Friday, May 1, 2015

6 Tips to Get Cheaper Airfare

How to Get Cheaper Airfare

Vacation season is rapidly approaching! Are you looking to book your next trip? 

Let me help you learn how to score cheaper airfare! From taking advantage of your frequent flier miles to knowing how "deal" websites come up with their prices, read on to arm yourself with all the knowledge you will need to save like a PRO before booking a flight!

1. The more you search for a flight with sites like Expedia, the higher the prices will be. These sites track cookies to figure out how many times you check out prices. Clear your browser or use a new one if you want the best price available. Otherwise, you could end up paying much more than necessary.

2. Travel sites also look at where you’re browsing from to price a flight. If you search with an IP address from Malaysia, for example, you’ll get the highest prices; browsing with an IP address from Norway often gives the least expensive price quote. 

3. Use ExpressVPN to search for flights. First, clear both your cache and your cookies. Then, change your location to Norway. Choose the Expedia website that matches your location and play with different locations to get the best rate.

4. When you both book and fly on a Tuesday, you’ll get the best rate. For the lowest airfare, try to book six weeks before your trip. Or, if you can’t book that far ahead, book at the last minute. When there are extra seats left on a plane, the airline will do whatever they need to in order to fill them in. Once you have your flight scheduled, look for affordable hotels in Paris. Sometimes, you may even be able to get a great bundle deal.

5. If you find a great price on a travel site, call the airline to find out if they’ll price match. They often will, because they’d rather have the sale for themselves. Then, if an upgrade is available, you’ll be more likely to get it. When you book through a third-party site, you’re not usually eligible for airline perks.

6. Travel a lot? Signup for a credit card with frequent flier perks and points. Try to use it as much as you can. You can trade in the points for other things beside airfare, too, to help plan the rest of your trip.

Whether you only take vacations once in a blue moon or you’re a frequent traveler, there is always a way to save on airfare.

Happy Saving!

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