How to buy a cheap air ticket
Wondering how to score good bargains on your flight tickets? Read on for some tips to cut down on your travel budget.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.
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 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.
First Published: Nov 24, 2010 16:20 IST