Hunting out the best airfare prices might seem a little daunting when you consider all of the options that are on offer to you.
How to compare all of the different options, comparing “apples to apples” so to speak can be quite mind boggling.
Some of the price determining factors you will be faced with when comparing the best air fare prices are:
Factors that effect your ability to aquire the lowest airline ticket prices
-Time of travel (season)
-Date of travel (season and event considerations)
-Day of the week you depart and return (choosing the day of the week can make hundreds of dollars of difference to your fare)
-Length of stay (airlines don’t advertise what suits them as they want to pay full fares if possible)
-Where you stay (hotels and airlines have reward systems for each other – again this isn’t common public knowledge)
-Seat disbursement & oversell (another airline term that you won’t have heard of that determines whether you pay premium or discounted best airfare prices)
These are just a few of the considerations you’ll be making when searching online or with your travel agent.
No matter whether you are booking online or with an agency there are a few critical points that can save you hundreds – even a thousand dollars in some cases on airfares and hotel deals.
Do’s and dont’s to save you hundreds on the best airfare prices:
-Travel over a weekend if you can, airlines like you to stay for weekends at a destination, especially a Saturday. When searching for online airfares, include a weekend in your dates, this can make a difference to airfare pricing.
-Use wholesale websites, there are a bunch of websites unknown to the general public where you can pick up the wholesale flights travel agencies bid on (airline employees know what these are but can’t tell you) (more…)