I’d like to visit my family in Orange County, California for Thanksgiving this year, but I may have waited too long to book flights. The least expensive flight from the New York area to Long Beach or Santa Ana, traveling from November 20 to the following weekend, is around $600 for the round trip. LAX is a little less expensive but out of the way for my family.
I’ve looked on Travelation (whose server produces only errors rather than flight information), SideStep, Kayak, Expedia, AAA, and the travel booking websites of various airlines. I think I might have to just bite the bullet and purchase one I’ve found without waiting too much longer.
I could take a risk and wait until the day I want to fly to see if any less expensive seats become available, but I don’t want to leave my family hanging without a definite decision on my part.
Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published October 24, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.