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Everyday, I look at the prices for a flight from North America to Asia starting in June and ending in August. For the past 5 years, I would start looking in November everyday, and invariably there would suddenly be a sale, and I would by my air tickets.

For some reason, the sale has not yet come, and prices have remained high in comparison to previous years. I have a search that trys basically any city in North America to any city in East Asia departing mid-June and returning in late-August.

Let's take Hainan airlines for example. They have a fare sale that offeres a flight from Las Vegas to Beijing for $461 - but it requires return flight by June 30.

My specific question is, based on previous years, when should we expect Hainan Airlines to start its sale for July/August? My more general question is, when will other airlines follow suit?

  • I'm trying to ask specifically when Hainan's sale will begin. I didn't see a Hainan tag. Should one be created? – axsvl77 Mar 13 at 11:29
  • Note to close voters: this isn't a shopping question. It's not asking for price comparisons; it's asking when a specific airline sells discounted tickets. – David Richerby Mar 13 at 13:16
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    Is it possible to predict that with any certainty? – Traveller Mar 13 at 14:00
  • @Traveller Perhaps somebody watched Hainan airlines every year, and knows the trends? I will ask this in my question. I have always bought earlier than now, then someone in May says "check out these prices!" – axsvl77 Mar 13 at 15:19

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