Sunday, December 1, 2013

Travel Tips to Getting the Cheapest Flights

Most of us like to travel by air, and quite comfortably too, but many times the budget we have makes it hard to get the usual perks that come with a nicely packaged flight. The result is that many people usually find it hard to get the cheapest flights as they travel by air. It is not as hard is it seems but there are some things that we just have to know in our quest to make the best of a budget which has many competing items and projects. Let us look at some of the things which we need to understand in order to get the cheapest flights as we jet around.
First, it is important to understand that most of the sites we visit for our travel needs fall under three basic categories; aggregators, booking engines as well as airlines' booking portal. Aggregators are those sites which just give you the opportunity to compare the flight prices. They make their money via the adverts which they display on their sites, you know, the Google AdSense and hotel deals. Examples of these include Booking engines actually allow you to compare prices and book through them for a fee which is added to the flight fare itself. They are authorized to process bookings on behalf of the airline. Orbitz is an example of such sites. The airlines bookings portals allow you to make your bookings directly through them. Southwest for example allows you to do this. That way, you save yourself the fee you would have paid the booking engine.
It is also very important for you to ask questions when you book for instance, try using the phone to book. You will usually get very personalized service and your questions will get answered. If you use the nearest airport, will you get a rebate? Just make sure that you ask and get answers. Also, try to negotiate. Who says you cannot negotiate? The price is not always fixed! You never know until you ask questions. You recall the popular saying...when I doubt, ask! 
Make sure that you book ahead for example, three weeks is an ideal time frame and if within the time and when you are to travel, the price comes down, make sure that you ask for the difference as some of the booking sites like Orbitz actually allow you to have the difference back.
One of the biggest means of guaranteeing yourself cheapest flights is to exercise flexibility when making your travel plans. You should be prepared to travel at the times of the day when people are avoiding movement thus forcing the prices to reduce. Also there are days of the week or periods of the year when low passenger traffic reduces fares and gets you really low fares. Prepare yourself to make those flexible movements in your agenda.
I am sure these few tips will help you manage your flight plans within your budget and still enjoy your trip.
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