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I'm scheduled for March 14th but I won't be able to buy my plane ticket until maybe March 1st. Yeah, that's cutting it really close but I don't have any other option [unless I win the powerball]. What was the latest any of you have bought your plane ticket? Was the price higher or lower than when you first started looking at flights?

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The price will definitely be higher with a last-minute booking like that. You may also not have an ideal choice of routes and might be stuck with some weird flight times or long layovers. Good luck to you!

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Make sure to check different airlines ....I bought my Christmas tickets like December 5th and paid actually 50$ less than I usually pay. I fly into a smaller airport with only 3 options of airlines so my options are limited.

Is southwest an option for you?

(Not sure where you fly from)

I found a SW flight Chicago to Dallas for 41$ one way back in October...best fare I have ever gotten !!!!

Good luck and start searching now

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Also, if you find a good fare most airline sites will let you put it on hold for a week or a few days at least

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I'm flying out of Houston. I'll start checking through the actual airline companies as well instead of just relying on google flights and places like that. Just in case there are more options. I'm even willing to stay overnight in San Diego at a hotel before and after if necessary. Husband won't be thrilled about that idea but I'll make it work.

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I'm flying out of Houston. I'll start checking through the actual airline companies as well instead of just relying on google flights and places like that. Just in case there are more options. I'm even willing to stay overnight in San Diego at a hotel before and after if necessary. Husband won't be thrilled about that idea but I'll make it work.

I had to stay the night in San Diego before my flight home from surgery because all of the flights that would have gotten me home the same day left by like 9:00 am and the OCC shuttle wouldn't have been able to get me to the airport that early. I stayed at the Holiday Inn express right near the airport. The OCC shuttle dropped me off there, instead of the airport no problem. And then the Holiday Inn Express had a free shuttle to the airport for me the next day.

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Also try clearing your search history before starting a new search

Sites track your history and you will get cheaper flights if they can't "see" that you are continually searching for a specific flight

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I booked my flight today, Jan 11, and I fly into San Diego Jan 17. I'm paying a little bit more than I would have if I had booked a few weeks ago, but it's not a deal breaker.

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Ok, awesome. Thanks y'all. I appreciate it.

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Try Volaris. Its like spirit but to Mexico. Cheap airline.

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Try Volaris. Its like spirit but to Mexico. Cheap airline.

Most people don't fly directly to Mexico. They fly to San Diego and take a shuttle across the border.

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