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How to Buy Cheap Airline Tickets

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Find Great Airfare Deals!

Airlines are a deregulated industry. There's nothing to stop them from trying to get you to pay more for less. A not so savvy traveler may not know that a published fare is only a starting point. Baggage fees, seating fees, and priority boarding fees may be added on. The beginning fare may also change every five or six days. Finding an affordable ticket may feel like throwing a snowball at a jet plane in the middle of July. Your target disappears too quickly, and all your expectations melt before they leave your hand.

Buying tools like Kayak, Expedia, and CheapAir.com make the search for the perfect ticket easier. You can track and compare flights well in advance of your trip. Beware, these sites don't always show you the complete picture. Southwest, for instance, does not allow its fares to be published on some sites. It's up to you to check the low cost airlines.

The general rule is to book your ticket about seven weeks in advance. If you see a cheap fare in this window, don't wait at the edge of the cliff. Jump. You are competing against others. If you book at the last minute, they will have grabbed up all the low cost seats long before you. You will pay up to $200 more. Seasons could affect this booking window.

Spring is a particularly difficult time to find a reasonable rate. Buying your ticket 12 weeks in advance is a good idea. Holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving can be tricky, too. If you are traveling abroad, your destination can determine your booking. If you're headed to the Caribbean, think 200 days in advance. Going to Mexico and Central America? You'll find the best fares just 70 days from your travel date.

Finding a cheap day and time to travel is good practice. Be willing to wake up early or stay up late. Fy on an empty stomach. Travel during lunch or dinner. Your fellow travelers may not be willing to be so inconvenienced. Never travel on a Friday or a Sunday. Flying on a Tuesday or Wednesday can save you up to $80 per ticket.

Should you book on a particular day of the week? It's debatable. Ticket prices can be determined by algorithms and computers. Savings may be negligible. But humans watch trends and try to boost sales with midweek deals. Looking for an inexpensive ticket on a Tuesday or Wednesday is worth a try.

Booking sites offer airfare alerts. Sign up for them. Stretch beyond the usual suspects and and add Hitlist, The Flight Deal, Google Flights, and Secret Flying to your search. If you're going to travel frequently, consider an airline credit card or membership. Loyalty will qualify you for perks. Delta, Jet Blue, and American Airlines all have mileage plans. Southwest's Rapid Rewards program has no blackout dates. Frontier has a "Discount Den." Membership qualifies you for "exclusive access to the lowest fares."

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