Cheap Vacation Ideas - Tips for Locating the Best Airfare Deals

 

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 cheap 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 way.

I hope you can use these how-to-travel-cheap airfare tips to help you save money on your next trip.