Change in price
Q: Three months ago I booked a flight for €275. I booked early, first of all, for availability and, secondly, because I wanted to get the best possible price. Last week I visited the website where I booked my flight and found the same flight that I had booked reduced to €175. Are airlines allowed to change prices like this?
A: There is no price control, and for the most part, airlines can increase or decrease prices in accordance with market conditions. Therefore, yes, an airline can opt to reduce prices before a departure date in an effort to fill any vacant seats.
Of course, this will not always be the case. In the case where there is a big demand for a particular flight, the price could increase closer to departure date.