Our aim has always been to help people save (a ton) of money on traveling. This article is dedicated to help you book cheap airline tickets. You can finally go on your much longed for holiday, and thank us while you bask under the tropical sun. The list below consists of our most popular tips that have helped thousands of people book cheap flights.
This is something every single travel expert will repeat as much as possible. You can save up to $300 if you book your airline ticket a couple of months in advance. Airlines change their ticket prices as constantly as possible. Sometimes they’re even known to change prices multiple times a week. Timing is everything when it comes to buying a cheap airline ticket. You should start browsing for airline tickets as soon as you decide on a tentative date, even if its months in advance. Later, start checking once a week to check the fluctuation in the price. As the date of the flight draws closer, the airlines start to increase the price of the ticket. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Knowing the best time to buy your cheap airline ticket can be the best tip to save some serious cash. Last year we did a survey and found that for domestic flights 49 days was the ideal time to purchase plane tickets. The most important thing we discovered from our survey was that you’ll end up paying premium for purchasing the ticket too late. Booking within 14 days of the flight is considered late, and booking 5 months in advance is too early. The best time to book the cheapest airline ticket is either 3 weeks or 4 months in advance.
You’ll be surprised to know that there are particular days in a week when the price of an airline ticket drops. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are considered to be the least expensive days to book a domestic ticket. Fridays and Sundays are known to be the most expensive days to book a ticket.
If you want to save up on your next airline ticket then we recommend that you don’t fly during the holiday season. One of the biggest things that influence the price of a ticket is how full the plane is. Spring Break, Christmas and Thanks Giving is the peak season because the flights are usually full. Be prepared to pay a huge amount on the ticket if you’re flying during any of the holiday seasons.
A lot of the airlines have a mix and match option on their website which show results from partner airlines as well. This feature lets you combine a couple of one way fares that may not be from the same airline. With this feature you can use your frequent flyer miles to save even more money.