When to purchase infant ticket on Air France?

Old Jan 1, 09, 1:33 pm
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When to purchase infant ticket on Air France?

I have award tickets for summer 09 travel on Air France. I've been watching the price on the infant ticket and am unsure what to do. In September it was at 634 (approx) it's now down to 424 and was at 418 for the last few weeks. Should I book now or assume they will decrease with the price of fuel. The AF agent-very pleasant-said that of the 424, 50 was taxes and the balance the ticket. More than half the ticket is actually a fuel surcharge! I'm not sure why the prices are not going down, should I grab it before it goes up more? Thanks for any advice.
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Old Jan 2, 09, 8:36 am
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Why aren't lower fuel charges lowering infant ticket?

Originally Posted by njmama View Post
I have award tickets for summer 09 travel on Air France. I've been watching the price on the infant ticket and am unsure what to do. In September it was at 634 (approx) it's now down to 424 and was at 418 for the last few weeks. Should I book now or assume they will decrease with the price of fuel. The AF agent-very pleasant-said that of the 424, 50 was taxes and the balance the ticket. More than half the ticket is actually a fuel surcharge! I'm not sure why the prices are not going down, should I grab it before it goes up more? Thanks for any advice.

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Old Jan 2, 09, 9:25 am
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Check whether it is a refundable ticket - if so buy now. In cases like this noone can see into the future whether AF will reduce the fuel surcharge. One advantage ofbooking now is that you can already put a request for a bassinet in the system.
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Old Jan 2, 09, 10:58 am
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try to book your travel on the AF website, with you and the baby, and you will have details of the price at the end .
for example CDG NYC is 186 + taxes 259 = 446 for an adult and 19 +taxes 37 = 56 for a baby.
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Old Jan 2, 09, 12:19 pm
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Thanks for your replies.
The ticket is refundable at 10% of the 200.00 change fee, so that sounds like an option. I can't book online because my ticket is already booked as an award.
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