Today I Learned...

Key Takeaways:
  • Follow these five tips to save big on your next flight
  • Save money despite the rising prices

ave you ever wondered how to get the best deal possible on your next flight? If you've checked flights once, twice, or even a hundred times and are still not finding the lowest possible price. You are not alone.

It seems like a lot of people are struggling to find the perfect deal on flights these days. Between all the fees and constantly changing prices it can be quite challenging to find a good price on an air ticket.

Here are some tips that will help you get a better deal on your next flight:

1. Book your flight in advance

The earlier you book, the better your chances of finding cheap flights. Book at least three weeks in advance if possible. Last-minute tickets are usually more expensive than those purchased earlier.

2. Be flexible

Rather than trying to schedule a flight that leaves and arrives at the most convenient time for you, opt for one of the less expensive flights during off-peak hours. This may mean red-eye, early flight or even adding a connecting flight. While a connecting flight will likely take longer, it is oftentimes cheaper than anything direct.

3. Shop discount Airfare sites

Travel websites like Expedia or Travelocity can help you find affordable rates for trips when you're ready to book. Just keep in mind that many of these sites have strict policies about cancellations and delays.

Learn more: Using Google Flights to Find Air Fares

4. Cash in those credit card airline points and miles

Check out the airline credit cards that are offered by major airlines such as American Airlines or United Airlines. These cards offer free miles for every dollar spent with the airline, and typically include some additional perks like free checked bags and priority boarding. These perks can save you hundreds of dollars on your next flight!

5. Checked bags

Check baggage fees before booking a flight so that you know exactly how much it will cost if you need to check a bag or twoÔÇösometimes these fees can add up quickly and make air travel cost prohibitive!

Packing tips: How to Pack Like a Pro for Your Next Trip

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Nov 24, 2022

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