Airfare prices are ever changing and very few people know about the steps that need to be taken in order to ensure you get the absolute cheapest airfare possible. Just going onto the web and checking the price shown on one of the popular travel sites simply will not get you the best fare, but with a little bit of simple digging, you can uncover the lowest prices, just so long as you know what to do. Here are a couple of tips you can use to help you in your search.
Timing counts for a lot!And that doesn’t just mean ‘book in advance’, which is common sense. When you buy your tickets is one of the absolute most important factors in the price you pay, right down to the day you fly and the day you book. As a general rule, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the cheapest days to fly, so try and book your flights to be on those days. Also, the day you actually sit down and make the booking has an effect as well. Avoid booking your flight on the weekends as prices will very often go down come Monday!Consider your sources!There is a lot of ‘common knowledge’ floating around that actually flies in the face of the real truth. For instance, people often say never to book directly with the airline because it will cost more. People also often say that travel agents cost more because they charge a fee. Both are complete rubbish! The airlines own websites often have special deals that aren’t available anywhere else. And travel agents don’t charge you, they charge the airline, and often times their skill in looking for flights means you actually can save significantly! Always look into multiple sources to make sure you get the best deal!