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    • Roystokes
    • By Roystokes 9th Oct 17, 1:33 PM
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    Orlando flights 9th Oct 17 at 1:33 PM
    We are being bombarded with cheaper deals for October 2018 but only if we book now. Does anybody know if flights get cheaper at particular times, or whether airlines have regular sales dates?? Thanks
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    • By Westin 9th Oct 17, 8:01 PM
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    Are you talking about October half-term dates?
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    • By heatherw_01 10th Oct 17, 1:53 PM
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    There is no real time to book to guarantee the cheapest flights. Sales can happen at any time so you never know when is a good time to book.

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-flights
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    The above is true. I always book as early as possible and I've been happy with the prices I've paid 10-11 months in advance. I have occasionally disregarded the old maxim of never checking prices after you've booked, and have always felt smug and vindicated after doing so as I've always seen increased prices. That doesn't of course mean there haven't been better prices available after I booked, as I've only had the occasional look, so my experience is no guarantee other people's will have been the same.
    The best strategy is to monitor fluctuations over a period of time, check several sites and play around with loads of different flight routes and dates.. Flying home on a Wednesday from SFO rather than a Tuesday in August this year saved my family about a grand. It also meant we were able to catch one of Tom Petty's last ever concerts. I believe traditional wisdom has it that Tuesday is often the cheapest day to fly, but that wasn't,t true for us.
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    If you can wait for a last minute charter flight then the bit in April after the easter holidays can be very cheap.

    BUT you would pay significantly extra for seat reservation and checked baggage and other add ons, seats together may have sold out.

    October has a hurricane risk, do you want to avoid this?
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
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