Secrets for Cheap Airfare

Sunwing AirlinesRecently posted on US News & World Report:  eight insider secrets to booking cheap airfare.  Here are some bullet points from the article by Daniel Bortz.

Book six weeks in advance

  • Passengers pay the lowest price, nearly 6 percent below the average fare, if they buy six weeks before their flight

Scan for morning deals

  • Best deals are in the early morning

Best time to buy

  • Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Eastern

Cheapest day to fly

  • Wednesday

Fly out early

  • First flight out for the day is usually cheapest

Check low-cost airlines individually

  • e.g., Southwest Airlines doesn’t allow their tickets to be quoted on popular comparison websites

Sign up for free alerts

Build a relationship

  • e.g., frequent-flyer programs or airline credit cards

Be sure to visit Island Time Travel’s Online Booking Page!


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