Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: flight prices??

  1. #1
    gigi's Avatar
    gigi is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Dundee Scotland UK
    Posts
    27

    Default flight prices??

    Thanks for all your lovely comments in reply to my success( still buzzing)
    i was wondering if anyone watches the flight prices , i wanna get out of here(scotland) as soon as my visa comes through maximum 4 weeks away but looking at flight prices , if i was booking up until end of june a one way ticket costs around 500 but 4 weeks away about a grand, does anyone know if the prices of flights come down nearer the time??
    thanks for any advice
    Gill Dundee Scotland.

  2. #2
    MotherBear's Avatar
    MotherBear is offline The missing link
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    currently Ras al Khaimah, UAE, ex Wales, UK
    Posts
    11,180
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Hi Gill

    In my experience I've found that prices go up the nearer you get to take off, when seats are filling up. I don't know how it is in the UK i.e. whether you can get any late deals, but out here (Middle East) they don't seem to exist.

    The last time we flew to NZ from here our agent recommended we hang on for Malaysian Airlines to bring out their 'special deals'. We waited and waited but by the week of our departure nothing had come through and we ended up paying quite a bit more than if we'd booked at the outset. We were not amused.
    Mother Bear

    Try to bloom wherever you are planted.

  3. #3
    Ginabridget's Avatar
    Ginabridget is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    101
    Blog Entries
    6

    Default

    When we were booking our tickets we were told to try and avoid July & August as the prices ramp up in those months, we managed to get around 500/adult one way for the first week in July, we checked the second week in July and the prices had jumped by about 100/person. Maybe try for the first week in July or check and see if the prices come down again at the beginning of September.

    We used to fly with Malaysian Airlines when they flew direct from Manchester, bad sadly they no longer fly from there, we ended up booking direct with Singapore Airlines as for us they offered the most competitive price flying direct from Manchester.

    HTH
    Gina
    26 January 2008 - House under offer, we're getting closer
    Feb 08 - our sale has fallen through
    19 March 08 - accepted another offer on the house
    Booked tickets, will arrive in NZ 4 July 2008
    Currently enjoying the 'weather bomb' in Northland July 08
    Anticipating a move to Auckland in the next few weeks - November 08

Similar Threads

  1. my flight is booked!
    By stndrd in forum General NZ Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 19-06-2006, 05:20 AM
  2. Make the most of the flight down!
    By katiej35 in forum General NZ Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-05-2006, 03:31 AM
  3. Flight Advice
    By ag28com in forum Making The Move
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 09-04-2006, 03:31 AM
  4. Tips for the LAX to AKL flight?
    By jamesthecarman in forum Making The Move
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 05-01-2006, 02:38 PM
  5. Flight Booking System
    By Taffy in forum Website Enhancements & Site Support
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 25-06-2005, 05:30 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46