AskRick Q&A: When Should I Buy Plane Tickets to Italy for Summer 2012?

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.


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Published: August 30, 2011