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We are planning on traveling to Italy March 5-21, 2021. I know this is the "off season" and cooler weather, which we are entirely comfortable with. I am really only looking for people's opinions, as I know nobody here will have an answer. I am not sure if anyone has any knowledge or know someone that is in the "know". I have already booked out hotels for Venice, Florence, & Rome ( 2 hotels in Rome). I feel confident in our choices, and feel great that I thought ahead with booking with flexibility through Booking.com (No pre-payment, & free cancellation until 1 week before). My question comes down to the airlines, I have a ton of anxiety about this. I know we are in unique times, but I am concerned when to purchase my tickets. Right know airlines, American/British have policies in place that I feel decent about in the event this thing comes back in the spring. However, airlines such as Lufthansa i am skeptical of their policies, and vouchers as I live in the US & dont travel to Europe very often. My concerns are that the prices for these flights will skyrocket, especially if they are leaving out the middle seat, and also they may sell out at a affordable price for me. So question, is when is the best time to book, and should we do it now? For background, we are flying from Orlando MCO- Venice 1 way, and leaving from Rome FCO to MCO on the way back. Our best options for price and flight duration are a hybrid British/American Airlines flight (British to Italy & American back) & Lufthansa to and from. I know this was a wordy question, I thank you very much in advance for any advice you may have.