3:45 pm June 20, 2011, by Lauren Davidson
Did you put off booking a trip to Europe this summer after plane ticket prices skyrocketed?
Here’s your chance to be a little impulsive. A quick scan of Bing Travel this afternoon indicated that ticket prices to Europe this summer are dropping quickly. (I used July 14-July 21 as travel dates.)
A one-stop flight (with less than an hour-and-a-half layover) from Atlanta to London from US Airways is priced at $1087, one of the lowest prices since the beginning of this year (the highest was $1493). Fights to Paris on multiple airlines were priced at $1223 (they peaked at $1775 in March), with prices expected to drop as well. Amsterdam is down to $1312, Frankfurt at $1297 and Prague at $1237.
Also, if you already purchased tickets at sky-high prices and used Orbitz or another company with price matching, you might be able to get a refund of a few hundred dollars.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays tend to be the cheapest days to buy plane tickets, so consider this your heads-up.
Do you tend to be spontaneous about traveling? Has anyone pushed back a summer trip to the fall to save money?
– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter
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