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Thoughts on airfare

We are traveling to Eastern Europe this fall. I know no one knows when airfares will go up and down but right now I found flights for going into Budapest and out of Prague for the cheapest $2344.00, the most being$2584.00, depending on seat selection. This is the total for 2 people. Is this a good rate? Approximately $1150-$1250 per person. This is for late sept. into October. In your opinion should I book or wait to see if they go down at all? Thank you.

Posted by
8245 posts

I would think they're normal airfares for the present time. Use that as a guideline and hang back for a few months--looking for lower fares. You have plenty of time to score a better fare as October is not high tourist time.

Neither Budapest or Prague are airports with non-stop flights to North America. Your best bet is to fly British Airways non-stop into London Heathrow (LHR) and catch a connecting flight to Budapest (or Prague). You can also catch a British Airways flight to either Prague (or Budapest) to LHR and catch the non-stop flight back to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

Posted by
5162 posts

I'd suggest set up tracking alerts on Google Flights, to monitor price fluctuations.

Posted by
1444 posts

Sounds reasonable to me. If you are sure of your travel plans, then I would buy the tickets now. It will relieve your mind of one major detail. And since no one can possibly guess where prices will go, don't beat yourself up if they go down later.

United has a relatively new non-stop flight to Prague from Newark Airport. We took it last year (July). Flight left 4 1/2 hours late but after complaining, we got vouchers for $200 each for 3 people. Even with the delay, it was nice being able to fly to Prague non-stop.

Posted by
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Sorry to be negative but we don't fly United or into Newark. We lost two days of an Ireland trip because of Newark. Look up the airline and airport ratings to see what others say. I put these two in the bottom. Pricing sounds about right at this time. Also early booking might give you more options on seat selection. Have a great time!

Posted by
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That seems pretty typical and what I pay in the summer to get from KC to Prague. American was supposed to start non-stop flight from Chicago to Prague in May but it may be delayed start to that offering now.