ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Cool Tips for Booking Cheap Flights

Updated on October 20, 2012

Planning a vacation or holiday trip is either fun and exciting or exhausting and stressful to a person. Why not make it a challenge to benefit yourself and those traveling with you? The more you save on airfare, the more you get to spend on the fun trip you are making plans for. Wouldn't you rather save on airfare and be able to spend an extra day on your trip or spend the money saved on an added adventure? Perhaps with the money you save on booking cheaper flights, you could upgrade to a nicer hotel stay.

The first thing you should take into consideration when selecting travel flights is knowing the best times to fly. What does that mean? It means that there are certain days that flights cost less when flying. There are also better times to get better flight rates. For instance, not many people prefer to fly the late night or early morning flights so the costs can be much less for those. It's also cheaper to fly during certain months than others. If you are choosing a trip in the middle of March and April, you will pay a lot more than in January because everyone is buying up tickets for spring break. The same type of scenario goes for holiday seasons. Purchasing way ahead of time during these dates will get you the best rate for them but you will still pay higher than traveling during a non-peak season. You might also want to fly out and return on a Tuesday or Thursday flight instead of a weekend. Flying during the weekend will definitely cost you more.

Here's another great idea for planning your travel and finding great rates. Select a location that is not as travelled as the most popular destinations. Companies know they can sell more tickets to popular destinations and so you might see that flights to those locations cost a bit more. Consider whether you might save more money by purchasing a ticket to a different location a few hours away and driving the rest of the way in. Or, better yet, travel to a less popular destination and enjoy a vacation there instead of where everyone else is travelling to.

Be cautious of one thing if choosing to travel to a less popular site however. You want to select a place that has a variety of travel carriers. If you fly to a destination that has only a couple of airline companies servicing it, you can bet that there could be a monopoly on the cost of ticket prices to that select destination because the companies know that no other companies provide a flight service there.

Overall, remember this! When planning a trip and looking for the best deals, be open to planning your trip during different dates. This allows you more flexibility with getting the best flight prices available. You can trust that if you can change your dates by a few days or weeks, you might be able to save yourself a few hundred dollars on the purchase of your airline tickets.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)