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How to Save Money on Air Travel

Posted by Admin on 10/9/2015

Well you might have some travel plans coming up and whether you’re going someplace warm or someplace cold  you won’t want to overspend.

Here are some ideas:

  • For the best airfare, book 49 days in advance, or seven weeks.  Studies show that’s when the fares tend to be the lowest.

  • If you’re in a hurry, 3PM on a Tuesday is the best time to find the lowest current fares posted.

  • Fly on a Tuesday, Wednesday or a Saturday.  Those are the least traveled days, so fares are lower and in theory airports are less crowded  

  • Consider less popular airports near your destination.   The fares there can be lower.

  • Don’t assume round trip fares are the lowest.  Sometimes, booking two one way tickets is less because you fly one direction on one airline and fly back home on another.

  • And finally, call the airline directly and talk to an agent there.  Sometimes they have access to lower fares than you’ll find online. 

  • And here’s a special tip.  Ask about positioning flights, that’s when the airline simply has to move a plane.  Those can be bargains.

With just a few small moves, you could arrive at your destination with some extra money to spend on whatever you want.  

Do us a favor please, tell your friends about us so they can be smarter about their money too.

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