November 26th, 2010  |  Published in TIPS

  • Rise Early: The perfect means to secure an early ticket is to go for one in the first half of the day. Early morning flights (6-8 am) are generally not favored by people and hence the tickets tend to be cheaper.
  • Mid-week winner: Air tickets on weekends tend to be more expensive than during the mid-week ones. Plan your itinerary, unless it’s a fixed plan for a business trip, and travel during the middle of the week like a Wednesday.
  • Avoid agents: Agents make a profit through your purchase. So before you turn to a travel agent, log on to the airlines you want to fly with and check their prices. This will save you a lot of money at times.
  • Plan in advance: This is the best way to ensure that you land with a dirt cheap air ticket; but you can generally pull something like this off only with a leisure trip. Tickets for a trip booked at least before two months in advance will be cheaper.
  • No last minute deals: This is probably one of the biggest myths that flight tickets booked a day or even hours in advance are expensive. In fact, the rate you will get will probably be less thrice than the normal amount.


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