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I am looking at flying to the US in July 2011 (return flight, from Australia).

Doing some quick quotes of pricing (as at today, October 6th), it unfortunately appears I am looking at over $2000 return.

However, in the months before July 2011 (April, May, June), I can fly for approx $1200 return.

My question is: Are these quotes of $2000-plus standard for flights to the USA in July (ie: peak season?). OR - if I wait a few months to book, will the prices be reduced? (meaning are the prices more expensive NOW, due to the flights being a certain amount of months/time away)

If you can answer this for me......THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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    July and August are traditionally holiday months for schools, so prices are usually bumped up to cover this. Saying that though, Emirates airlines just send round a circular announcing 25% of companion fares in Business and First class, but these will be outside of your budget.

    I would check the usual comparison places such as moneysupermarket.co.uk, ebookers, expedia etc and farcompare may help you decide on your dates, but I would try and avoid the school holidays if you can. almost 6 years ago

    Answered by Sam Richards via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    July is peak season but if you are a little flexible with your dates, the high season usually finishes about 15 August. A friend did get a great deal this year by flying with Pacific through Fiji. almost 6 years ago

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    These days with the route being very competitive, you can usually get good deals most times of year (except for close to Christmas/New Year).

    We just did a trip to California leaving August 1 and returning September 7 - we paid AUD $1100 return. When we were considering our plans, there were plenty of good deals in July too.

    Our flights were with V Australia, but Delta and Air NZ also had competitive fares. almost 6 years ago

    Answered by Tom Howard via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Thanks for all your responses - very much appreciated. almost 6 years ago

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    Also dont forget that there are some amazing student and youth fares to be had through STA travel if that applies to you. Although June/July is peak season to travel to the Northern Hemesphere, as it is there summer and most Aussies want to escape the cold, the trick is to get in early before they sell the cheaper seats! almost 6 years ago

    Answered by Sarah via Site_iconTravellr.com

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