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Air fare expert advice?

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Air fare expert advice?

Looking at buying tickets to Ft Myers (RSW)via AirTran for January travel at $260 or so roundtrip. In past do ticket prices generally rise or fall in January to this area? Any commnents appreciated.

Thanks.

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1. Re: Air fare expert advice?

I'm certainly no airfare expert, but a quick check of the travel sites (via farecast.live.com) showed ticket pricing CID-RSW now of around $470. If you can get $260, you should probably take it. The demand will be much higher in January, and with airlines in the current state I doubt prices will drop.

I always advise people to subscribe to daily fare alerts at airfarewatchdog.com. They will send a daily email showing new deals from your base airport, and I think will send alerts on specific (CID-RSW) routes.

If in doubt, you can always call a local travel agent. Not only do they have the historical information you want, but often can get a better fare than Internet rates. Good luck!

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2. Re: Air fare expert advice?

I second the advice to grab the $260.00 ticket. January is definitely a peak season in Florida and air fares will only be going in one direction and that is up. Most airlines are ow charging for checked bags as well so be prepared.

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5. Re: Air fare expert advice?

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6. Re: Air fare expert advice?

Hope you waitd cause air tran has a sale Now for travel thru Jan

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