Before you go on any vacation or travel anywhere in the world, if you want to save money you should really consider doing some homework before you go. Below are some of the ways that you can save money on find cheap airline tickets.
Do your research on the internet, call airline booking agencies and watch the news programs to keep yourself up to date on discounts. There are a lot of promotional fares offered by different airline companies that are new in the industry. Compare prices between different websites.
When you are a frequent traveler maybe you should consider signing up for frequent flier miles. You could one day travel for absolutely FREE when you accumulate enough frequent flier miles.
Are you a senior or is there a senior going to be traveling with you? Maybe you should call the traveling agencies about senior discount. Maybe you can do the same thing if you are a student. Some airlines give discount to students.
It is a good idea to keep a flexible travel schedule. Roll with the punches. I mean if there is a promotion states that they only give discounts every Tuesdays like the movie theatres, maybe you should book your airline tickets on Tuesday. Did you know that, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are the days that have fewer reservations therefore on these days that tickets are sold cheap. Monday is usually the busiest day of the week because it is a first of the working schedule for most people. Try not to book on Monday.
One thing I recommend not to do is make reservations to the first airline company you see with a promotion of some sort. You should consider taking your time be patient and find out if the promotion is indeed the cheapest in your area. Ask the agency clerk about other offers available. When search on line, make sure you check at least five sites before you decide where to buy your tickets.
Another place that you can purchase cheap airline tickets is through consolidators. If you don't know then these are people who buy a lot of tickets at huge discount from the airline companies and resell them at whole sale prices. This helps the airline fill up still available seats. The good place to check for this is the travel section of the newspaper.
If you can avoid, try not to book on off peak hours schedule. Most likely if you book before seven in the morning flight or book the after seven in the evening flight, airline tickets are at their cheapest. This too, will be a wise decision since it is at these times that airlines are not overcrowded, thus getting more space for yourself and your luggage.
Remember always ask the airline ticket agent if that particular airline offers bonus traveling packages. Some airlines do offer packages such as car rental discount or a hotel room discount that comes with the airplane ticket.
Always consider book air tickets ahead of time. Discounts are usually offered to someone who reserves airline ticket three weeks or earlier beforehand. Don't forget due to over crowding during the holidays, you may not use your frequent flier miles. Therefore it is a good idea to book in advance if you plan to travel during the holidays.
One final thought, staying with only one airline on your entire trip may too, give you discounts. Airlines offer special rates to round trip tickets or connecting flights.
I hope these advices helped you in finding cheap air fare. Enjoy your trip.