Last minute!! | Debbie's Caribbean Resort Reviews Forums

Hello All,A week of free time has suddenly appeared for us and we are trying to get out of town, as far south as we can! ;D My question regarding last minute bookings is, (we can leave in between Feb 27th and March 02nd for 1 week, looking for AI, anywhere south,)Has anyone had experiance (good or not) with booking within a week of departure?

Prices are medium right now,( i’ve seen them lower,) and I have a ‘range’ that if it gets to I will book instantly. But looking for imput if any one has seen them drop with in a week of leaving.

Any info is a help! Thanks!!

FishGirl

From Vancouver, Mar 2, Barcelo Puerto Plata, $697+tax each.

Has anyone had experiance (good or not) with booking within a week of departure?
Prices are medium right now,( i’ve seen them lower,) and I have a ‘range’ that if it gets to I will book instantly. But looking for imput if any one has seen them drop with in a week of leaving.

Yes…..but it isn’t as common now as it used to be. Typically prices drop a couple of weeks ahead of departure…..then they stay the same, disappear (they filled up the plane) or occasionally go up! If you see something you like to a place you want to go, grab it! My personal tightest timing was book on Wednesday, leave Saturday…..but I know others that have booked the day before…..

I booked the day prior 2 years ago and someone we met booked only hours prior but I agree with eeefarm, prices can easily go up close to the trip and it also can cause a greater risk of errors and problems. You don’t want to get to the airport and find a typo on the tickets.

Personally, I’d put it in the hands of a good TA. The good ones will match any prices on the internet and give you the extra protection of tracking down problems. Sometimes I’ve seen cheap prices that are posted for less than an hour then the seats are gone. That’s the way it is now.

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