Q&A-When is the best time to buy Air Fare tickets for March?

Question: When is the best time to buy Air Fare tickets for March?
I’m planning a trip out to Austin, TX for a Music Conference that goes from March 15th to March 21st. I’m planning to arrive there on March 14th & plan to leave (or get back here to NYC) on March 21st (I’m not planning to go to the last event of the conference.). I’ve checked Priceline, Travelocity, etc. Most of them have expensive prices like $ 689 round trip on either Priceline or Travelocity (I don’t remember which one.). Although, when I went to Kayak.com I saw $ 220 Airfare & couldn’t believe what I was seeing (I chose Hotwire & some other Low Fare engine to compare each other to that Kayak.com has you do.). Now, I’m assuming the Air Fare is Actually $ 440 WITHOUT the Hotel?? Right? I mean, last yr. I went to Nashville (late July) & I paid $ 467 from Orbitz.com, but wasn’t aware that even though I was checking under the Lowest Fares under the “Flight & Hotel” Category I thought $ 467 INCLUDED the Hotel Stay (Duhhh…etc.). Only to learn that when I got to Nashville I found out that the Hotel was SEPARATE from the Air Fare. SO…etc.:

1) When is the Best time to purchase these Air Fare (& Hotel) Tickets for my March trip (now, Jan., Feb. or 1st week of March) for a LOW – CHEAP PRICE (Under $ 500)?

2) What IS a Travel Package – How does this work?
OR
3) What does a “Flight & Hotel” Category do for you when it seems like I was paying SEPARATELY (Hotel & Air Fare)?

*****I’m not looking to Sight See. I’m going down there to look for any opportunities in the Recording Studio & Music Scene. I’ve heard that there’s A Lot of Live Music (Bands) down there AND A Lot of other Diff. Types of Music (It’s a “Business Trip”. Not a Vacation.).

Please let me know. I really don’t know how this system works.

Any Help would be appreciated.

Answer:

Answer by Maria Watson
In Off season you can get cheap tickets. And since your are planning to visit in March then do not worry about airfare rates because at that time there discount flights running, so you if possible visit more then one flight site and book flights where you can get cheap tickets.

Question: When is the best time to buy Air Fare tickets for March?
I’m planning a trip out to Austin, TX for a Music Conference that goes from March 15th to March 21st. I’m planning to arrive there on March 14th & plan to leave (or get back here to NYC) on March 21st (I’m not planning to go to the last event of the conference.). I’ve checked Priceline, Travelocity, etc. Most of them have expensive prices like $ 689 round trip on either Priceline or Travelocity (I don’t remember which one.). Although, when I went to Kayak.com I saw $ 220 Airfare & couldn’t believe what I was seeing (I chose Hotwire & some other Low Fare engine to compare each other to that Kayak.com has you do.). Now, I’m assuming the Air Fare is Actually $ 440 WITHOUT the Hotel?? Right? I mean, last yr. I went to Nashville (late July) & I paid $ 467 from Orbitz.com, but wasn’t aware that even though I was checking under the Lowest Fares under the “Flight & Hotel” Category I thought $ 467 INCLUDED the Hotel Stay (Duhhh…etc.). Only to learn that when I got to Nashville I found out that the Hotel was SEPARATE from the Air Fare. SO…etc.:

1) When is the Best time to purchase these Air Fare (& Hotel) Tickets for my March trip (now, Jan., Feb. or 1st week of March) for a LOW – CHEAP PRICE (Under $ 500)?

2) What IS a Travel Package – How does this work?
OR
3) What does a “Flight & Hotel” Category do for you when it seems like I was paying SEPARATELY (Hotel & Air Fare)?

*****I’m not looking to Sight See. I’m going down there to look for any opportunities in the Recording Studio & Music Scene. I’ve heard that there’s A Lot of Live Music (Bands) down there AND A Lot of other Diff. Types of Music (It’s a “Business Trip”. Not a Vacation.).

Please let me know. I really don’t know how this system works.

Any Help would be appreciated.

Answer:

Answer by Yusuf
The best thing you can do is start comparing right now. Compare prices every few days until mid february but if you find a really good deal between now and then, buy the tix! there are quite a few sites that you can search that will likely give you the best prices available. check out the website BookMe and you will be able to compare prices on all the reputable travel sites in just a couple minutes. it’s very convenient and will save you a bunch of time and money. Also, make sure you buy them online… otherwise they charge much higher fees for phone orders. good luck.

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