It seems like I often find myself flying on busy weekends and I was wondering if anyone has suggestions for getting a good fare during these times. In this case I would like to fly PDX to the ROC area around the 4th of July. I did a query on the search engine of choice playing with days - leaving on Thursday, returning on Tuesday as well as all the major airports within 200 miles and am still hovering around a $500 fare. I'm also subscribed to a couple fare watcher sites, but those fares aren't usually for peak travel time anyway. Ideas?