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Flights from the US to Europe -- hold out or buy?

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1. Posted by More_ (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

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Hey guys. I'm going to London this summer, in July, and trying to figure out if I should wait a few more months to see if specials pop up or buy now. Basically, can I be hurt by waiting? The tickets look to be an average of $800-900 now...is that like the ceiling, or as it gets closer will they spike up?

Thanks!

2. Posted by hil_136 (Budding Member 14 posts) 9y

where are you flying from? if you're flying from the East Coast that seems rather high...

3. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 9y

Try flying to Liverpool from NY with flyglobespan as they are very cheap. In July you can fly for about $700 - $750 return but if you could fly end of may - june you could fly for approx $450 return. You could then book a coach to London for £1 if you book in advance with either national express or the mega bus. Depends on how flexible you can be.

4. Posted by More_ (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

I'm sorta stuck on early July, but I will check out that site -- thank you!

As for where I'm flying, I'm going out of Boston, which makes things more expensive I think :/ If I could just find something under $800 I would be happy.

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

You're talking high season, so I'd suggest you find the best deal and go with it before the flights sell out. I booked by ticket in March for a June 20 flight to Paris, and I checked back last week and the plane is full. London's a pretty popular destination - it can book up quickly. And you don't usually get good deals on flights in high season, either. Airlines know they'll sell out regardless of price.

6. Posted by adamsa (Budding Member 38 posts) 9y

im trying to fly out of new york in july and the rates are pretty bad. there are some deals with air india and such but id rather not settle on just getting there without my bags

7. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 9y

Boston should be cheap - iv flown outta Logan many times and those prices are too high I think.

Try flyin to Dublin from Boston and then get on a easyjet or ryanair flight. Thats why I do (the reverse) when I go home to Boston.

8. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 9y

Prices for airtickets usually only go up, unless you are flying charter you can get the very best deals around 4-5 months in advance.

If you are close to Canada, consider flying with zoom too.

http://www.flyzoom.com/

Another way to get across the Atlantic:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airhitch
http://www.airhitch.org/