Flights are among the most costly aspects of traveling, yet even though prices have decreased, they can still put a serious dent in your travel budget. By being flexible with both when and where you fly, however, amazing (yet affordable) deals may become available to you.
Flight ticket prices tend to rise as the departure date nears, but Hopper suggests there may be an ideal time and date when airline tickets are most cost-effective. According to this flight tracking app, booking on Tuesday or Wednesday rather than Friday or Saturday can save travelers up to $35 and arriving on an off-day such as Sunday may also result in lower fares.
Skyscanner’s Everywhere feature can also help you secure cheap flights; this tool searches fares from your home airport across the globe and may reveal lesser-known getaway spots that offer sun, sea and sand experiences just as beautifully as Malibu or Miami.
Signing up for airline and last-minute deal websites newsletters is also worth your while; these sites often find airfare mistakes others miss, usually lasting only briefly, that make for great finds – Secret Flying, Fare Deal Alerts and Pomelo Travel are among our favorites here; consider also rolling the cost of flights into an all-inclusive vacation package to maximize savings even further!