How do you predict the week to week rise and fall of the price of airline tickets?
So I'm supposed to fly from SEA to ALB around 4th of July for a family reunion type deal. Folks keep throwing ideas at me like when to check tickets (Wednesdays), what sites to use (Bing travel), how long to wait (3 months), etc.
I've been looking at tickets for 3 weeks because they are so expensive it is just blowing my mind (fuel costs, ALB being a smaller airport, other factors). They have gone from $640 to $711 and now to $581. Do I wait another week? Has it hit its bottom, do I buy right now?
Do any of you have tips on getting the cheapest fair? When to book or how long to wait?