Ahh, the age-old question:
to be or not to be to book or not to book. No matter how much homework you do on research comparing apples to apples, it's nearly impossible to predict the ebbs and flows of ticket prices . . . especially during the holiday season.
This past week I've noticed a flood of fare alerts, not just on Cyber Monday, but the last couple of days, too. On the one hand, I'm not a risk taker when it comes to my money and prefer to book when the pricing gets good but when "good" is still a bit away from "better" and a couple hundred from the "best," it's tempting to take a gamble and hope the fares drop. Even knowing that you could end up paying more, when will (or did) you buy your tickets?