(Closed) What the Heck Hawaii?

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
1843 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
46451 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Airfares are going up as the price of oil goes up.

Post # 5
2547 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ain’t that the truth. Everything goes up!

Post # 6
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

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
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
1749 posts
Bumble bee

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
674 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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!

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