How early should I book air?

19 Nov 2007 erin asked

Hello, I just booked my Contiki trip (European Impressions, May 08) last week with my travel agent, but he suggested I look for air on my own. I looked last week, and the prices (out of Chicago) were around $650, but the next day, they were up around $800. In everyone else's experience, how early did you book your flight? And if anyone else has flown to Europe from Chicago (we're going in to London and out of Paris), do these seem like decent prices? I don't mind waiting a while to book, but have no experience and not sure if sooner is better. Thanks!



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