[QUOTE=simplytall;1050772]I have found with SW that the day they open the schedule the fares were the lowest. The last two flights I booked were booked on the day the schedule opened. I have continued to check the flights for the last few months and I have never found it even close to the price I paid.
Book it early and keep checking the fares. If they drop the price, re-book at the lower fare. The extra money paid will be kept as a credit that you can use within the next year. There are no fees to change a flight.[/QUOTE]
That’s what we do too! I’ve been watching our Denver flight since June and it has fluctuated SO much. We got it at the rock bottom price ($89) and it’s gone as high as $171 and back down again to $141 at the moment. Our return flight has only fluctuated $8 or $9. However, my Mom book her Chicago flight 1st day they posted her dates and it lowered in cost 3 days later…so now she has a $30 credit to use by next June. (Some flights are refundable, so you get your credit back immediately, but we usually book the Want to Get Away deals and that’s where they’ll only give you a credit for a price difference) I just don’t know what drives the fluctuations!