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Best time to purchase airfare?

Texas
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Best time to purchase airfare?

When is the best time to buy your airfare tickets? I have heard 60 days out and I have heard 90 days out, even 30 days. What do you recommend?

Thanks!

California
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1. Re: Best time to purchase airfare?

Last night I noticed that Aloha was offering rates as low as $181(one way) from the west coast through April. If you are not on the west coast I imagine you might be able to catch a cheapie Southwest or Jet blue flight to Oakland, SD or LA. I wish I were retired and could jump on those low rates offered by ATA out of Oakland & SF for last minute travelers. Some of those rates are incredibly low.

pzp
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2. Re: Best time to purchase airfare?

Airfares usually go up the closer you get to departure date. Peculiar. You'd think they'd lower the prices to fill the seats.