Getting the Lowest Rates on High Quality Packages

Getting the Lowest Rates on High Quality Packages

  • By Kate P
  • Travel Tips
  • 20.07.2016

There are two major reasons why people buy airline tickets and vacation packages online; Convenience and price. Convenience because you can purchase tickets at your convenient time as well as avoid standing in Dueue at the airport.

When is the best time to buy the cheapest airline ticket? Buy early; the best prices may be 21 days or more prior to your travel day. The fares will generally increase after that. The highest prices are fourteen days prior to travel. Buy late; sometimes you can purchase tickets for the following weekend at cheap rate ifthe plane bas empty seats. But you may have to return on Monday or Tuesday.

What is the best day to buy the cheapest airline ticket? Most airlines release the new prices on Wednesdays, so the best time to look is between midnight on Tuesday and early Wednesday morning.

When is the best time of year to travel? The highest rates are June, July and around the holidays, although sometimes a good price can be obtained for the actual holiday itself. Most people do not want to fly on Christmas or Thanksgiving. The lowest price trends tend to be mid-January to mid-February, April to May, and mid-September to mid-October.

Where should I fly to and from? Flying through an airline bub may get you a lower price on that airline. For example Southwest bas a bub in Phoenix, so check for lower rates there, and American bas a bub in Minneapolis, so check for lower rates with them there. Try an alternative airport. Often arriving at a smaller airport just a few hours away can save you a lot of money. Balance the price of a rental car or travel time to see if is worth it to you. Often it is.

What should I purchase? Combining airline tickets, hotel and car rental can decrease the price of your plane ticket. Look at purchasing the whole package from one place to save money.