You know how it is, it seems as if there are thousands of websites promising the, “guaranteed lowest airfare.” Do you really believe it?
There is not a quick fix to find the best rate because Airfare changes hourly and sometimes minute-to-minute. Not even a quick Google search can get you the best rate. The following are however three tips to find the best rates.
Tip 1: Begin the search by checking airlines referred to as ‘low-cost’ carriers–Southwest, Frontier, Ryan Air, Tiger, Spirit. These airlines almost always offer the cheapest fare, but because they don’t use third-party or online brokers, you have to check directly with their website or call.
Once you’ve researched low-cost carriers, use a major airfare search engine like, Kayak or Orbitz, to pull fares from the major airlines into one place to use as a comparison to the low-cost carrier fares. Just remember to check with the airlines directly because many of the major airlines guarantee the best rate when booking through them.
Tip 2: SET AN AIRFARE ALERT! Over the next two-four weeks, watch the airfares for your top two flights. Airfare alerts are a great way of finding the best airfare. When the price drops, you get an email.
Tip 3: The Airlines are on to us. There is not any special day to get the best rates as the airlines constantly change the days.