Like everyone here, recent airline prices have been a bit disturbing to me...every year I feel like I can count on paying $100 - $150 more per person for airfare. My morning ritual has been to check airline prices...daily, since April for our November trip. Prices have been running $580-$620 RT per person out of most of the major airports in Ohio. This morning, I did my usual search and by moving our trip Sunday - Wednesday (11 days), instead of Saturday - Tuesday - I just booked tickets on US Air out of Dayton (so, I have to drive from Columbus) for $290 per person!!!! I haven't paid that since 2007 for a flight. Needless to say, I was squealing with excitement. Nothing like two tickets for the price of one. The best part - it's still only one stop in CLT. :)
Hoping some of you can land similar deals. Good luck if you're still on the hunt!