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Airfare Dirt Cheap! Start Locking In Your Savings!

Jul 3, 2008
Dirt Cheap Airfare. Some folks think it's impossible in today's economy. But think again! Yes, the current gas price debacle and the U.S Dollar getting weaker by the day is making travel more expensive but you can fight back.

It is possible to get yourself a great price on dirt cheap airfare if you know just a few basic tricks. Even this age of higher inflation.

Just remember this rule. Getting airfare at dirt cheap prices only means one thing and that is that the price you paid for your ticket cost way less than the price the guy paid sitting next to you.

1. Bump Your Way TO A Better Price.

This is an oldie but goody but getting harder to do these days. Basically what you are trying to do is give up your seat on an overbooked flight in order to secure another seat on a future flight at a comped rate.

This technique has lost it's popularity over the years due to the sheer number of flights the airlines had running but I foresee a great comeback in the near future as less flights lead to more overbooking.

You must be able to have a somewhat flexible schedule and get to the airlines well before your departure time to let the staff know you will bump if the flight is overbooked. Once you get the hang of how this technique works be prepared to save some real money!

2. Let's Go Bucket Shop!

Almost everyone would agree that you can save quite a few buck by traveling Expedia, Hotwire and a few others but have you ever tried Bucket Shop?

What the heck is Bucket Shop you say? It is possible to save upwards of %50 or more by using consolidators to book your flight. No need to worry about complicated either! If you can book online then it's just that ea

Consolidators such as Bucket Shop but their tickets in big bulk blocks. Buying from them saves you a ton and also saves you the worry about restrictions or other airline rules when buying straight from the airlines.

It's not unusual to find airfare dirt cheap from one of these guys for flights already sold out by the airlines saving you a nice chunk of change.

Some of the best consolidators are of course Bucket Shop, Air Brokers and Travel Hub to name a few. Get creative with these guys and save a bundle!

3. Break Up Your Flight And Save Some Cash!

I know it might sound crazy but breaking up your flight just a little might save you a small wad of cash. Instead of buying that single trip ticket, "hop" your way to wherever it is you are going. If you can make your "hop" city a hub that the airlines must fly to anyway, the savings could be even more.

Like I said, sound ridiculous but it does work quite well, especially when your "hop" city is a hub for the airline. They have to fly there anyway and this is just another way of getting dirt cheap airfare!

4. Take Your Luggage And Ship It!

If you plan your trip correctly you can save big bucks by just shipping your luggage UPS. The airlines are charging more and more these days for your luggage and that doesn't guarantee it will even get there.

You may find that buy shipping with carriers such as UPS you may cut the expense in half. Check around with other carriers as well such as FedEx and even the U.S. Postal Service. You may be surprised.

If you have a ton of bags you are carrying of just a large family in tow the savings will wow you! Another great perk? Shipping your luggage will guarantee they get there when you do! No such guarantee from any of the airlines I have ever flown with.

Well, there you have it. Just a few tricks that can save you some cash. There are tons more if you know where to look so stop paying full price! You can save yourself some money. Take my word for it and it can be easier than you ever realized.
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