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Buy European Airfare Now, or Wait for Deals?

By April 23, 2009

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Airfares to Europe, including student airfares, are usually cheaper for travel in the "shoulder" seasons (spring and fall) than in high summer, but this summer's fares are kinda funny... possible deals for summer travel are being predicted and, already, fares to Europe for travel in June and August ain't bad. So: buy airfare now, or wait? A recent "Practical Traveler" article rounds up some advice from experts, and the sense seems to be that summer prices will sink still more later this spring: the CEO of Farecompare.com, for instance, is quoted as saying that, while prices are "...nearly unprecedented" for June now, he still suspects prices may come down yet further.

I'll keep watching Farecast and FareCompare, watching airfare sales, asking the magic eight ball and, ultimately, booking no matter what the price, because there is only one summer of 2009. Check it all out:

Related reading: Compare Student Airfares and Regular Airfares, Trains | What's the airfare "plus plus?" | Student Airfares | How to Find Student Travel Discounts

More reading on air travel: Air Travel for Beginners | What Can You Carry On a Plane? | How to Avoid Lost Luggage | What Are Current Airport Rules? | How to Pack for Airport Security

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