I love to travel, and unless I am only going a short
distance, I prefer to travel by air. But is and
airline travel possible these days? Here are a few
vacation ideas and tips for getting the most
low-cost air fare.
1. Try to avoid leaving on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or
Monday. You may find your ticket prices to be up to 50%
higher on these days. Instead, begin your travel on
Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, and be sure to stay
overnight on Saturday for the best deals.
2. Traveling one way? Even though you will find this
doesn't work all the time, be sure to check for round-trip
prices as well since there are occasions where it is
cheaper than flying one-way. Crazy? Sure, but hey, we are
trying to save money here so do what you have to.
3. Cheap travel ideas during the
holidays? If you plan to travel on a holiday, be sure to
book your tickets well in advance. For one thing, you will
have a hard time getting the seats and dates you want if
you wait until the last minute, but you also will save on
airfare by buying early. However, be sure of your itinerary
because you will cancel out all savings you made if you
have to change your travel dates.
4. Make sure you always book your flights at least 21
days in advance. This will get you the best fares. The
earlier the better in this case. Never buy tickets within 7
days of your planned departure if you can help it, as you
will pay a significantly higher fare.
5. Consider traveling on the "red eye" flights. Check
with your travel agent to see if you can save with these
late-night fares. You can often save as much as 25% this
I hope you can use these how-to-travel-cheap airfare
tips to help you save money on your next trip.