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Tips for Saving Money on Air Travel

Tips for Saving Money on Air Travel

Tips for Saving Money on Air Travel. It is never too early to start thinking about summer vacation! In fact, doing some planning now can really save you money. There is no doubt about it- air travel is expensive. Here are some tips to help you save on air travel.

Tips for Saving Money on Air Travel:

  • Start researching plane tickets well in advance of your travel dates. For your initial search, use sites like Travelocity or Expedia. Find the airlines that is offering the best deal and then head on over to their website (i.e., United, American Airlines or Southwest). Sometimes you can get a better deal going directly though the provider.
  • Track the prices for a few weeks. Generally buying in advance will net you the best deal. However, prices can vary greatly day by day. Tracking prices for a few weeks will give you an idea of what to expect. If you see a dramatic price drop- buy!
  • In my experience, buying tickets in the middle of the week will score you the best deal. I find Tuesday to be “the day” to purchase.
  • Departure and returning dates make a difference. Try to avoid weekend departures and returns for the best deal.
  • If your travel dates are not set in stone, search using that flexible date feature. Sometimes departing a day or two earlier will significantly reduce the price.
  • If you find a good deal, make sure to look at the layover times if it is not a direct flight. If it is less than an hour layover, I don’t book the flight no matter how good the deal is.  There are too many factors that play a role in on time arrivals and departures. Missed flights are no fun!
  • Take the checked baggage fee into consideration. Many airlines charge for checked baggage.
  • Check cash back sites like Ebates before you make a purchase. Some airlines, like Southwest, offer 3% cash back!

Doing a little travel research and planning ahead will save you money on air travel. Check multiple websites in order to score the best deal.

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  2. Thanks for the advice. I use Ebates all the time and didn’t know they offer cash back on airlines.

  3. See if your local airport has service by Allegiant. They don’t go a lot of places, but the places the do fly to (like Vegas!) you can get amazing deals on, often times $29 flights or B1G1 tickets. If not that, I’ve found their air/hotel packages to be very reasonable.

  4. I havve yet to travel via plane with my little one. I’m afraid he’ll hate it and spend the whole time crying. I’ll keep these in mind for when he gets older.

  5. My husband was able to recently get a great deal on airline tickets on a holiday weekend. Most people were traveling either the Friday or the Monday, and he got a cheap rate for Sunday.

  6. We usually drive when we go on vacation, you have some great tips, especially looking for prices mid week, I’ll have to pass this one along, thank you

  7. I’m not new to cashback of online shopping, but honestly I never notice I can get cashback on airlines tickets. Off the check Ebates, thank you !

  8. Air travel is so frustrating from finding the best deal, times, hoping your flight isn’t delayed and you miss your connection…and so on. That being said it is nice to be 1500 miles away in a few hours rather than 2 days in a car with a sore butt 🙂

  9. I try to avoid flying all together, unless I really want to go far away. Air travel has become such a hassle & in many instances is just a waste of a lot of time. However, thanks for the tips – I can use them when I do decide to travel a good distance.

  10. Jiff to go is great. I have used it many times. Using this for dipping apples is is just great!…… Take the Jiff to go on a family trip to the zoo bring your precut apples and you are ready for a good healthy snack.

  11. NevER ever assume that the prices will go down! If you find them at a good price within your budget, book them!

  12. I also found that buying tickets in the middle of the week netted the better deals and flight times. Also if you go on a “slow day” you will have less airport hangups.

  13. Like I had posted in the other thread about air travel, if you plan an earlier flight that will be fully booked, you can sometimes score free vouchers for giving up your seat to someone else!

  14. I never thought about checking ebates, and thanks for the tip about checking during the middle of the week to find the best rates!

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