Archive for January 2010

How to Find Cheap Flights

departuresIt is easy to be overcharged for a flight these days. In order to get the cheapest flights, you are going to need to do some homework and a bit of digging. There are definitely some great deals out there; it’s just a matter of knowing where to look.

Once you find a price for a ticket, it is good to find comparisons. And, once you are confronted with a good deal, don’t be afraid to move on it. A good idea is to purchase a fully-refundable ticket that is a good value, early and then continue to look for a better deal.

Many times you can find some of the best deals by dealing directly with the airlines. If you sign-up with them, they can notify you by email if great last-minute deals pop-up. Also make sure to check fare-comparison sites. These are really handy as they do all the work for you. Sites like Kayak and SideStep are some of the best of these.

Once you have your ticket, it is also a good idea to keep an eye on the fare to see if it drops. Many airlines have a “best fare” guarantee, so if the fare drops on the same day you purchase, you can get refunded the difference.

The more flexible you are about when and where you fly, the more apt you will be to get a cheap flight. Broaden your search to other airports in your area. Don’t forget to pull the trigger when you do find a great deal. Great deals won’t last forever; if you hesitate, chances are it won’t be there when you finally decide to purchase. Packages which also include your accommodations can save you a lot of money on both. They are worth looking into, if you are going to one place.