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How To Find Cheapest Airline Tickets

Updated on December 14, 2012

Are you planning for an upcoming vacation or traveling to another city, state or country for business purposes? Naturally, many people want to find the cheapest flights possible, but not everyone is lucky enough to stumble upon those amazing but rare deals. Unless you really know how to look for less expensive flights, you may end up paying too much when booking your trips.

Shopping Around

Sadly, there is no quick shortcut to getting a dream rate for airline fares. You have to put in some effort to “window shop” for these tickets, but you can make use of the Internet for greater ease and convenience. Check out sites such as and to compare ticket prices for your destination and to determine the going rates for a particular trip. Then, you can directly check out specific airlines to see if they offer cheaper prices or if there are any promotional deals. Indeed, the key here is not to book the first cheap flight you encounter.

Purchasing Early or Late

One option you can take advantage of is to purchase your tickets very early, as many airlines offer cheaper rates when tickets are booked far in advance. This is especially effective if you are planning to visit a certain destination during its peak season. Try booking approximately four to eight months in advance to guarantee savings on ticket prices.

On the other hand, you can also try late purchases. Some airlines are not able to fill up certain flights, and unfilled seats can be purchased for a savings at the last minute. If you are flexible about the schedule, there may be several flights at odd times that you can choose from. Look into websites such as

Using Frequent Flier Miles

Perhaps you have credit cards from which you can redeem miles or you belong to a frequent flyer program. If you are planning a major trip, then you can redeem the miles for this occasion. However, there are a limited number of seats allotted for people who use these miles, so plan ahead and inquire early with the airline.

Browsing Special Deals

These days, there are many websites that offer discounts and deals on air fare from time to time. With subscription to these sites, you will receive email updates which will put you ahead of the pack for discounted tickets.

There are plenty of ways to find cheap tickets if you want to fly to another city, state or country. Practice makes perfect. Familiarize yourself with the tips above and with the multitude of online providers that can help you get hold of great airfares!


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    • Taurean Doll profile image

      Taurean Doll 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      If you don't want to miss out on latest low fares and you can't afford to stay up to the wee hours of the morning just to book your dream holiday, all you need to do is sign-up to every airlines Newsletter. That's the only way you can get a cheap fare!

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      lots of good information here and one of the ideas is bound to help at any given time. Thanks for sharing this information as an excellent reminder.


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