2018 is finally here! Hopefully it's a great year for all of us! Please go on a lot of vacations this year! With the new year being here, here are 5 tips on how to save money this year on airfare!
1. Book in advance on a weekday and at a weird time.
When you're looking to travel you should book your flight 2 months ahead of time to ensure that you're getting the best deal. As the date approaches airlines tend to jack up the prices. During the weekday prices are typically lower than weekend prices.
Also, booking a flight a 3 a.m. is better because airlines know that most people would be sleeping so prices are at their lowest peak at odd times. Avoid booking in the morning-afternoon.
2. Compare, compare, compare!!!
Don't just settle on the first flight you see. Use a computer and have millions of tabs open that way you can compare prices, times, layovers, stops, etc. Some websites I like to use are Bookingbuddy.com, Google Flights, Expedia.com, Cheapoair.com, Hotwire.com, and Hipmunk.com
3. Do research daily.
Airfare prices fluctuate daily. Keep record of the prices everyday that way you may see a correlation between prices and the day of the week.
4. Be flexible about the time you want to fly.
Morning flights and night flights tend to be the cheapest. Unless you have a specific time you have to be at your destination, try to be open about the times you want to travel, as it can save you hundreds of dollars.
5. Be flexible about the airport you're flying out of or into.
Flying out/into a less popular airport is cheaper than flying out/into a popular one so if you're able to play around with the airport do so! You'll save hundreds of dollars just by switching airports.
Please use this guide before you buy your ticket. Traveling is important and essential so please do so this year!