Are you planning on travelling somewhere during the holidays? Will you be travelling with your loved one or in a small group? There are people who just love travelling. They love visiting other places and try to experience their customs. In case you’re wondering, you don’t have to be filthy rich in order to do this. If you know your way in and out of various airlines, you’ll definitely get a cheaper travel expenses. Here are some tips that you can try to save some money on airfares.

  1. Book your tickets ahead of time. If you’re planning to take a trip on Christmas, it is best to buy the tickets a few months ahead of your scheduled departure. This way the tickets will be a lot cheaper and you won’t have a hard time booking for flights. Bear in mind that airfares depend on the number of booked individuals for a certain flight. Most of the time, there is a certain number that once reached; the fares will automatically go up. It’s best if you are among the individuals who booked early for a flight. Mind you. The price difference is really big.
  2. Be flexible. Make sure that you have a time to search for the cheapest flight possible on travel booking sites. The date of arrival and departure will greatly affect ticker prices especially during the holidays. It is best that you will be able to compare travel prices when leaving and departing during a weekday compared to doing the same on weekends.
  3. Check other alternative airports. Don’t settle with just one airport. It is best to have the prices on other airports as well. The difference in airfares between flights in various airports can be very dramatic. The amount of money that you can save can be really great.  You can also check the flights around the cities of your destination.  Moreover, it’s best to always have a backup plan in case you Plan A fails.
  4. Mix and match airports. To cut down expenses, you can try flying on various airlines for the different legs of the trip. This is actually cheaper; however, most people find this a hassle.  If you do have time, you may think of trying various airlines for a change. In doing so, you may even compare the services of these airlines with one another and see who gives the best one.
  5. Check the prices of the flights even after you purchase the ticket. There are some airlines that allow rebates when the fare drops below the price that you paid for.  However, you need to check this every now and then as claiming of rebates is only possible for a certain period of time.

You may think of putting these tips into practice the next time you book a flight on a holiday. Compare the amount of money that you have saved in doing so. The money you saved can be used to buy souvenirs for your relatives and work mates. Enjoy your flight!