Did you know that about 100,000 flights are booked every day? Seasoned air travelers are adept at finding cheap flights and know the ins and outs of what to do, what not to do, and what days to book. Here are some resources to help you book the best flight!
Websites to find the best rates:
Tips for finding the best rates:
Be flexible with your dates:
This is one of the best ways to find the best prices. If you can scope out which times are cheapest to fly to your destination, you can utilize the websites above to hunt down the best prices. It is often best to fly during the week since the majority of people usually fly on a weekend. You could also consider booking an early or late flight, because a lot of people tend to avoid these times.
Consider an indirect flight:
Direct flights may be convenient, but we usually have to pay for that convenience in the form of higher priced airline tickets. If a flight has a layover, it will probably be more affordable than its direct counterpart. Being flexible with which airports to fly into could also save you some money!
Don’t be afraid to mix and match airlines:
Sometimes booking one-way flights and using different airlines will save money. For example booking a Spirit flight into Myrtle Beach for $79 and booking the return flight through Frontier for $59 instead of booking a round trip through one airline for $227.
Search for flights in incognito mode:
It is, unfortunately, true that searching the same flights multiple times will make the prices for said flights increase. Airlines use this as a scare tactic to get you to book the flight before prices go up again. For this reason searching for flights in incognito mode, or clearing your cookies, will keep your fares at a reasonable price.
Follow airlines on social media:
Just like most other businesses around the world, most airlines are on social media and use it to debut their best sales and deals. Follow them and check out their pages to see what they’re up to!
#MonsterTip – When booking a trip with Monster, make sure to book your flights after receiving your confirmation letter!