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Where Can You Get Cheap Airline Tickets Online?

Jun 13, 2008
Air travel has become a norm nowadays especially for those involved in business and international trading. The needs to meet people from other parts of the world makes air travel a must. For a frequent flyer, there is nothing more satisfactory than getting a cheap airline ticket for their entire journey.

Unfortunately for us, the rising trend of people travelling by air gives an opportunity for airline companies to mark up the airline ticket price since they know people will buy it anyway. Fortunately though, the competition between airline companies forces certain companies to give out discounts on airline ticket price every now and then as a marketing strategy to attract customers.

This in turn gives benefit to us. At least the ticket price is not as high as we would expect it to be. The problem is, how, when and where to find all those cheap airline tickets? Sure enough, you would answer : Buy it online, but the Net is like a vast ocean of information and if you don't know where to go, you'll be lost without even finding what you're looking for.

The first thing that you can do to find cheap airline tickets online is go to the airline companies website itself. Most of the time, the price is going to be high since it's the standard price that they sell to everybody who wants to board their airplanes. However, on certain occassion, you might find special deals made exclusive for customers who book their tickets through the companies' online booking system.

Although this is uncommon, certain airlines do give out deals every now and then so it certainly worth it to keep coming back to their websites, say once a week. You might hit the jackpot one day, who knows. Deals like this normally sold out quickly so it pays to regularly check for the deals you desire. It is also generally cheaper if you buy it a few weeks or months in advance. So if you can plan your journey well, you'll save yourself a lot of money.

The next thing that you can do is to go to those travel agencies website and compare their prices. The airline ticket price will vary from one agency to another and they will provide different deals for different destination. If you are a student, you can get even better deals than other people.

Normally, these deals come out during holiday breaks (autumn, winter, spring, summer) as students and most of us spend this time travelling abroad. For international students, these are the times of the year when they have the chance to return to their hometowns so airline tickets will be offered at highly discounted prices at their convenience.

You can also go straight to other travel websites that provide features to search for the best deals on the Net. Normally these websites gather all the information from travel agencies and airline companies websites and compare them to give you the best deal possible according to your specification.

Sometimes since this process is automated, you might not be getting the latest deal from a specific airline company at the time you request the data. Hence you might see a deal from an airline company website not being picked up by the travel websites so it's good if you can check all of them thoroughly.

In conclusion, there are many websites that you can browse to find the cheapest airline ticket for your journey. You just have to know the place to find one. Once you get the hang of it, finding cheap airline tickets for your subsequent journey would be a breeze. The key thing is to make extensive research and compare prices to get the best deal possible.
About the Author
Ahmad writes regularly on several websites including his Dirt Cheap Airline Tickets site where he shares tips on finding cheap airline tickets online and offline. Don't forget to visit his site at http://airlinetickets-dirtcheap.com
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