How to Get a Flight Cheap – Save Money on Airfare

Cheap living isn’t just about trimming your spending at home. Sometimes you have to travel and, of course, the fastest way to get anywhere is by jet. So, I’m providing some tips on how to get a flight cheap.

1. Reserve early – This tip has been published before, but it’s an important one, so here it is again. If you don’t reserve your flight as early as possible, the chance of getting the lower priced seats is rather slim.

2. Use a price bidder site – If you can’t reserve early, then using a price bidding site can sometimes pay off. Two sites I’ve used in the past are Hotwire.com and Priceline.com and I’ve actually gotten a flight cheap from Priceline. The price was a couple of hundred dollars less than I could find elsewhere. Of course, it doesn’t always work that way and you lose some flexibility when you use the bidding service. But, if a lower price is your primary goal, then you should give them a try.

3. Use no-frills airlines – Many budget airlines will give you great prices, but you usually have to reserve early to get the best deals. Also, keep in mind that many of the online reservation sites do not include the budget airlines. Therefore, it’s a good idea to find out which budget airlines service your airport and then go directly to that airline’s site or call them. Here is a list of the majority of the budget airlines in the US. Some of them have very limited service areas.

http://www.airtran.com

http://www.allegiantair.com

http://www.frontierairlines.com

http://www.jetblue.com

http://www.southwest.com

http://www.spiritair.com

http://www.suncountry.com

http://www.usairways.com

http://www.virginamerica.com

These are just some ways to get a flight cheap. If you know some other ideas, feel free to share them by posting a comment. Live cheap and prosper… and happy flying.

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One Response to “How to Get a Flight Cheap – Save Money on Airfare”

  1. It’s generally cheaper to fly mid-week, like on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Many airlines offer sale fares that are only valid on these days.