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bspicer
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What's up with flight prices
      #1732366 - 05/08/17 12:15 PM (65.132.34.123)

Can't seem to find anything under $800 from Indianapolis. We normally spend anywhere from $500 to high $600's. Crazy prices right now. Not sure we will be going to SXM this fall at these prices.

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SXMScubaman
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Re: What's up with flight prices [Re: bspicer]
      #1732368 - 05/08/17 12:29 PM (24.18.33.109)

Best to book earlier for better pricing. Closer you get to departure the more expensive they are. We always book 10-11 months out.

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sasasal
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Re: What's up with flight prices [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1732374 - 05/08/17 12:38 PM (24.102.161.71)

For us!!! the closer to travel, the cheaper the price... I think they try to sell the higher priced seats and then what ever they do not sell they lower the price.. Of cource we are able to go out of jfk direct and use jet blue, not sure about others... have booked a month before we want to travel, and have gotten great prices. Of cource each day of the week is different, and we can pick which ever is the cheapest as we have a place on Island. Some people can only travel weekends. I assume we are lucky that way...

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Re: What's up with flight prices [Re: bspicer]
      #1732375 - 05/08/17 12:41 PM (24.209.195.61)

It is called flying from the mid-west. Not many good fares, almost always a connection or two and little choice of carrier.

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Carol_HillAdministrator
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Re: What's up with flight prices [Re: sasasal]
      #1732377 - 05/08/17 12:47 PM (47.192.9.53)

You are lucky that you are able to fly out of JFK nonstop. Prices out of NY are always MUCH less than anywhere else. Prices from Miami are way over $700.

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SXMScubaman
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Re: What's up with flight prices [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1732378 - 05/08/17 12:48 PM (24.18.33.109)

Same way for us on the West coast.

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sasasal
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Re: What's up with flight prices [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1732386 - 05/08/17 01:39 PM (24.102.161.71)

Guess I shall not complain about the 2 hour ride to jfk and the two hour before flight wasting time in airport... Really hate travel day there and back, but given what others have to deal with!!!! were ok... Not sure I understand why so high from Fl? I almost understand the Midwest and west coast. Florida is closer to St.M. or am I loosing it... We end up usally paying non stop round trip under 600 per ticket and that's January.. Much less off season...

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CmVan10
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Re: What's up with flight prices [Re: sasasal]
      #1732387 - 05/08/17 01:51 PM (100.16.163.69)

Get the Skiplagged app and see on bottom of page trends when the prices go up and down. I set an alert recently for anything under $400 and it alerted me. I bought 6 tickets for $380 each from Baltimore to SXM. Can't wait to get there for trip #7.

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ruralcarrierModerator
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Re: What's up with flight prices [Re: sasasal]
      #1732396 - 05/08/17 03:10 PM (24.209.195.61)

Being a few hundred miles closer has very little to do with the actual fare.

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islandgem
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Re: What's up with flight prices [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1732398 - 05/08/17 03:21 PM (174.116.44.201)

The airlines know that people living in Florida are wealthy so they charge them more to travel and give the lower prices to the less fortunate in the EAST!

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