September 9, 2014
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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Airfare tends to be the most cost-prohibitive (expensive) part of
planning a vacation or trip. Plus during the course of a day, prices
fluctuate depending on availability. And with delayed flights,
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Despite the abundance of meta-search engines like Kayak, Google
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Doing research is only one way to get a
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28 days before your trip, ticket prices are pretty much the same.
But during the period of 18 to 28 days prior to your trip, prices
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The last 18 days prior to your trip, prices start ticking up.
The average fare increases 5% two weeks before departure, with fares
increasing 30% from their lows the last seven days before departure.
International fares don't have as much fluctuation; 34 days before
departure, fares are only about 4% lower than the average at six
months before departure.
Be sure to reserve your hotel suite
when you book airfare. As a general rule of thumb, the more you can
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things like meals and tours — the better the savings over
separate do-it-yourself pricing.
When booking a package
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You can save an average of $525 on a vacation ... with an
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destinations through an OTA.
Airlines announce their sales
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fares for the next few months. Mid-day Tuesday to late-day Tuesday
or early Wednesday is a good 24-hour sweet spot when you can find
the latest sales. The airlines also release their last-minute
weekend deals on Tuesdays, so flexibility is your best friend for
booking airfare along with a willingness to go where the bargains
Departure time and day matters.
Wednesday is the best day to depart, followed by Tuesday and
Saturday. Experts cite savings of up to 10% when traveling midweek
to midweek. For a weekend trips, you'll find that airfare is
cheapest when you depart on Saturday and return on Monday.
Flying during certain times can also reduce your airfare
bill. The very early morning flights, particularly if
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midday departures. Plus these flights usually have the lowest risk
for delay or cancellation, since the plane and crew are already at
the airport. Overnight flights can usually be good bargains, as well
as late afternoon or dinner flights.
When you're doing your search, don't initially specify departure
times. This way, you'll be able to see the time of day that really
is the cheapest to fly.
Flights from smaller
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fares for airports within a reasonable radius of your destination,
as major airports are sometimes monopolized by the larger players.
Savings for flying into a smaller airport may justify more time in
the car spent driving to an outlying hub.
one-stop as opposed to non-stop flights. When the stop is
in the airline's hub city, it can generate some dramatic savings and
thus lower fares. When traveling with small children, time during a
layover may be a welcome break from the plane.
One-way tickets can be a bargain. Buying two one-way
tickets from different airlines may be cheaper than a round-trip
ticket. Many meta-search engines will do this for you, such as
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Continue to check fares
after you book. If fares drop within 24-hours after you've
obtained your ticket, you can cancel your flight without paying a
fee or penalty, according to Department of Transportation
regulations. However, the flight must depart more than a week from
the time the ticket was procured. If fares drop outside this 24-hour
window most airlines have a credit or refund policy, but they may
charge a fee.
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