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How To Reserve Cheap Airline Tickets

Mar 20, 2008
Are you trying to reserve cheap airline tickets for your or your family? It is pretty simple to buy airline tickets, but at what price? The prices of airline tickets, even the same airlines can differ by quite a bit, so how do you get the best offers? Here are some ideas to help you be able to reserve the cheapest airline tickets possible for you and your family and get you to where you want to go.

I definitely recommend using the internet to search and reserve your airline tickets for you and your family. With the internet, you tend to get the best deals, and it saves you time and a headache instead of having to be on the phone for hours on end when you could have your seats reserved in 5 or 10 minutes on the internet. My favorite websites to use when purchasing airline tickets are www.priceline.com, where you are able to "name your price" and get tickets at the prices you wish to pay; www.travelocity.com and www.cheapseats.com

Some things to keep in mind to help you reserve the cheapest airline tickets possible:

Book your seats as early as possible, to secure the cheapest price. There are some airlines, that if you have your tickets booked, and you find out they go on sale, you can contact the airline, and they will credit you the different between the tickets.

If you are trying to book tickets for the last minute, try the airlines themselves, and ask them for their lowest deal. They generally save a few seats for the last minute purchases and are at a discount price.

Be flexible on your travel dates if possible. You may be able to find better deals traveling by being flexible by a day or two. Airline tickets are generally lower Tuesday through Thursday. Try to avoid traveling close to holidays. If you do, book early!

Larger airports typically have cheaper flights

Flights with layovers can have better deals. I know we all hate layovers, but they can end up saving you quite a bit of money. When I bought tickets to Hawaii a few months ago, I was able to save $350 per passenger by having an hour layover.

If you do have layovers, make sure you know the flight number and the airline of all of your flights to your destination, this will make it a little less of a headache for you.

Keep your bags under the weight limit of the airline. They will charge you up to an extra $75 for extra weight.

On your days of traveling, a few more pieces of advice to help enjoy travel as much as possible:

Bring your cell phone with you, in case there are any delays, you do not have to pay for the pay phone or try and find one in the airport

Do not park your car at the airport if at all possible. Parking rates for airports range from $8-$20 a day your car is parked there

I hope these ideas help you in being able to reserve cheap airline tickets for you and your family!
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Ben Levanger is a long time Travel Enthusiast who has traveled around the world, and enjoyed his time Traveling. Now Spending his time work on his novels and other interest. If you found this article helpful, and I hope you did feel free to visit Here
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