Everyone wants to get cheaper airfares when traveling to any destination. Most people don’t know how to research and find discounted airfares and succumb to the high fares that some travel agent book for them. Before you book a flight, use these guidelines below to find cheaper discounted airfares.
Make sure you purchase your ticket early. Did you know that last minute purchase gets you a higher rate? If you book two or three months before your travel, you will save a huge percentage on the regular price.
If you are booking an international flight, you should research different fares online and compare the prices online to the price that the travel agent quotes to you.
Usually, when you cut the travel agent out of the flight arrangement, you end up saving much more because the travel agent’s commission won’t be in question. Also, you might want to go directly to the airline because they will have online promotions that cannot be accessed anywhere else. The airline gives the remaining seats to the travel agent after the promotion ends, so you will be the driver’s seat if you book during the airfare promotion.
If you are going to a country that caters to tourism, you may get a better deal on your flight. You might want to travel during off peak seasons where tourism is not so vibrant. This is the time when you will be able to get both discounted travel and hotel fares.
Join travel clubs to get cheaper air fares. The travel club buys air fares in bulk and is able to sell at a lower rate than the airline. You can get as much as 70% discounted air fare with a travel club if you are member.
Some airlines also have travel clubs that you can join and get periodic emails of their specials along with the appropriate dates and destinations. This will allow you the convenience of not having to search online for these specials.
If you travel at midnight, you will most likely get a low air fare because midnight flights are not usually booked by many people. The “red eye,” as midnight travel is often times called is not a peak period and there are more seats to fill so the airline will substantially reduce the fares to fill up the seats.
You can save more if you book the entire travel package, which includes the flight, the hotel and the car rental. Doing so will probably work out cheaper than buying them separately
So, use these methods to greatly decrease your air fare expenses. There are also information online in the form of ebooks and web content that can give you the real secrets that travel agents don’t want you to know about getting cheaper travel.
This information will save you thousands of dollars in flight, hotel and car. You will be able to use your savings to do something else. Have a happy and fun time during your travels.