Post # 32
I think it’s too much of a gamble to wait since you have a specific resort and date in mind. I have gotten some great last minute deals on domestic flights, but never international. Like a PP suggested–check your trip prices for next week, three weeks, and six weeks out. This might give you more info on your specific itinerary, but no guarantees.
Post # 33
Well, it definitely sucked when we saw the seating chart on expedia.com, but when we got to the gate, they were able to move us to seats next to each other for our long flight from Charlotte to the dominican republic. On our shorter legs (Raleigh to Charlotte) DH sat in front of me and I was directly behind him. We didn’t have to sit may rows apart; we noticed that the planes with three-seat rows would all have the middle seats free. So we were able to be really close. On our flight from the DR back to Charlotte, the plane ws totally full and they couldn’t change our seats, but we found that “we are coming back from our Honeymoon and my wife is really not a great flyer; would you at all want to switch seats with me?” worked well. But I realize that is a chance you’d have to take!
Post # 34
I once booked a flight the day I travelled and it was the same price as when I booked the same flight well in advance.
The best offers are often if you book a year or so in advance for package deals though I find the best way to browse for holiday deals is to choose what you want to do and ‘track’ the holiday. When the price drops, book it. We do this every year.