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Airfares do fluctuate wildly due to the airlines' yield management algorithms. Some search engines, such as KAYAK, try to predict prices for you. One way to hedge your bets is to book using a service with a price protection guarantee. For example, FlightNetwork lets you claim a credit towards a future trip if the price drops after you buy. Orbitz can ...


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In general the rule about airfares is that they're illogical and unpredictable. The way not to go crazy is to view them a bit like playing the stock market: You never really know which way they'll go, but most of the time they go up. Sales or special offers are just one particular variation on this. If you already know that you're definitely going and when ...



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