S24 price hikes

Old Sep 27, 23, 10:35 am
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S24 price hikes

Has anyone else noticed a sudden price hike for flights in June-July 2024?

This seems to have only happened in the last week, but now, for example, the cheapest return fare from LHR-PMI is 650. The same has happened to other leisure routes such as LHR-FAO.

And before anyone says it is because BA only release the lower fare buckets nearer the time, this isnt the case here, as flights were cheaper and even during May half-term you can bag a better fare.
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Old Sep 27, 23, 1:13 pm
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Yes, I previously posted about the fact that DXB flights in WTP (possibly other cabins) go up, and then up again, over the end of June/start of July. If you're using the google flights matrix to search, it's a very clearly defined block of dates where it moves - these aren't random price hikes.

This was a few weeks ago and the suggestion was to wait a bit as it was still fairly new inventory. Well, I'm still waiting...

Not like this is even school holiday territory. It's about as low season as it gets out there, given the heat!
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Old Sep 27, 23, 1:48 pm
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Perhaps they're planning a sale soon for next summer : )
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Old Sep 28, 23, 2:51 am
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I hope the prices come down soon, as ideally Id like to book before the masses.
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Old Sep 28, 23, 3:02 am
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I also did notice significant changes in prices. Wanted to book a trip to US in summer, but currently double the price compared to 2023.
Prices from MUC to JNB would explode already way earlier. Seems as there was a significant price adjustment 1.1.2023 1345 vs. 2305 € per flight.
So i guess i will have to fly another carrier next year,....
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Old Sep 28, 23, 3:16 am
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I hope the prices come down soon, as ideally Id like to book before the masses.
cf. "You are not stuck in traffic. You are traffic..."
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Old Sep 28, 23, 3:39 am
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Yes, I previously posted about the fact that DXB flights in WTP (possibly other cabins) go up, and then up again, over the end of June/start of July. If you're using the google flights matrix to search, it's a very clearly defined block of dates where it moves - these aren't random price hikes.

This was a few weeks ago and the suggestion was to wait a bit as it was still fairly new inventory. Well, I'm still waiting...

Not like this is even school holiday territory. It's about as low season as it gets out there, given the heat!
Same exUS. My sister-in-law is coming over from Denver to see Taylor Swift with my wife in June. T class was over $2700 on her dates but she had enough Avios to book WTP so I suggested she did that and could cancel if a decent cash fare turned up.
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Old Oct 4, 23, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by ratechaser
Yes, I previously posted about the fact that DXB flights in WTP (possibly other cabins) go up, and then up again, over the end of June/start of July. If you're using the google flights matrix to search, it's a very clearly defined block of dates where it moves - these aren't random price hikes.

This was a few weeks ago and the suggestion was to wait a bit as it was still fairly new inventory. Well, I'm still waiting...

Not like this is even school holiday territory. It's about as low season as it gets out there, given the heat!
Well what a bloody surprise. On the day the sale ends, the DXB flights I want drop by 500 per person. Not to a level I'm happy with yet, so I guess I'll just hold out for whenever the next sale is (Black Friday perhaps?).

But for everyone else, you might want to take a look at your own searches to see if July 2024 is looking better for wherever you want to go...
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Old Oct 4, 23, 9:10 am
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From 1,5000 to over 8k


How much!I was looking at a return to Chicago for the middle of April in first and it was roughly 1500 each way. While the return is still the same price, the outbound has shot up to something astronomical cant help thinking this is some error

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Old Oct 4, 23, 9:30 am
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How much!I was looking at a return to Chicago for the middle of April in first and it was roughly 1500 each way. While the return is still the same price, the outbound has shut up to something astronomical cant help thinking this is some error
That is a fairly common fare once the A bucket disappears and you are left with full F only. Some people even pay that!
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That is a fairly common fare once the A bucket disappears and you are left with full F only. Some people even pay that!
Not those to whom 9K makes a difference.
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Old Oct 20, 23, 7:50 am
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Been monitoring this for a month now and no signs of prices coming down. BA are still selling LHR-PMI in June 2024 for 650 return
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That is a fairly common fare once the A bucket disappears and you are left with full F only. Some people even pay that!
Especially with the private concierge service that I'm sure practically pays for itself!
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Old Oct 20, 23, 8:02 am
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Well, FAO-LGW 22/12/23 has dropped in the last couple of days to 39 in Y and 178 in CE. Both at least 100 cheaper than 10 days ago. I jumped on it. And now they're being stingy with Avios, I even booked Y.
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