We are all looking to get cheap airfare. Fortunately, there are a few strategies we can use to ensure we get the best deals. First, start with a good flight search engine (not third party ones!), like Expedia, Orbit, Travelocity, to start. Second, check carriers that aren’t on third party sites. Search both one-way AND round-trip flights. Search one seat at a time, and also, alternate airports. If you have elite status, use it! And use the right credit card. Lastly, look for coupons, check first class, and buy miles. Happy traveling!
- The author prefers to use his points and miles to pay for tickets rather than to use cash but some offers are so tempting that he uses cash instead.
- Many persons like family and friends often ask the author for help in finding cheap airfares to travel with because he is an award travel enthusiast.
- The first thing one needs to do to find cheap airfares is to start with a good flight search engine and figure out the routes that airlines operate.
“Airlines are the masters of creating confusing pricing schemes, and it can take considerable skill to pay the least amount possible.”