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#1 hellosassypants

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 01:37 PM

I have been monitoring Kayak like a hawk and watching the price of airfare go down. When is the best time to purchase the plane tickets to Mexico? We have to buy a total of 10 airplane tickets (which includes FI, our daughter and myself) for the rest of our families. I know price will vary because not everyone is staying the same amount of time like we are. 

 

Our wedding is in April and I'm afraid if I wait too long, the prices will skyrocket because it's around that spring break time. What did you past/current brides do?


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#2 IvanLuckiePhotography

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    Posted 08 January 2015 - 03:29 PM

    @hellosassypants I travel often, back and forth, the most secure lowest fare is 8 months before, but! depends on season as well, for example in Mexico, in Cancun April is very busy season, so It may never get lower and actually may get more expensive from one day to another, If I were you I would buy it ASAP!

     

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    #3 be1122

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    Posted 08 January 2015 - 06:01 PM

    I am getting married in Cancun in June. I have been watching prices since June of last year. We are flying out if Palm Springs, CA. When I started watching the prices were around $750. They dropped to $520 around Christmas. They are now back up to $720 and guess who didn't by their tickets for a family of 5.... I could cry. I am hoping they will go down again. With that being said, I would say buy now if they are a great price for you

    #4 acw271011

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    Posted 08 January 2015 - 06:16 PM

    Oh my goodness - don't you have a travel agent helping you out? Get in touch with Wright Travel from this site. I'm sure they'll be able to help you out with information.

     

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    #5 IvanLuckiePhotography

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      Posted 08 January 2015 - 06:33 PM

      @be1122 the reason of that it is because in December people get money, so every single seller makes sure they have some incomes when people have money than in January that many of us spend almost all we got



      #6 hellosassypants

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      Posted 08 January 2015 - 07:14 PM

      Oh my goodness - don't you have a travel agent helping you out? Get in touch with Wright Travel from this site. I'm sure they'll be able to help you out with information.

       

      http://www.wrighttra...g?keyword=BDWTB

       

      We are working with a travel agent right now but this is what she suggested was doing the Kayak alert. I contacted United Airlines about doing a group rate but they said we could lose the group discount rate because not everyone is flying back at the same time.


      I am getting married in Cancun in June. I have been watching prices since June of last year. We are flying out if Palm Springs, CA. When I started watching the prices were around $750. They dropped to $520 around Christmas. They are now back up to $720 and guess who didn't by their tickets for a family of 5.... I could cry. I am hoping they will go down again. With that being said, I would say buy now if they are a great price for you

       

      In the fall, prices (round trip) was about $800+ and now it has dropped down to $434 per person. I just want to drop it a little more. LOL. They actually have this deal with Viva AeroBus where flights is $168 per person but they only fly out on certain days. 


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      #7 emmapalmer

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      Posted 09 January 2015 - 07:44 AM

      I have been monitoring Kayak like a hawk and watching the price of airfare go down. When is the best time to purchase the plane tickets to Mexico? We have to buy a total of 10 airplane tickets (which includes FI, our daughter and myself) for the rest of our families. I know price will vary because not everyone is staying the same amount of time like we are. 

       

      Our wedding is in April and I'm afraid if I wait too long, the prices will skyrocket because it's around that spring break time. What did you past/current brides do?

       

      Purchasing well in advance is a good idea to find the best prices. Based on our guests purchases, purchasing tickets closer to the date will be more expensive. We purchased our tickets 9 months ago in May for $400 from Phoenix to Cancun. Some of our guests that are also flying from Phoenix purchased theirs between $450-$550 during the summer. In comparison, a cousin who confirmed going in December bought hers around $700.


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      #8 hellosassypants

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      Posted 09 January 2015 - 07:53 AM

      Purchasing well in advance is a good idea to find the best prices. Based on our guests purchases, purchasing tickets closer to the date will be more expensive. We purchased our tickets 9 months ago in May for $400 from Phoenix to Cancun. Some of our guests that are also flying from Phoenix purchased theirs between $450-$550 during the summer. In comparison, a cousin who confirmed going in December bought hers around $700.

      Bummer. We started planning our DW in September so we weren't able to purchase tickets then. I think we are going to purchase the tickets next week and hopefully it will go down just a little bit. We have a CC that will let us redeem our rewards for airfare miles.

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      #9 beckys98

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      Posted 09 January 2015 - 10:56 AM

      My sister got married in Mexico in July. Tickets were cheapest about 4 months out and, of course, I dragged my feet waiting for a sale and prices only went up instead of down! I bit the bullet about 2 months out and paid about $125 more!



      #10 calgarybride2015

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      Posted 09 January 2015 - 04:55 PM

      I always say if you say and/or think it's a good price, it is so purchase it :)

      I found a rock bottom deal for our honeymoon in Vegas and ya, I waited and lost it :) lesson learned.


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