Okay, so I have posted before about the exorbinant fares for travel from Boston to Orlando during April vacation week when my cousin is planning her WDW trip. I have been checking essentially every day for months and the fares have never gone below $400 for the dates she wants to travel. Right now, the cheapest she can get is $413.50 per person for 1 stop flights on AirTran from 4/17-4/24 and the times on the flights are not great. She wouldn’t get into Orlando until almost 10:00 on Thursday night. That seems insanely high to me for flights that aren’t even direct!
I checked seat availabilty for Delta and Airtran and there are still about 200 seats on nonstop Delta flights on Thursday, 125 seats on nonstop flights on Friday. Airtran has about 50 seats on nonstop flights on Thursday and about 175 seats on 1 stop flights on Thursday so it seems like there are still a fair amount of seats left. I can’t check the seat availability on JetBlue without actually booking, or at least I haven’ t figured out how to do it.
My cousin is getting anxious because she has everything else booked but her airfare but she also doesn’t want to pay over $400 per person to get down there if she doesn’t have to. I am nervous that because it is vacation week here, the airlines will just keep the prices high and hope that people bite.
So, basically, my question is, what would you do? Bite the bullet and pay the $400 for lousy flights and hope that a sale doesn’t come up in 2 weeks that makes your flights a whole lot cheaper, or wait it out?
Ugh, I hate airfare!