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Yesterday, I wrote about how helpful KAYAK is when planning a trip – or MANY trips – in order to take advantage of the ebb and flow of airfare prices.
Yesterday, I showed how, because of a daily “price alert” email from KAYAK I was able to take advantage of an unpublished sale on Continental/United from LGA to MEM. I booked two weekend trips to Memphis, one in September and another in December, for the Tupelo and Memphis Marathons, respectively. I was thrilled with the amazing price of $165, nearly $200 less than the price the day before.
Fast forward to early this morning. I looked at my email and saw my trusty daily “price alert” from KAYAK. It looked like this:
|•||New York (NYC) to New Orleans (MSY), Mar 2 to Mar 5, $119 ↓$49|
|•||New York (LGA) to New Orleans (MSY), Mar 2 to Mar 4, $119 ↓$49|
|•||New York (NYC) to New Orleans (MSY), Mar 2 to Mar 4, $119 ↓$49|
|•||New York (NYC) to Bradenton (SRQ), Mar 9 to Mar 12, $384 ↑$22|
|•||New York (NYC) to Atlanta (ATL), Mar 16 to Mar 18, $306|
|•||Atlanta (ATL) to New York (NYC), Mar 18, $153|
|•||New York (NYC) to Vienna (VIE), Apr 12 to Apr 16, $845|
|•||New York (NYC) to Amsterdam (AMS), Apr 12 to Apr 17, $831 ↓$8|
|•||New York (NYC) to Austin (AUS), Apr 19 to Apr 22, $302 ↓$13|
|•||New York (NYC) to London (LON), Apr 19 to Apr 25, $750 ↑$17|
|•||New York (NYC) to Seattle (SEA), May 3 to May 7, $320|
|•||New York (NYC) to Seattle (SEA), Jun 21 to Jun 25, $400|
|•||New York (NYC) to Salt Lake City (SLC), Jun 8 to Jun 10, $389 ↑$10|
|•||New York (NYC) to Bangor (BGR), Jul 17 to Jul 22, $230|
|•||New York (NYC) to Bangor (BGR), Jul 18 to Jul 23, $230|
|•||New York (NYC) to Portland (PWM), Jul 17 to Jul 23, $178 ↓$26|
|•||New York (NYC) to Memphis (MEM), Sep 1 to Sep 3, $115 ↓$49|
|•||New York (LGA) to Memphis (MEM), Nov 30 to Dec 2, $115 ↓$49|
|•||New York (NYC) to Tupelo (TUP), Sep 1 to Sep 3, $526|
|•||New York (NYC) to Montreal (YMQ), Sep 21 to Sep 24, $420|
|•||New York (NYC) to Akron (CAK), Sep 28 to Sep 30, $265|
|•||New York (LGA) to Albany (ALB), Oct 6 to Oct 7, $221|
|•||New York (LGA) to Chicago (CHI), Oct 12 to Oct 14, $220|
|•||New York (LGA) to Washington (DCA), Oct 27 to Oct 28, $377|
|•||New York (NYC) to Nashville (BNA), Nov 16 to Nov 18, $175 ↓$156|
Holy G’moly — look at the price for the Memphis trips!!!! LOOK!!
The airfare had plummeted yet another $49 to the unimaginable price of $115 round trip! Never in a million years did I think this would happen (rather, I must admit that usually check airfares after I’ve gotten a good deal to gain some peculiar satisfaction in seeing how the airfare went back up in price).
As I mentioned yesterday, all airfares, including non-refundable airfares, may be canceled within 24 hours of purchase. I quickly got on my computer and rebooked my two flights to Memphis for $115 round trip and canceled the $165 flights booked yesterday (note: I waited to actually cancel yesterday’s flights until today’s were firmly in place).
KAYAK is such a valuable planning tool. Thank you KAYAK. I love you.
(note: I am thrilled that I was able to share this knowledge with friends today, and that many were able to take advantage of this astronomical sale! This is exactly why I started writing this blog.)
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