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Sudden price jump

My wife and I priced out a trip to GBP a week or so ago and it came to $2,000 for flight+hotel on various travel sites. Today I check the price and its up to $2600 for the same package. Looking for 6 nights starting Nov. 9th. What's the deal with the sudden price jump? What's the best time to buy? Did we miss out on something?

Moose, Wyoming
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1. Re: Sudden price jump

You're going during hurricane season.

I would wait until the last minute to buy the trip.

Rooms are never sold out in November, and you can probably get an amazing last minute deal if you wait.

edit: I also find that quotes are higher on the weekend.

Try shopping on Tuesday. They always have deals on Tuesdays. The closer to midnight, the better.

Edited: 1:03 pm, June 15, 2013
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2. Re: Sudden price jump

Sometimes prices change from low to high and back again quite a bit for a few weeks or more. Keep checking and if you see a great price again, jump on it. Sometimes a price will be low only for a short time and then jump to a higher price and not come down. You have to be ready to book when you see that great price.

I was shopping for a resort recently and I found a good price. I didn't book right at that time. When I went back to book the next day, the great price was gone. I watched for about two weeks and found a low price once again. Although it was a few dollars more than my first low price for this resort, I booked right then.

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3. Re: Sudden price jump

Since the price included air, chances are the increase was more related to higher air fares on the weekend.

As mentioned by Max, if you find a real good rate, best to book right away.

Remember, if you saw this good deal,so did other people who also jumped on the deal- making the price go up.

Still $1300 per person is still a good deal ( just make sure there are no extra charges).

Matthews, North...
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4. Re: Sudden price jump

Airfare actually didnt change much. Looking at prices separately, the room is what went up in price so much.

guess we'll keep watching.

west virginia
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5. Re: Sudden price jump

We usually get our best price for the first 2 weeks of October around late May/ early June. Check every day. Check multiple sites and have your finger on the trigger just in case! Sometimes a good price only lasts a few minutes!

There is a pretty good Funjet discount code right now but I can't remember what it is off the top of my head.

Found it : ULTRATAC12

Edited: 9:27 am, June 16, 2013
New York City
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6. Re: Sudden price jump

This happened to me and I ended up booking separately. It came out cheaper than buying the pkg at the inflated rate. But I used a discount at the time I booked my hotel room from bookit.com. the extra discount promotion was the only way it worked out cheaper for me

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7. Re: Sudden price jump

The cheapest day to fly is on a Wednesday as well.

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8. Re: Sudden price jump

The weakening J$ and its drop of 8-10% in the recent weeks may play a large role in the jump.

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