I'm out here in the midwest and the first time I travelled to PV was in 2007 (in Sep) and flights were about $500 roundtrip, 1 connection, if I remember correctly. Then again I went to PV in 2010 (Oct) and flights were about $550, roundtrip, 1 connection. Just bought flights for my Oct trip this year and paid $578. I'd been watching flights for several months and they were stuck at over $700, sometimes reaching $1,000 each per person!!! Then, over the 4th of July weekend they dropped to $578, the next day back to $711, the very next day dropped to $578 (I bought them) and then right back up to $711 the next day, where they remain...so far. I've scoured the internet looking for historical trends and expert advice on when to buy and a few websites state 90 days out is the perfect time, which is right where I'm at. I would have waiting a bit longer to see if they would drop had I not had enough miles to cover the cost of almost one full ticket.
So, my question is, does this $578 that I paid seem high? When comparing to past years, it's only gone up slightly, so that makes me feel better. And also, has anyone else noticed the volitility of airfare prices? The bad thing is that I love PV, and would like to visit every year, but I can fly into Cancun for $330 in Oct, and last year flew into Cancun for $330 during Feb, which is high season. I realize Cancun is a shorter flight, but not by half! Anyway, hoping to get some thoughts, ideas and feedback from others. Thanks!