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Our member has noticed a dramatic price drop in tickets to Honolulu which they booked at the start of the year. The price for the four tickets flying Jetstar has dropped by $1600 in just a matter of months. Our frustrated member is Qantas Gold and is seeking our views on whether they have any recourse.

The general consensus from our members is that this is a situation of bad luck. They advise that ticket prices fluctuate all the time and it is up to the consumer to determine when is the right time to bite.

Our members suggest an alternative of cancelling the tickets but it is important to be sure that the cancellation fee offsets the saving.

To safeguard oneself in the future there are a number of hints and tips provided by our members: First, booking a fully flexible fare will ensure that this situation does not recur. However, the initial cost is dramatically increased to do so. One member astutely points out that there is no rear-vision mirror in a plane. They suggest that the key to securing the best fares is research. They suggest checking airfare prices to your destination of choice for a number of weeks on a number of airlines before committing to purchase. Further, once purchased, stop checking the prices as there is nothing that can be done.

We will be keen to hear from anyone who has had a similar experience. Share your experiences HERE.

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