Here are a couple of hints that should help you with booking airline tickets. I will never waiver from the idea of booking as early as possible. When dealing with overseas flights this is especially important. $950.00 booking 6 mos. in advance versus $1550.00 booking 6 weeks in advance. This is Kansas City to Paris. Here is what you look for. Book with a tour company that does not require 100% airfare paid when you book, just a reasonable deposit. I work with one such company.
If you want a package deal in the US, Las Vegas for example, they are there for early booking. The problem is that you pay your air in full when you book. This results in a large deposit that you may not be ready to pay. The decision you must make is whether to wait until you have the money in hand and hope the package price has not gone up that much or let the tour company and airline have your money for a longer period of time. If you wait too late, you pay full price at the time of booking for the package price.
If I can help you clarify any of this, don’t forget, I’m just a phone call away.