I’ve only been using Google Flights for a few weeks and it’s been invaluable for highlighting fares in Chile that Skyscanner failed to identify.

Prior to that, I was looking closely at a number of Dublin to west coast USA routes, frustrated that the £1,000 a head business class sale prices simply weren’t materialising this year.  Although my interest in the trip dropped after I booked Chile, I’d forgotten that I’d activated a price alert function for one route.

When the email arrived earlier, I thought I might go for something in September if the fare was right.  So with joyous anticipation I opened the email to discover travel for two that had been under £3,000 was now … just over £16,000.

I think I’ll put that plan on hold for now …

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