When is the best time to fly? Before answering that question though, you might want to focus more on: how and when exactly do you book cheap flights? A travel agent would know of course but if you want to try planning for your own trip from start to finish, then here are some tips on how you can start making the first step – booking flights, cheap ones. A timely article for this summer travel season, don’t you think?
Book the cheapest flight you can get on the day that you want. The next morning after booking, check to see if the price of your airfare dropped and if it did, give the airline a call to cancel your previously scheduled flight. Most of the time, they will allow you to re-book your flight without any charges. Remember to do this only if you are willing to go on that trip. Another strategy to try is to go for last-minute seats. Some airlines cut prices when they can’t fill planes for an upcoming weekend trip. Always be on the look out for these.
If you’re less of a risk taker and you want to do things in advance so you can plan properly, they say that the best day and time to book flights is Tuesday, at around 3pm. This it the time when airlines release the most sales and the best time to book plane tickets. Wednesday is known as the cheapest day to fly, followed by Saturday. On the other hand, the most expensive days to fly are usually Fridays and Sundays. The cheapest flights are also usually the ones scheduled early in the morning.
It will also help to buy membership for the airline’s frequent-flier program so that you can acquire miles and eventually redeem them, especially if you travel a lot. Another option is to use a credit card that’s tied to the airline. Either way, the more you travel, the more benefits you get.
Fly when no one wants to or at the least popular days and times. Peak season flights have relatively higher prices as compared to the non-peak season ones. Also, when booking online on your own, search for flights in incognito or private browsing mode. Why? Flight prices actually do increase when a particular route is repeatedly searched.
If possible, do travel light. A cheap flight can instantly turn into an expensive one if you don’t watch baggage or luggage fees. However, some airlines still do charge for carry-on bags. If you can’t travel without a luggage, limit them to a maximum of two.
As your last resort, go and ask help from travel agents. They usually have special undercut rates that are inaccessible to the public. We suggest searching for cheap flights on your own first and then present that information to them to see if they can match or beat it.
We hope this article helped you guys a lot! Have fun with your trip!