Less than a month ago, I searched for flights from JFK to various European destinations. The consensus on Kayak was that it would cost me a bit more than $800 to fly into either London, Amsterdam, or Munich. We spent $714 last year, JFK to London. A month ago, a flight on Air Berlin to Munich was $850. I thought I’d wait a while for prices to come down.
In the last two weeks, that same flight–the EXACT same flight–has gone up to $1080.
I’m both sad and torn. Do I continue to watch flights, hoping that they will come back down again–and then book the moment prices return to two-weeks-ago-rates? Or do I resign myself to a summer road trip? I do really want to check out Montreal.
For the record, flights to anywhere have gone up at least $200 per person since my last search. I’m always keeping my options open, and as such I have a basis for comparison for many different destinations. A flight to Vancouver that two weeks ago was under $500 is now over $700. Philly to San Fran? $600. Seriously?
I am both very sad and very scared. My ‘year ‘o travel’ may be very limited if this continues.