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Some Routes Cheaper, Some Pricier This Week

I'm a sucker for airfare fluctuation tracking tools. I look forward to SmarterTravel airfare editor Patricia Magaña's monthly comparison of airfare prices to Europe, when I've got a route in mind I'll swing by Bing and check out its Price Predictor tool, and I'm always interested in the latest Priceline Airfare Index.

This week, the Airfare Index is pointing to some interesting week-over-week airfare changes. The biggest price drop is from Washington, D.C., to Boston, with a price decrease of 25 percent. A number of Florida routes (including Atlanta to Ft. Lauderdale, New York City to Miami, and Newark to Orlando) are also cheaper this week.

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Atlanta and Newark seem to show up on the list of routes that have seen a price increase this week. Dallas to Newark is 19 percent more expensive to book this week, and a similar price rise is apparent on routes between Atlanta and Newark.

Sure, this is just a snapshot, but it points to the importance of starting our airfare searches early, locking in good deals when we find them, and responding to price fluctuations if and when they happen.

What other airfare price tracking tools do you use?

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