How to Get Cheap Airplane Flight Tickets

 
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How to Get Cheap Airplane Flight Tickets
Emma Johnson
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Nov 04th 2019 05:31 am

Here are a few tips in a nutshell to help you save on buying airplane flight tickets.

Use a tool - Google (Recommended), Kayak, SkyScanner and Skiplagged will compare prices for you

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Save with GiftCards - Go to CardBear and get airline gift cards to save another 5% off

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Sometime people are offering vouchers and upgrades on Craigslist, but buyers beware for Craigslist scammers

Buy the Upgrades on eBay - You can buy business / first class upgrades on eBay for fraction of the price. It's still expensive, but it's really at a fraction of the original price which is exorbitant
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Wait for bad news - Usually after a bad PR like a disaster happening at your destination or with the airline is when the ticket is the cheapest. You see a bad news about American Airlines treating their customers? It's the time they need to lower their prices to get their planes full.


Tuesday to Thursday - are known to be the time that tickets are cheapest. If you cannot nail these times, flights are known to be generally cheaper in the hours regular people are sleeping

Use Incognito Mode - Use incognito or clear your cookies. Some flight sites purposely raise their price each time you visit them.


Choose the first flight out - you may need to wake up early, but this should give you a lesser chance of the flight being delayed from previous flights


Book as an individual - If you book as a group, the flight will try to charge you the higher price to everyone in the group


Set an alarm to checkin - for 24 hours before the flight. Some airlines will start offering special prices or priority seating for people that check-in sooner.


Find the Best Seat - Some flights allow you to pick a seat, see seatguru or seatexpert to see which seats are the best on your plane

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  • Guest
    Guest - 1 week ago
    Have any of you ever bought an eBay upgrade? Did you have any trouble using it? Also when eBay offers coupons can they be used on this type of purchase?
  • Guest
    Guest - 1 week ago
    Only standby so you can get bumped for paying customer anytime. Not a benefit when you spend the night at the airport in Las Vegas or 21 hours in Denver. I'd rather pay!
  • Guest
    Guest - 1 year ago
    Just get a job with an airline company. You and your family can fly for free!
  • Guest
    Guest - 2 years ago
    Prices are generally lowest about 6-8 weeks in advance.
  • Guest
    Guest - 2 years ago
    Gift Cards aren't a very good idea if your credit card provides even basic travel insurance. Even if you face an issue one in twenty times, it still pays off..
  • Guest
    Guest - 2 years ago
    Momondo has often better prices than kayak for some reason. I compared same flights on both websites.
  • Guest
    Guest - 4 years ago
    'Kayak, SkyScanner and Kayak will compare prices for you'

    Is it me, or were there too many kayaks in that sentence?
  • Guest
    Guest - 4 years ago
    @emma johnson - I like your suggestion about booking on Tues/Wed 1:00 AM in the morning but when I thought about it for a second. It does not really make sense because 1AM for someone from the eastcoast is only 10 PM on the west coast. Just confusing info!
  • Guest
    Guest - 4 years ago
    Use skiplagged.com for great prices on flights - An airline and their agent (United & Orbitz) aren't happy about it and have filed a lawsuit, but how can it be illegal to purchase tickets from available flights just because they are the cheapest.
  • morriefisher
    morriefisher - 4 years ago
    L20 Captain
    Reply to Guest

    I get mine from the airline website, they often have a better listing of flights.
  • Guest
    Guest - 4 years ago
    Book way in advance,
  • frharrell
    frharrell - 5 years ago
    L11 Sergeant
    If you are flying Frontier, first google search 'frontier promo code'. They often have codes that get you 10% or more off. Currently have 'GETBEER' code good until 10/13/14
  • Guest
    Guest - 5 years ago
    Or, use kayak, orbitz... to compare prices as one way. round trip is no longer cheaper, they just combined two individual prices together. Once you located the inbound and outbound flight prices, go to the airline site(s) directly and book the flights. This is to avoid charges from orbitz...(kayat I think is free), and you have 24 hours to cancel without fee. Some airlines do not participate in kayat, orbitz, need to check the price directly from those airlines web sites.
  • Guest
    Guest - 5 years ago
    Southwest will probably assign you a earlier boarding group
  • Guest
    Guest - 5 years ago
    1am when? Which time zone?
  • Spoofee
    Spoofee - 5 years ago
    Spoofee.com!
    Southwest has free seating, but they let people board in the same order that they checked in.
  • Guest
    Guest - 5 years ago
    How does Southwest give me a better seat when they don't even assign seats?