Post # 1
As some of you know I was looking for a non-Hawaii place to honeymoon. (Here is where I would put a link to that post.. if the Bee was up and running.)
You Bee’s gave me lots of good ideas…and my Fiance shot them ALL down.
Turns out he has just always wanted to go to Hawaii for his honeymoon, and really nothing was going to make him happy since it would mean giving up his only “wedding dream” (imagine suddenly being told you can’t wear white even though that is what you dreamed of your whole life…)
So I looked into some things, and decided we are just going to have to make it work. I found tickets for right around $550, I am getting more back from taxes then I thought and I found an awesome Honeymoon Registry site, where we can ask for help paying for the honeymoon he always wanted.
So we talked about it and he is so excited… I was happy he was happy. so now that we are both on the same page I go on again today to look at the tickets and what do I find? tickets have suddenly skyrocketed and the cheapest I can find them for is like $800! over night!
what the heck? are they going to come back down? should I wait? should I buy them now before they get anymore?
Ugh why does this stuff happen? We were finally to the planning part and now once again it seems unreasonable.
Has stuff like this happened to anyone else?
Post # 3
I’ve always heard that Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are the best times to book airfare and vacation packages. I would wait until Monday/Tuesday and check the rates then.
Post # 4
Airfares are going up as the price of oil goes up.
Post # 5
Ain’t that the truth. Everything goes up!
Post # 6
I always use farecast.com to decide when to buy. It seems pretty accurate to me. Basically it tells you if prices will go up, down, or stay the same over time.
Post # 7
Don’t worry, you still have plenty of time and they could well go back down (yes, tickets go up, but they also go back down when you’re this far out). You just crossed the six-month mark to your wedding, so that could be the reason why they popped. October is not high season so I think you can do better than where it’s at now.
There are a bunch of websites that’ll allow you to set a price you’re looking for and alert you when fares hit that level or below. Travelocity does it, and I used to use http://www.kayak.com for this (although I think Kayak requires you to input specific flights you’re interested in, and Travelocity you may just have to put in the dates, which may be better if you don’t care which airline you use).
Post # 8
I thought the tickets to Hawaii are usually in the $800-$900 range. If you see the tickets go down to $400 please IM me I need to buy those! I’m going to try forecast.com and see what their predictions are. You ladies are so resourceful!
Post # 9
Fares change all the time. My advice is: if you find something you can afford, jump on it! Chances are it won’t be there next time you look.
Post # 10
Book your airfare and hotel together!
The first time I went to Hawai’i (about 4 years ago), I stayed with my friends and the ticket price was $635 r/t from NYC.
I went a couple of years ago with Fiance and we got a flight and hotel (not a super nice one) for $935 per person. We flew the same airline (and probably the same flight), and gas had gone up, so I am sure that there was a great airfare deal in there for both the flight and the hotel, it was just hidden because of the combined package.
Post # 11
Don’t worry, the past two times I went to Hawaii that happened. First the fare was $500 (1 stopover) and then went up to $900. I kept checking, and eventually it went down to $500 (nonstop!!).
Just keep checking. Try checking on a weekday. I had good luck with that.
Post # 12
Agreed with PPs. Just keep checking, you have plenty of time. Set up a fare watch on kayak and also check on your own. They’ll likely come back down!