It used to be a given that driving was always the cheapest way to get from point A to point B, but with gas prices between $3.30 and $5.00 a gallon, it’s not always the least expensive route. So how to find the best airline prices, when you decide to fly?
Find the best airfares
General tips for finding the best airfares, include booking late Tuesday or Wednesday morning. The idea behind this is that people who book their flights over the weekend, but don't pay within the 24 hour period required, leaving these seats and their discounted prices available to be purchased. When I am looking for a flight I will watch the rates for several days so I know what a good fare is when I find it.
Flying on off day and off times
Looking at alternate hubs
Don't rely solely on consolidator sites like Expedia
Check the discount airline sites
Make sure you are comparing apples to apples
Look for combined discounts
Use those frequent flyer miles
Making a phone call
Learn the rules
Traveling and saving money are two of my favorite things! I hope these tips will help you save money on your next flight!