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It was on the local morning news show today. Not much info though, just a blurb

Posted by
5687 posts

Everyone already knows the cheapest time to book: 24 hours after you book. ;-)

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1190 posts

Andrew's answer is probably as close as what Google is going to give you.

The airlines themselves are still trying to retune their revenue management algorithms post Covid. Their golden egg--business travel--isn't expected to recover for years (link below.) To me, this means prices will be more volatile until the airlines have enough data to truly maximize their revenue. It also means that me and the other folks on this forum--people travelling on vacations--will be footing a greater percentage of the airlines overall "bill."

https://www.businesstravelnews.com/Procurement/US-Travel-Eases-Forecast-of-Corp-Travel-Recovery#:~:text=The%20U.S.%20Travel%20Association%20now,2027%2C%20the%20association%20announced%20Wednesday.

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7347 posts

Andrew H, whew, that’s the reason why I avoid looking at it afterwards. I just purchased ticket’s yesterday that were each $500 less than they were a few days earlier. I’m happy & no more looking! : )

Posted by
1709 posts

Just like after you sell stock. Never look again, you will always be disappointed.

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9423 posts

Last Friday, August 25, i was on Google Flights, ready to buy tickets that day. Message said “The cheapest time to book is usually later, Aug 29 - Nov 27”.
So i waited

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4896 posts

Susan, please report back! 🙂

Posted by
6614 posts

Susan, I got the same message when I was looking for flights going from MSP to Fort Myers. It told me to check back in October.

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9423 posts

I have to coordinate with my son to buy tickets, we were ready last Friday but now he’s on a camping trip so we’ll try again next week. But it begs the question when they say Aug 29 - Nov 27, do we wait til November? I know it’s all a gamble and no one knows…

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2363 posts

Google provides mostly solutions to problems you did not have before.
In this case they show lower prices to prices which were made more expensive for you by your search behavior.

The best trick for cheap prices is to stay away from using any Facebook, Twitter, other social media and/or Google search solutions. Try to stay as anonymous as you can - especially delete cookies after each session and use anonymous browser modes. Comments on social media about travel targets and also tracked behaviour for travelling can lead to prices up to 30% above average for the same (!) product or service.