Taking advantage of student flight deals will allow you to save a considerable amount of money compared to what a non-student would pay on a single flight. Because of competition, airline companies have come up with ways on how students can afford to travel during school breaks.
If you want to make sure that a student discount will be applied to your airfare, you need to have your current and valid student ID with you. Yes I know sometimes we lose or misplace our ID and we only get a replacement only when we badly need it. Most of the airline companies or ticketing companies will require a faxed copy of your student ID before they can apply the discounted rate. They need the ID so they can verify your information. Some companies will even send an email to your school.
Another way on how to take advantage of student flight deals is to call the airlines company. Ask them about their student rates or discounts and if they offer any tour packages. Every airline holds a different policy so make sure you take down some notes during your conversation with the representative. Make sure you inform the representative right away that you are a student and you are interested in a special airfare rate for students. Be straight-forward so you won't be wasting your time and the rep's time.
When searching for student flight deals, don't settle for one right away. You have to choose among 3 (at least) offers so you can compare and weigh in the pros and cons. There are plenty of websites that cater to students like Statravel and Student Universe. If you're not planning to fly anytime soon but you will in the future, you can sign up for newsletters so you can be updated on airfare rates and discounts. Check the newspaper often and look for limited-time promotional fares from major airlines. Sometimes you can also get massive discounts from airline companies that are just starting up.