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JoeFixes
posted by JoeFixes on 24 Oct 2010
Boston-->Florida in Feb 2011...Should I wait??
I need to get to from Boston to Miami for a cruise ship leaving on Feb 20. Flights are available but very expensive right now for my ideal dates. I am being flexible....I can leave Feb 19, 18 or 17, I'd rather not leave so early as that only means more nights in a hotel for a family of 5! Also I can leave from BOS, MHT or PVD and I could fly in to MIA, FLL or PBI.

Need some thoughts and words of wisdom. Should i suck it up and buy the flights available today, or should I wait a bit longer and hope the fares drop a bit.

I need to buy 5 fares and as of today the best total cost I have found is $2,750.00 (for all 5). By the way I am planning another trip in July and the same itinerary is only costing me $1,150.00 for all 5.

What would you do?

JoeFixes
 
 
erato
erato responded to Boston-->Florida in Feb 2011...Should I wait?? on 25 Oct 2010
I would definitely advise you to search a little more before you book the flight. Check Travelgrove.com, enter your flight detail in the flight search box on the right and hit search.

I do not know your return date, but I ran a quick search (on Travelgrove) and the best price I found was costs $320 per person. It is a Spirit Airlines flight ( flight nr. 611) provided by Cheapoair leaving Boston on 19 Febr. at 4:45 pm and arriving to Miami at 8pm. You can search the site yourself and you can also give me some more details and I may be able to help you.

You might also want to check this cheap flights page, you might find something useful:
http://www.travelgrove.com/cheap-flights-to-Miami.html
 
JoeFixes
JoeFixes responded to Boston-->Florida in Feb 2011...Should I wait?? on 25 Oct 2010
Thank you for your post...and your offer to help!

I would like to leave BOS for MIA either Feb 18 or 19 and return to BOS on Feb 27. I need a late afternoon flight on Sunday (after noontime anyway) but dont want to arrive home too late as the kids have school the next day.

I got a quote from LastMinuteFlightsGenie of $440 pp all in.

I dont mind waiting....but I dont want to miss out and end up paying an astronomical amount.

JoeFixes
 
erato
erato responded to Boston-->Florida in Feb 2011...Should I wait?? on 23 Nov 2010
Hi again,

I don't know whether you already booked your flight or not, but I'm afraid prices went up a little since I last searched. Now the best price I could find was for $563. It is a US Airways flight (nr. US1811) provided by Cheapoair and it goes from Boston to Fort Lauderdale.

It leaves BOS on 18 Febr. at 8:30am and arrives to FLL at 2:40pm. Return flight is on 27 Febr. at 2:00pm, it arrives to BOS at 7:02pm.

I'm sorry I couldn't help more. Please let me know if there is anything else and I will get back as soon as I can. Good luck!
 
zlori
zlori responded to Boston-->Florida in Feb 2011...Should I wait?? on 23 Nov 2010
Hi Joe,

I think this is the best time to book, so you should not wait any more.

Also the best choise would be to avoid the weekend - Mondays thorough Wednesdays are well known the cheapest days to fly so next time try to time your flight on the beginning of the week.

I did all the combinations you gave - the best flight I could found is going from Boston to Miami on the 17th of Feb. for $388.

Here comes the results:

Boston to Miami on the 17th of February - from $388:
BOS 02/17/2011 02:40 pm > MIA 09:35 pm AA4428 1 stop (in New York LGA)
MIA 02/28/2011 09:05 am > BOS 03:00 pm AA1148 1 stop (in New York LGA)

Link on Travelgrove:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Boston+(BOS)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=Miami+(MIA)&dep_date=02/17/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0

Boston to Miami on the 18th of February - from $459:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Boston+(BOS)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=Miami+(MIA)&dep_date=02/18/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0

Boston to Miami on the 19th of February - from $408:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Boston+(BOS)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=Miami+(MIA)&dep_date=02/19/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0



Boston to Fort Lauderdale on the 17th of February - from $409:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Boston+(BOS)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=Fort+Lauderdale+(FLL)&dep_date=02/17/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0

Boston to Fort Lauderdale on the 18th of February - from $457:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Boston+(BOS)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=Fort+Lauderdale+(FLL)&dep_date=02/18/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0

Boston to Fort Lauderdale on the 19th of February - from $457:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Boston+(BOS)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=Fort+Lauderdale+(FLL)&dep_date=02/19/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0



Boston to West Palm Beach on the 17th of February - from $431:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Boston+(BOS)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=West+Palm+Beach+(PBI)&dep_date=02/17/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0

Boston to West Palm Beach on the 18th of February - from $455:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Boston+(BOS)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=West+Palm+Beach+(PBI)&dep_date=02/18/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0

Boston to West Palm Beach on the 19th of February - from $470:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Boston+(BOS)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=West+Palm+Beach+(PBI)&dep_date=02/19/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0



Manchester to Miami on the 17th of February - from $466:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Manchester+(MHT)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=Miami+(MIA)&dep_date=02/17/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0

Manchester to Miami on the 18th of February - from $508:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Manchester+(MHT)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=Miami+(MIA)&dep_date=02/18/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0

Manchester to Miami on the 19th of February - from $508:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Manchester+(MHT)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=Miami+(MIA)&dep_date=02/19/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0


Manchester to Fort Lauderdale on the 17th of February - from $405:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Manchester+(MHT)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=Fort+Lauderdale+(FLL)&dep_date=02/17/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0

Manchester to Fort Lauderdale on the 18th of February - from $455:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Manchester+(MHT)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=Fort+Lauderdale+(FLL)&dep_date=02/18/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0

Manchester to Fort Lauderdale on the 19th of February - from $457:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Manchester+(MHT)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=Fort+Lauderdale+(FLL)&dep_date=02/19/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0



Manchester to West Palm Beach on the 17th of February - from $424:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Manchester+(MHT)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=West+Palm+Beach+(PBI)&dep_date=02/17/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0

Manchester to West Palm Beach on the 18th of February - from $456:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Manchester+(MHT)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=West+Palm+Beach+(PBI)&dep_date=02/18/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0

Manchester to West Palm Beach on the 19th of February - from $486:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Manchester+(MHT)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=West+Palm+Beach+(PBI)&dep_date=02/19/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0



Providence to Miami on the 17th of February - from $414:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Providence+(PVD)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=Miami+(MIA)&dep_date=02/17/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0

Providence to Miami on the 18th of February - from $447:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Providence+(PVD)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=Miami+(MIA)&dep_date=02/18/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0

Providence to Miami on the 19th of February - from $482:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Providence+(PVD)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=Miami+(MIA)&dep_date=02/19/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0



Providence to Fort Lauderdale on the 19th of February - from $435:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Providence+(PVD)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=Fort+Lauderdale+(FLL)&dep_date=02/17/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0

Providence to Fort Lauderdale on the 19th of February - from $475:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Providence+(PVD)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=Fort+Lauderdale+(FLL)&dep_date=02/18/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0

Providence to Fort Lauderdale on the 19th of February - from $518:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Providence+(PVD)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=Fort+Lauderdale+(FLL)&dep_date=02/19/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0



Providence to West Palm Beach on the 17th of February - from $461:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Providence+(PVD)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=West+Palm+Beach+(PBI)&dep_date=02/17/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0

Providence to West Palm Beach on the 18th of February - from $458:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Providence+(PVD)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=West+Palm+Beach+(PBI)&dep_date=02/18/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0

Providence to West Palm Beach on the 19th of February - from $528:
http://www.travelgrove.com/metasearch/?idReferral=&adid=&idSecondary=1&subID=&nocache=1290515016&inp_dep_arp_cd_1=Providence+(PVD)&inp_arr_arp_cd_1=West+Palm+Beach+(PBI)&dep_date=02/19/2011&arr_date=02/28/2011&inp_adult_pax_cnt=1&inp_child_pax_cnt=0&inp_senior_pax_cnt=0&class=0


Sorry I did not post any details but I think the post is already long enough... it seems the cheapest day to fly is Thurday, the 17th of February.
The prices I have found vary from $388 to $528, they are all economy prices and per person.

Cheers and have a great holiday!
 
JoeFixes
JoeFixes responded to Boston-->Florida in Feb 2011...Should I wait?? on 23 Nov 2010
Thanks to all for your responses. Well, just as has been suggested I did make a final booking. I decided to travel on Thursday (Feb 17) and return on Monday Feb 28. The savings was tremendous. I ended up paying $334.00 per person for a direct flight with American Airlines. The savings far outweighs the extra money I will have to put out for hotels for the additional nights.

Again thank you for all the help and effort that went into this.
 
fred111
fred111 responded to Boston-->Florida in Feb 2011...Should I wait?? on 18 Jan 2011
I read the difficulties you are facing to go to Florida In February 2011 with the increased flight charges. I think you have to wait a little bit, there is a chance to be decrease the fare if flights. It will be a great benefit to you for the five members.
 
fred111
fred111 responded to Boston-->Florida in Feb 2011...Should I wait?? on 22 Jan 2011
Hey, thanks for the detailed view from the Google Earth. I am also planning to do some sailing in this coming vacation. As of now I have bit hectic schedule. Anyway I will keep myself updated from here. I either don’t have a wooden boat. Anyway as I enjoy myself, it won’t matter much..
 

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