Originally Posted by CourtandMatt
In case anyone else has been eagerly awaiting: AirTran has finally released its May 2013 schedule/prices! I have been following the prices for plane tickets since early summer and the prices have slowly going up and up so that now they are $100 more than they were in the summer. Have you all bought your plane tickets yet? I am trying to decide should I just buy or hope they go down... (Although I quite nervous that they will keep going up and up).
Also, have you all bought travel insurance? I can't decide if it is worth it because I figure that so many people are coming for us and so almost anything would keep us going there...
I always get travel insurance when I travel internationally. It isn't just good to have if your trip gets cancelled, it's really helpful if you get delayed! If you have a layover somewhere and you miss your connecting flight due to the airline, your insurance kicks in. Covers meals and accommodations if necessary. Also covers you for lost/stolen/damaged baggage (not a huge amount of money but it helps). We actually had this issue when we went to Guatemala and it covered our hotel stay and meals! Totally worth the extra $28 for travel insurance IMHO.
As for flights, why AirTran? Is it because of pricing? I just remember a few years ago when we had our family reunion in Panama, a lot of my family members booked flights with them and many of them had issues with delayed/lost luggage and also cancelled flights was an issue. This was actually during high season! No weather issues, they just sucked! It was the cheapest airline I think for a lot of people coming from all over the country. But man was I glad not to have used them. Maybe they have improved in the last 3 years? I don't know. All I know is I wish JetBlue was flying out of DC to Cayman!