Travel is one of life’s great pleasures. It’s really great to be able to get away from home — and all those responsibilities — for a little while, even if it’s just a couple of days. However, traveling can get pretty expensive if you want to do it a lot. So here are some great places and tips for finding cheap flights.
You’ve probably heard of Kayak, but they have an explore tool that lets you search several airline fares at once, saving you both time and money. You can even see a map with different destinations under a certain fare amount.
FareCompare offers a lot of money-saving airfare tips. One is to fly out on a Wednesday, since it tends to be the cheapest day. It’s usually the day with the most available seats, which means airlines will need to release more seats at a lower price to fill up the flight. You can also sign up for alerts when prices drop. Got a specific resort in mind? Sign up to make keeping an eye on airfare prices a cinch.
3. Mix & Match Flights
There’s nothing wrong with flying one airline for your outbound flight and another for your return. You can also fly into a different airport than you leave from when you come home. Sometimes mixing and matching this way can save significant money.
AirfareWatchdog.com will ping you when prices drop to your specified number. The deals are actually checked and vetted by real people, not a computer.
5. Leave Early
The earliest morning flight is usually the least expensive. The next cheapest fly times are typically around dinner time, or right after lunch. Now make sure your luggage is labeled and get packing!