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How to buy a cheap air ticket

india Updated: Nov 25, 2010 01:00 IST

Wondering how to score good bargains on flight tickets? Read on for some tips to cut down on your travel budget.

Rise Early:

The perfect means to secure an early ticket is to go for one in the first half of the day. Early morning flights (6-8 am) are generally not favoured by people and hence the tickets tend to be cheaper.

Mid-week winner:

Air tickets on weekends tend to be more expensive than during the midweek ones. Plan your itinerary, unless it's a fixed plan for a business trip, and travel during the middle of the week like a Wednesday. agents:

Agents make a profit through your purchase. So before you turn to a travel agent, log on to the airlines you want to fly with and check their prices. This will save you a lot of money at times.

Plan in advance:

This is the best way to ensure that you land with a dirt cheap air ticket; but you can generally pull something like this off only with a leisure trip. Tickets for a trip booked at least before two months in advance will be cheaper.

No last minute deals:

This is probably one of the biggest myths that flight tickets booked a day or even hours in advance are expensive. In fact, the rate you will get will probably be less thrice than the normal amount.