Book now or wait for something better

Tracy Stewart, July 28, 2008
Fares from Washington DC:

    Q. I'm trying to make it home to a wedding in Charleston, SC the last week of September from where I currently live in Honolulu. The flights right now are listed around $900 round-trip. I've occasionally seen deals for around $650 to $750. Do you see the flights getting any cheaper, or should I cut my losses and take the $900 flight? Does flying between 2 vacation destinations make a difference in when I should look for cheap flights home in general?

    A. Low season for both destinations intersect around January to March, so fares may be generally cheaper then. We'd also suggest signing up for any one of our newsletters to keep on top of sales. Given that it's a wedding and your dates aren't flexible... it's better safe than sorry as far as booking travel. If it were us, we'd do it now, just for our own peace of mind.