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montreal to paris when to book?
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I know i have already posted on here before and got some insight from Don and others and have waited to book my flight for next july. right now the prices really are not that great for stays of anything over 20 days. 20 day stay costs about $846 which is what sounds reasonable but i would really like three full weeks of time in europe and 3 extra days adds $100 to the price . is this normal? when can i expect prices to drop more if at all ? Thanks for an advice!

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If you found Montreal-Paris in August for under $900 return then you’ve done very well. Where did you find that price? For which dates? Where else have you checked?

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kayak and airtransats sight and sky scanner

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For which dates?

Be sure to search the additional links and ideas from our new user thread pinned @ top of this forum — Bookingbuddy and Flight Network, for example. Its possible that a consolidator could have Corsair for maybe 10-15% less.

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Yep, just as I suspected. $743 CAD for Aug 4-25 for example (I had to guess at your dates) on Corsairfly.

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Looking at the cities you listed, are you sure you want a simple Paris roundtrip? Why not do open-jaw, aka “multi-city” flights arriving to AMS and returning from MUC? Usually don’t cost much, if any, more than simple roundtrips — but not always, you just have to compare the prices for the dates you could travel. Kayak, Mobissimo, Fly, Cfares, and Flight Network all have good multi-city flight searches. In addition, you might try Airtransat.ca direct too.

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i was looking at the first 3 weeks in july not sure if i accidentally said august i need to go in July becuase i start college sometime mid august

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Nope you said July, I missed that, but actual dates do influence fares — as you’re seeing. Since you’ll be starting college, I’m assuming you’ll be a full-time student, and under 26? If so then be sure to check the student ticket agencies, but I’m sure you noticed those in our new user thread already.

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yep i did and i didnt see anything too great also not sure if it works for a canadian or not? and as for the open jaws im not locked into a paris round trip ticket its just that seems to always be the cheapest city to fly into from montreal and i just did a quick kayak montreal amsterdam munich to montreal and it came up as like 1400 $. and as for what i said in my first post is it normal for a stay of only 2 or three days longer to add over $100 to an air fare? and i know you are not a magician but do you see the prices coming down at all between now and then?
thanks again for the info

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Yep, like I said the actual travel dates can affect the swing in airfare. Weekends are typically $30 more each way, for example. But if the last cheap(est) seat just got reserved or sold to someone else on a travel date that you wanted, then the airline shows you the next-cheapest fare available, and $100 more on a summer airfare is not unusual. You might check it again tomorrow morning—early; sometimes seat availability opens back up if someone reserved but didn’t yet pay, for example. Unpaid reservations are typically dumped by airlines within 24 hours. I’ve had best luck snagging slightly cheaper seats like this mid-weeks and Saturdays—almost always very early morning.

Travelcuts is a Canadian student ticket agency. GenerationFly just needs a .edu email address. StudentUniverse—not sure, but I think they also just want a .edu email address. You shouldn’t have problems based on where you’re booking from. If they offer to sell it to you, and your credit card goes through on it, then you’re set.

It might get cheaper—but I doubt it. Air Transat, Corsair, Air Canada, and Air France all on this route — one of the busiest intercontinental routes in the world — but under $900 in peak season is always a good fare. If fuel prices keep rising, it could go higher.

I would probably keep shopping—try Bookingbuddy if you haven’t already—sign up for sale alerts, and book no later than end of March. But I’d also realize that I’m risking it going higher if my gamble doesn’t pay off.

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alright don thanks for all the advice if i have nay other questions im sure ill be back Smile

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