Post # 1
Im a seasoned traveller, but Im totally second guessing myself making these decisions for our flights.
I found a good deal right now for our honeymoon to Prague & Vienna, but the times of the flights are not exacty what we wanted…
Should I just get the tickets since they are at a good price now and we can make-do with the times? Or should I hold out until maybe different time schedules pop up…?
Fiance just keeps telling me, whatever you think! Sigh…thanks a lot! lol
UPDATE- I got the tickets!!*** I’m so excited! I found one on expedia that was a good price and a little later in the day. Not as late as I wanted originally, but enough so that we don’t have to leave at 7am, and we will be able to have one more lunch in Vienna. 🙂 So all is well!
Post # 3
How good are the prices? If you don’t think you’ll be able to find a deal like it again, I’d say book it. By times of flights do you mean just morning vs evening or do you mean the days? If it were just time of day, I wouldn’t let that stop me from booking!
Post # 4
@PitBulLover: Yeah it’s basically time of day. I guess I want to milk the honeymoon for as much as I can, and I didn’t want to leave Vienna early in the morning…we wanted to leave in the evening so as to add another day. 🙂 Greedy!
Post # 5
@Evie19: I can understand that. But if the tix are that good of a price I say do it!
Post # 6
Oh I hate playing the “Get the best price on the airline ticket game” I’m quite a seasoned traveller as well and I’m about 50/50 with getting the best deal! First of all, are you looking on the airline’s specific site or a travel site like expedia? If you’re looking at the latter, try the airline’s website to see how much it would cost to take the evening flight you want.
Secondly, January is off-peak season for most of Europe so the prices should be significantly lower than they would be if you were to travel right now. If it’s not a significant difference, I’d probably wait on the likely chance they’ll go down.
That being said, oil prices are all over the place so if they go up, airline prices will go up.
Finally, my other random point is that you are looking at prices on the worst time of the week. Apparently mid-week (Wednesday) is the cheapest day to find airline tickets. Weekends are when people have time to look and Mondays are when everyone hates being back at work and wants to book a holiday to get away. I have had some success with getting cheaper flights when booking on a Wednesday. Just a random thought.
Honestly, if the flights are a good deal, I would take them. Yes, you might lose out on a few hours in Vienna but I’ve always found that I really don’t get a lot of sightseeing done on the day I’m leaving a country regardless of the time I’m leaving. It’s also a bit of a pain to have to check out in the morning and then worry about your luggage all day before heading to the airport. Usually, I’m quite happy to get to the airport and just get on my way already (just trying to make you feel better if you take the flight deal you’ve found now!)
Good luck and enjoy! Both of those cities are lovely! 🙂
Post # 7
@Ree723: Thanks, those are all really good tips! I guess I just need to decide whether I should risk it till Tuesday or Wednesday…eek! My fear is that the only return flights on Sunday will be even earlier in the morning by then..yuck.
You’re right about the last day of travel…you can never totally relax and enjoy the day.
These are repeat cities for me, but I love them so much I wanted to go back! 🙂 And they are so much better in low season when they aren’t packed with tourists.