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Monday, January 4, 2016

Cheapest Days To Fly

Your ability to find the cheapest fares will depend greatly on your degree of flexibility in departure and return dates, and amount of time ahead of the trip that you start looking. With the number of routes being reduced by the airlines in order to fly at high as capacity as possible, it’s even more important to plan in advance these days.

Flight Search Engine Tip:
Under the advanced flight options You can search by fare type. Typically the lowest price flight fares have many restrictions. These fares usually have penalties for refunds and changes. Most are non-refundable and do not allow changes after the ticket is purchased. However, with the refundable changeable only option, the system will only search for fares with no penalties. Keep in mind that you may notice higher prices with this search option selected.

Try to avoid booking on a Saturday or Sunday. Most airline sales end by Thursday or Friday only to offer them again by the middle of the following week.

Cheapest Day to Fly – Wednesday
For better savings consider departing on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. Return on a Tuesday or Wednesday. This is because Monday is a peak travel day when most people, including business travelers, need to fly. Tuesday is far less busy. Wednesdays and Saturdays are equally inexpensive; Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays are equally pricey. That's why it's advisable  to schedule vacations from Tuesday to Tuesday rather than Sunday to Sunday.

For international travel the best deals can also be found by departing Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. Also, spending the weekend and following Monday at your destination will generally result in better airfares.

Avoid Afternoon Flights

Look for the earliest possible departure to avoid high fares and delays. Fares are highest on afternoon departures because that's when most people want to fly.

Search For Connecting Flights

Although a connecting flight may add at least two more hours to your travel time you can save by choosing multiple stops over direct flights to your final destination.

 Travel destinations may also have especially high volume during particular seasons. For example, popular Summer spots include Europe Hawaii and Alaska. Spring is a peak travel period for Florida, New Orleans and Southern California.

If you do have some flexibility, many sites will allow you to select a flexible date option which will enable you to scan for the best prices up to 3 days before or after a specified date.

If you have maximum flexibility then simply wait for a good deal. Websites like cheapflights.com or CheapOair.com (for travelers departing the United Kingdom  Skyscanner)will notify you when sales run on destinations you are interested in. Check a few of the websites for the airlines that you’ve found deals on up to this point to see if they offer any type of notification service on sales. Vayama: International Travel Solved is a good resource to check for sales on international flights.

Check to see if any special deals are available for a group that you can be associated with. Seniors, students, single women, etc. often have websites that offer discounted fares.

Comparing fares: 
Low cost fares are often quoted on a one-way basis. Taxes, handling fees and other surcharges are not always included in the initial price. Click through to the final page to effectively compare cost. Airfare may be quoted in the airline or consolidator's local currency only. Converting fares to a single currency will facilitate comparison.

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