Flight deals – 9 cheap travel tips

Air travel deals exist, but not many industry insiders offer them, without asking them first. So, if you want to get Best flight deals, You will have to do some research yourself. This article will go a long way towards helping start in this direction. The following basic tips are available to anyone (i.e., they do not require "internal communications" for good results).

1) Book in advance. Very basic and well-known, I almost feel guilty when I give it as advice. However, it can save you big money. Book your trip a month ago and improve your opponent. Book your trip the previous week and expect to pay premium rates.

2) Do not fly during normal working hours. Airline is a supply and demand company. If you insist on flying between 8am and 5pm – When seats are available at a minimum – Then plan to pay higher prices. If you have plenty of seats, flying red-eye can dramatically reduce the cost of your ticket.

3) Check the flight prices outside / to the replacement airport. Sometimes, you will get a better deal by driving to a larger metropolitan area, rather than insisting on a departure flight from the local “community” airport. On the other hand, Los Angelenos knows, for example, that driving to a smaller airport – not known as LAX – could be saved by mucho dinero.

4) Ask your airline to adjust the price of your ticket to reflect your current rate – If so, prices have fallen since you booked your ticket. Few people do this – or even know it – but airlines will adjust the price if you ask them to. Don't expect them to do so without asking them first.

5) Do not park your car at the airport, if possible. Parking fees pile up quickly – and may even offset all the savings you've been able to get through your other efforts to save money. I made a trip to Hawaii when I was new in high school (about 30 years ago … gulp!), And when I returned to Denver two weeks later, the cost of parking the entire time was over $ 100, leaving the four of us who went in The journey is coming to the house without anything but coins in our pockets and vapors in the gas tank by the time we have completed our 300 mile car ride home from the airport. Obviously, not parking at the airport is not a permanent option. So, at least, consider the cost of parking your car in your budget plans.

6) Try to fly "off-season". Granted, traveling to Hawaii for the holidays looks very attractive when your home is under several feet of snow, but flying there in the summer can be much cheaper. I found, in one of them, Hawaii in July very enjoyable – especially with that extra cash for Mai My Tice on the beach.

7) Check the package deals. Sometimes, you can save a lot of money by buying a comprehensive package, where you buy your trip, a motel room, and maybe even a rented car all in one "all inclusive deal". You might even get some extras, such as Lua (in Hawaii), or a Broadway show (in New York City).

8) Wholesale discounts. Sometimes organizations or communities arrange trips for their members, saving everyone some money in the deal. Major communities usually do this with trips to Las Vegas, for example.

9) Check with totals. These groups – the compilers – will compare many airlines and travel agencies at once – to find you the best deal from all the places you go. Of course, the complex can not verify all the travel outlets, so try some of the complexes, and then try to go directly through the airline that the assemblers considered cheaper. You may find that "going directly" to the airline of your choice may reap better discounts for you, through frequent programs, and so on – not to mention allowing you to exceed the travel agency fees (although they are minimal).