If you’re looking to buy airfare but are turned off by the prices, don’t worry just yet, there are ways to lower the cost of your airfare and make the best out of a usually expensive situation. First, booking your flight in advance and being flexible with your dates will help you take advantage of seat sales. If you travel on slow days, Tuesdays and Wednesday’s usually, or stay over on a Saturday this will also help lower costs. If you are looking to go on vacation, it will save you a bundle if you travel to your destination in the off-season (it would save on crowds, too). If you can, travel on late flights in coach (a little less leg room, a lot less money). Avoiding direct travel will save you cash too. When booking your flight, tell the reservation clerk you are willing to be bumped to the next available flight. For getting on the following flight, you will receive a cash discount voucher for a future flight. Also offer to go stand-by on sold-out flights. Chances are you will get a seat anyways and you’ll pay a lot less for it.
These suggestions may sound a little inconvenient, but in the long run these tips could end up saving you hundreds of dollars in just one trip. Imagine how much you would save on EVERY trip you take! You could fly yourself somewhere nice with the money you save!