Are you a frequent traveler but are still looking for tips on how to save cash booking flights? Here are a few tips that should put some cash back in your pocket when you book your next flight.
Last Minute No-No - Never book last minute. It used to be you could save by waiting until the last minute and taking an empty seat but now people pay big bucks to wait until the last minute to fly. Booking far in advance will save you a ton of cash.
Check out Other Airports - If you have a chance look into smaller airports in your area which can sometimes have much lower prices than the big main airports close by.
Off Peak - This one is a no brainier but flying at horrible hours of the day will make your flight much cheaper.
Shop Midweek - A lesser known fact now – most airlines make the vast majority of their price alterations with regard to the previous weekend and the one still to come on Tuesday or Wednesday.
sign up for mailing lists - yes we all hate spam and most of the time that's what you will get but those on airlines’ mailing lists are always the very first to find out in advance about upcoming promotions and are sometimes the only ones invited to make use of last-second temporary clearances and the like, so can in fact prove to be worth their weight in gold from time to time.
Ditch the Travel Agent - These day it is so much easier and faster to book directly with any and every airline the world over online that there really is no realistic reason why the conventional travel agent need come into play.
Check for Extras - Make sure to check and remove any unnecessary extra fees that may be applied until you remove them yourself. This includes additional baggage and extra legroom to travel insurance.
Manipulate Credit Card Offers - Credit card companies love to offer free flights and travel vouchers for signing up to their company. This might be a little shady but take advantage of those free flyer miles only to never use the credit card. Is the free flight worth it to you?
Seek a refund if the price goes down - Why should you not benefit from the same reduced rate afforded to everyone else if the price drops? Look into the possibility of a refund, this isnt underhanded or shady it is just called being proactive.