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    This copa airline is strange, roundtrip flight from pty to jfk jump from $505 to $726 and back for no apparent reason. Now that I am ready to book back at 726. Wonder if the day of week you search is the deciding factor?

    Is there any trick to getting cheaper flights, ie day of week, vpn from another country??

    Ty

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    Quote Originally Posted by affald View Post
    This copa airline is strange, roundtrip flight from pty to jfk jump from $505 to $726 and back for no apparent reason. Now that I am ready to book back at 726. Wonder if the day of week you search is the deciding factor?

    Is there any trick to getting cheaper flights, ie day of week, vpn from another country??

    Ty
    They are all like that. One has to keep coming back time after time and buy on the day that the ticket is low.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derfish View Post
    They are all like that. One has to keep coming back time after time and buy on the day that the ticket is low.
    Der Fish
    last year I booked a flight to panama for 386.00 and next day was 291.00, anyway I was lucky I got a cheap flight, my friends got it cheaper, but there is not trick just keep checking to know how much would be a regular price for your destination and if you see a good price book inmediatly, no formula says when will be lower. In my case I prefer to Book regular price or very good price than to wait and see how fast go up the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by affald View Post
    This copa airline is strange, roundtrip flight from pty to jfk jump from $505 to $726 and back for no apparent reason. Now that I am ready to book back at 726. Wonder if the day of week you search is the deciding factor?

    Is there any trick to getting cheaper flights, ie day of week, vpn from another country??

    Ty
    Experts say mid-week is the best time to book. At the end of the day, you need to check often for deals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by affald View Post
    This copa airline is strange, roundtrip flight from pty to jfk jump from $505 to $726 and back for no apparent reason. Now that I am ready to book back at 726. Wonder if the day of week you search is the deciding factor?

    Is there any trick to getting cheaper flights, ie day of week, vpn from another country??

    Ty
    One time I was buying a ticket to Panama, the flight from Santiago to San Jose (Costa Rica) via Panama was actually cheaper by about $100 than the direct flight STI-PTY, so I bought the Costa Rica flight instead (I had no luggage to check). Also you may want to check the Spirit flights (STI-FLL, FLL-PTY) if the schedule works for you - they were about half price of Copa's despite double the distance.

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    The website airfarewatchdog can be helpful, despite numerous popups. You can find the cheapest price to and from any city.

    If you can be flexible with dates and duration, it will find you the best possible deals.

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    Pty to JFK dropped today Wednesday from 726 to 505 USD round trip.

    I guess the suckers that buy at 726 keep the fares lower for those that research and shop around.

    Ty dr1ers

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowmo View Post
    The website airfarewatchdog can be helpful, despite numerous popups. You can find the cheapest price to and from any city.

    If you can be flexible with dates and duration, it will find you the best possible deals.
    The sites I have tried for that do not publish the real lowest fares such as JetBlue and Spirit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derfish View Post
    The sites I have tried for that do not publish the real lowest fares such as JetBlue and Spirit
    Der Fish
    I use Kayak and most of the time shows lowest fares, but I also double check in the airline webpage, sometimes travelocity has the lowest fare. I booked a flight to Buenos Aires and travelocity with Avianca, gave me the best price and schedule to travel, depart from SDQ at 6:22 pm and arriving 6:00 am to Buenos Aires. The closer fares from Copa had a very bad schedule, arriving Buenos Aires at midnight and back to Santo Domingo at 10:39 pm.

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    Slightly off topic. Does Panama charge a $50 import tax on approximately $100 worth of contact lenses I am trying to send my daughter. Bought them online in the UK and apparently they are trying to charge her $50 to pick them up.

    Poor girl is trying to help them by volunteering in the peace Corp.

    Is Panama as corrupt as the DR?

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