Saturday 22 July 2017

How to Book Cheap Flight Ticket


Booking travel is so easy to do, yet all too often we wind up spending more than we wanted. 
Thank fee-happy airlines for that— there's no limit to what they'll charge for, from meals to checked bags and flimsy pillows. 
According to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, airlines made $4.2 billion in baggage fees alone in 2016.  
With summer travel season in full swing, we've rounded up the best money-saving tips out there.

Test the 24-hour rule

After you book, check the next morning to see if the price of your airfare fell. 
If it did, give the airline a call to cancel your flight and often you can rebook without penalty. 
Test the 24-hour rule
Take last-minute trips
Airlines are known to cut prices when they can't fill planes for an upcoming weekend trip.
On Tuesday, they'll email offers for the coming weekend or following one to fliers who signed up for alerts. Travelers can leave Friday night or anytime Saturday, then return on Monday or Tuesday. 

Leave on a Wednesday

It's the cheapest day to do it, says, especially for domestic travel. 
Per the website: "The day with the most seats is likely to have better supply, and thus ... more empty seats that require discounting to fill the plane—meaning they'll have to release more seats at their cheapest price point."
Leave on a Wednesday

Check Twitter and Facebook

Airlines have been experimenting with blasting fares via social media, especially International flights, reports the FirstLadyNaija. But you have to be fast: Some deals can be gone within hours. 
"If you find something, jump on it," says Lydia Okolie, who travels frequently.
Some airlines announce special sales to Facebook fans as well. 

Book on Tuesday at 3 p.m. GMT

A study by found this was the best time to buy airline tickets and shop for domestic travel. 

Fly two different airlines

Sometimes it's worth it to mix and match. Most airlines now sell one-way flights at reasonable prices, meaning one might be cheaper for the outbound flight while the other works better for the return. 
You could even fly to one airport and depart from another.

Become a frequent flier

It pays to cozy up to your airline of choice. 
Become an elite member of the airline's frequent-flier program or use a credit card that's tied to the airline to get a leg up on other travelers. 
Likewise, if you're using a credit card that offers rewards, check to see if those rewards can be redeemed for miles or travel gift cards.
Fly out early

Fly out early

The first flight of the morning is usually the cheapest, says Lydia. 
The next-cheapest flight times are during or after lunch or around dinner time.

Search for deals in the morning

Early morning is the time you'll see the most deals, says Lydia, although some airlines release discounted tickets throughout the day.  

Be flexible

Try adding a couple days to your trip before or after peak travel days to lower the fare.

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