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EWortman
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Re: What's up with flight prices [Re: islandgem]
      #1732746 - 05/12/17 11:33 AM (66.9.142.94)

I fly from NYC to SXM direct and we paid $390.00 roundtrip last year, at the moment direct flights are as high as 600 to 700 dollars,
hoping they drop soon!


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pat
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Re: What's up with flight prices [Re: EWortman]
      #1732751 - 05/12/17 12:11 PM (75.133.113.202)

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EWortman said:
I fly from NYC to SXM direct and we paid $390.00 roundtrip last year, at the moment direct flights are as high as 600 to 700 dollars,
hoping they drop soon!




Airline prices vary widely based on day of the week, time of year, number of stops and of course, the particular market you're booking in.

IMHO, $390.00 for almost anytime of year is a reasonably good price for JFK to SXM for a n/s flight. We've had lower and we've had higher but I usually set my benchmark price at $450.00 pp r/t and go from there. I was quite surprised to see both the AA and JB pricing for our next trip dates in November and thought the numbers higher than previous years but that said, we didn't go to SXM last November so perhaps I'm mistaken.

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timnboston
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Re: What's up with flight prices [Re: boucharda]
      #1732753 - 05/12/17 12:17 PM (73.38.245.81)

Jet Blue releases their next schedule June 4

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IslandBoi
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Re: What's up with flight prices [Re: bspicer]
      #1732759 - 05/12/17 01:33 PM (151.213.146.9)

prices can change daily and sometimes even hourly...a few weeks ago we actually purchased our return tickets before our outbound tix because the price dropped dramatically for a brief period on the specific flights we were eyeing...we eventually bought the outbound a couple weeks later when those fares also dropped briefly...we prefer to fly through Miami from Houston

oddly enough, it's usually cheaper to fly out of Austin vs. Houston, even though it's almost 200 miles further west

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boucharda
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Re: What's up with flight prices [Re: timnboston]
      #1732762 - 05/12/17 01:56 PM (24.60.205.149)

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sasasal
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Re: What's up with flight prices [Re: pat]
      #1732766 - 05/12/17 02:35 PM (24.102.161.71)

As I said in a previous post... Must check prices daily sometimes. they change and vary from day to day... We have always been able to get a fair price doing this. Is it work? yes. But worth it... Jet blue has different prices for different days of the week, and its of cource good to be flexable. We fly non stop jet blue to St.M at least twice a year, and have never paid over 450 round trip, and sometimes much less, and that's in the hight of season... We have property there so we are not locked into the weekend, sure that helps, but again there price changes a lot... Keep checking... And also for us. We do not book way ahead, as we find the closer to flight date the cheaper the tickets... Hey that's us... Just some info.

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Re: What's up with flight prices [Re: pat]
      #1732779 - 05/12/17 05:37 PM (148.74.249.46)

Pat that is also our benchmark.

We booked outbound only for Fall flight on JB as inbound wasn't available when we made our reservation. I've checked fares daily on both DL & JB and they are unchanged for more than a month.(this comment not directed at Pat).

Hoping inbound for Nov will go down. Our return date is flexible by a day or two but no more than that.


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pat
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Re: What's up with flight prices [Re: fabila]
      #1732780 - 05/12/17 05:57 PM (75.133.113.202)

We had an odd assortment of miles and points on different carriers so we actually cobbled together AA flights (one connection) out of White Plains and n/s JB back into JFK for November and I laughed in spite of myself when I realized how expensive those 'free' ff tix really were. When you start adding up the taxes and forward seats and possibly luggage, and then don't forget insurances........ or not, and those free tickets suddenly aren't as 'free' as you once thought they were.

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pat



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bluejacket
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Re: What's up with flight prices [Re: pat]
      #1732784 - 05/12/17 07:17 PM (73.18.185.142)

I'm on the brink of flying Spirit again. I swore I never would, but we'd save $1000 over any other airline flying from DTW.

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boucharda
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Re: What's up with flight prices [Re: bluejacket]
      #1732797 - 05/13/17 07:23 AM (24.60.205.149)

We use FF points on JetBlue frequently and it shows the difference in added costs. N/S to SXM (from BOS with one checked bag) is always $5.40...the return is $68.87

Now if you add the comfy seats it climbs a bit (we do)


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