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Time to book flights?

Postby Dave_5280 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:24 am

Saw an article today in the Wall Street Journal on airline ticket prices so I checked and was able to get some good prices on United Airlines for a trip next year using my miles.

So you might want to check.

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Re: Time to book flights?

Postby ELI » Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:32 am

To where ?

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Re: Time to book flights?

Postby TheJoe » Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:41 am

I'm wanting to book some flights to go to Cape Town. Wish they had dates for King of the Air so I could go for it.
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Re: Time to book flights?

Postby Dave_5280 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:32 am

ELI wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:32 am
To where ?
To the destination of your choice.

The article said in the past the airlines’ computer systems used big data to set their rates on different dates and times to optimize their revenue. But now with COVID, their systems have nothing to go on since no one is traveling. So one day you will see very low fares to a destination and then next day they will be high. The article also if you wanted to use airline miles you shouldn’t have any trouble using them.

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Re: Time to book flights?

Postby Strekke » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:05 am

Whatever you book I would definitely get cancellation options...

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Re: Time to book flights?

Postby Toby » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:19 am

Strekke wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:05 am
Whatever you book I would definitely get cancellation options...
Thats for sure.
But by next year we should see many vaccinations worldwide, so risk will get limited.
Be sure to see if your insurance will cover you if you get infected...that is currently a big problem of you travel to a risky region.

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Re: Time to book flights?

Postby Havre » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:45 am

Desperately hoping I can get to CT myself in January, but my guess it won't be enough time. Last time I checked basically no international flights landed in CT - even if airlines are selling tickets for future departures.

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Re: Time to book flights?

Postby Exal » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:08 am

I am waiting for what the world will look like mid/end october. Not booking anything before that because it would only get my hopes up. Might even take a year off after this shit year.

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Re: Time to book flights?

Postby ELI » Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:20 pm

CT again maybe this winter or Maui for fall /Spring next year are destinations but still A LOT of uncertainties .

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Re: Time to book flights?

Postby Strekke » Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:06 pm

Toby wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:19 am
Strekke wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:05 am
Whatever you book I would definitely get cancellation options...
Thats for sure.
But by next year we should see many vaccinations worldwide, so risk will get limited.
Be sure to see if your insurance will cover you if you get infected...that is currently a big problem of you travel to a risky region.
I wouldn't get my hopes up for vaccination roll out for active sporty kiters any time soon. People with health conditions at risk, health care workers, and the elderly will get the first batches that come out. And that will take months to roll out on a big scale across the world. And if you look at the state of affairs in SA at the moment, you can certainly forget about the dec-feb '21 season I think. Better to stay local and save up for 2022!


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