Airlines sell some discounted tickets well before the departure date. They do this to get enough revenue to cover the fixed costs. Once those fixed costs are covered, the discounts will shrink. Anyone who has purchased a ticket on the date of departure knows the price can double and triple from a quote just a few days earlier.
Travel destinations are more expensive during peak season than offseason. There are even cheaper days of the week to fly because the demand is less on those days.
For the Cay to succeed, we have adopted many of the same pricing concepts that the airlines use.
If you are looking for the best possible pricing, we suggest you do the following:
- Book well in advance. It helps us get a better forecast and generate some initial revenue.
- Chose to travel mid-week. Hint: Tuesday is the slowest day.
- Always book online. Many booking opportunities are only available online.
A quote is not a reservation. The rates are not locked in until you make your reservation.
Many times people call and get a quote. They then call the day before or just show up wondering why the rate has changed, sometimes dramatically.
If you call or are online, we recommend booking if the price is reasonable. Most rate plans have refundable options, so if your plans change, you can cancel without penalty.
For us to continue to succeed, we need a blend of all three customers.
a) The bargain hunters
b) The planners
c) The last minute traveler
We recognize that if a price changes, it can be frustrating. Of course, we never got a complaint about the price going down!
We can't stress this one simple point: To avoid any surprises, please book as soon as possible.
Chub Cay looks forward to seeing you soon.