How to Save on Airline Tickets! 5 Simple Ways!

June 25, 2012

How to Save Money on Airline Tickets!

When planning a vacation, airfare can be one of the most costly expenses. It is possible to find deals on airline tickets! Here are 5 ways to save on airline tickets. Using these simple techniques can save you a whole lot of money on your vacation!

  • Buy Cheap Airline Tickets 6 Weeks Before Your Trip!
    According to the most recent study done by the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), passengers pay the lowest price (nearly 6% less) than than the average fare when they buy their tickets six weeks before their flight.
  • Compare Airline Ticket Prices!
    Go directly to the source…the airline companies. Southwest, United Airlines, etc. usually have better deals than sites like Kayak, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Cheapfares and Priceline. But it doesn’t hurt to compare them all!
  • Sign-Up for Airline Deal Alerts!
    Each major airline offers email sign-ups for their sales and promotions. Sign-up for those because they often send out special offers and promo codes. Airfare Watchdog has a complete list of airlines that offer airline deals and promotions that you can sign-up for all in one place!
  • Be Flexible with Your Travel Dates!
    The cheapest days to travel are usually Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. Sometimes when airlines are not booked as full as they want, they will lower prices on certain days, so being flexible will allow you to get the best price.
  • Check Airline Luggage Fees!
    Luggage fees can be very costly and can really rack up that travel bill. Check this airline luggage fee chart from Smarter Travel for a complete list of luggage fees for each airline so that you are not blindsided by unexpected fees.

Saving money on airplane tickets is possible if you follow these simple techniques. Remember…planning ahead is the best way to save!

*Check out my other Ways to SAVE on Vacation ideas!

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