Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Tips on finding cheap airfare.
Many websites like Expedia, Orbitz and other charge a booking fee. Sometimes they drop that fee during a promotion; so keep a look out. Also on any site you visit and checking fares make sure you understand what the bottom line is. Some go into a site and thing they have an awesome fair but don't realize it is showing the one way fare. Many times you must click through to the next screen to get the bottom line.
Airlines are your best bet. I rarely find a fare lower than what the airline offers. Still do your research. I will go in and look at fares on Kayak, pick the lowest fare and then go to that airlines website. Also some low fares on Expedia, etc will list a good fare but it is with multiple airlines. If this doesn't bother you then go for it.
One last note; play with travel dates. Saturdays sometime work to be a good day to travel. Pick a day during the week and stay past the weekend. Leave on a Tuesday and come back the following Tuesday.
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