 3
K – I live in Vegas and am from Mpls. $325 is not terrible but I think you can wait to purchase your tickets since your honeymoon is not until August to get a cheaper price. I also found that the ticket prices are cheaper to Vegas in August because it’s so freaking hot here and of course, it is during the short summer season in Mpls. But I would keep an eye as the months roll on a bit. Also, be sure to check Sun Country (I actually was a flight attendant there for about 9 years before I became a lawyer lol – they often beat Northwest’s or others fares). Hope that helps a little.
Post # 4
Definitely wait because August is quite a ways away and airlines intentionally inflate prices this far in advance because they know people panic. I have found that the cheapest tickets are within a month of your flight, but since this is your honeymoon I would NOT recommend waiting that long, just to be on the safe side. 3 months should be sufficient, though not as cheap you will get seats and should be able to sit together.
Tickets are usually cheapest late Tuesday evenings (don’t ask me why), so I try to buy mine between 10pm-12am for the best price. If you are going through Orbitz or a similar site, you can set the price you want and they will contact you when tickets fall to that level.
Post # 5
Thanks ladies! You told me a lot of things I didn’t know 🙂 We are going to wait until around early May to get the tickets. Hopefully for a little cheaper of a price.
Post # 6
As much as I don’t like it as a search engine, bing.com has the farewathcher technology in which you can input flight data and it will tell you if fares are going up, remaining constant or going down, plus shows you a rate of confidence for that prediction.
Post # 7
If you use http://www.kayak.com, they check EVERYWHERE for ticket prices and if you check the same flights frequently (sign up first) the website automatically starts to watch ticket prices for those flights for you and charts the trends.
Also, I think I saw a commercial that if you book through one of the sites…. either CheapTickets or PriceLine, and then the price goes down later, they’ll refund you the difference. Something like that. Sorry, I’m a little fuzzy on that one, so maybe do better research instead of trusting me 😉
Post # 8
I found a great deal on the AAA website! You can book airfare and hotel, we were looking at $800 for 2 round trip tickets to Vegas (from Dallas) and 3 nights at a hotel.
Post # 9
too bad hobbit travel went under. I used them in the past to go from msp to vegas and they had great deals.
i guess if i were you i would check suncountry, bing, and kayak some more. I never like to wait to the last minute. $325 isn’t too bad but I think you could get a fare for around $275 – $300 if you keep tracking it every day.
Post # 10
Use priceline… you can make a bid and if they accept it, that’s what youll pay. I do it all the time and I have saved tons!!!! (Got the ticket less than their asking price)
orbitz gives you your money back if someone books the same ticket for less. Price line also has tickets to las vegas for 49 – 99 round trip, but it depends on where you live.