Q: Rick, my wife and I are flying to Italy for our 50th wedding anniversary. Our trip dates are May 2 – 17 2012. When should we start shopping for tickets and when is the best time to buy?
Marv Kolling – Minneapolis, MN
A: Excellent question, and congratulations! Here’s a few pointers:
– Compare flight prices arriving in Milan or Rome.
– Consider taxes and fees, which will add about $500 to your ticket.
– Start shopping for airfare in December.
Listen to Rick’s advice on what ticket price to “shoot for” and when airfare sales to Italy are likely to happen.