Planning a trip overseas in October (Lebanon, specifically). I've been keeping tabs on prices and have found a very few reasonable deals, but wondered whether I should buy my ticket now, or if I'm likely to get a better price nearer my travel date (say, early September, after spring/summer tourists have left and students visiting home have returned). I make this trip every few years, but have always made arrangements far in advance, so thought I might try I different method this time. Any ideas? EDIT: I can't respond to each commenter individually, but I want to thank everyone for all the advice. You guys gave me some great information. Thanks so much.