Tips for Finding Cheap Airfare

Dying to travel but can’t afford expensive plane tickets?

Check out these simple tips for finding cheap airfare!

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  1. Buy Early

Especially during peak travel periods, making reservations l

ate in the game can cost you a lot of money. Airline ticket prices typically go up in the last two weeks before flying, so if you’re planning ahead, try to make the call before this deadline.

  1. Buy Late

Sometimes you can buy tickets at the very last minute for a great price if the airlines have failed to fill their planes. You can find such fares at specialized sites like LastMinuteTravel.com, or sometimes on airline websites and on

line booking sites such as Expedia.

  1. Shop Around

No matter how good it sounds, you should never book the first fare you see. Start your search by checking a few of the major online travel provider.

  Checking these sites will give you a preliminary idea of which airlines fly your particular itinerary, what the going rate is and which restrictions might apply.

  1. Know When to Buy

The hardest part of booking a flight is knowing when to stop tracking fares and make that final purchase.

  1. Be Flexible

If you live close to more than one airport, check out the fares from all of the airports near you. Many online fare searching engines will ask you if you are

willing to depart from or arrive in more than one city. Yes!

  1. Get a Refund When Fares Go Down

If fares go down after you’ve purchased your ticket, ask for a refund! You may not always get one, but policies vary by airline — and many do not publicize the fact that they will refund you the difference if prices go down.

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