We're planning a trip for mid-June of this year from Portland, Oregon. We're still deciding where to go. We've researched airfare to various cities in Germany, Italy, Croatia, New Zealand and Barcelona. All of these destinations were priced over $1500 for one RT, (multiple stops) coach ticket. Ouch. Have airfare prices really skyrocketed that much-- or are we just considering buying too early? All suggestions welcome. We're using all the usu. sites to research prices: kayak, travelocity, etc and would like to find a flight with no more than two stops. Dates, times are flexible: +/- 3 days. Thank you!