Ever book a flight only to check back a few hours later and see the price dropped? Uggghhh…I know the feeling. That’s why I play airline roulette, holding out to buy my tickets banking on finding a cheaper flight.
Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose when you play the wait and see game. Prices can change in minutes. I’ve even gotten the sorry the fare you selected is no longer available during checkout. Only to be replaced with a higher ticket price.
My friend worked for the airlines and she told me how quickly prices could fluctuate. I’ve seen them go up and down right before my eyes. One morning I found airline tickets for $160, then later that same afternoon(only a few hours later) when I was ready to buy them those same tickets jumped up to over $200. They may have come back down later that day-who knows?
The good news is that the mandated 24-hour reservation requirement allows you to cancel your higher airfare and get the lower airfare without a penalty if you meet the rule requirements.