Know Your Budget
First,you should put together a budget and see how you'd like to distribute your money. Then choose a destination. Once you've decided where you'd like to go, it's time to look into flights.
Buy Tickets In Advance
Ticket prices tend to rise as your travel date gets closer. Secure them a few weeks in advance if you're traveling domestically, or a few months in advance if you're traveling internationally. Use the fare finder found on almost all travel sites. to check dates a few days before or after your desired travel time to see if you can get a better deal by flying out the night before!
If you can't book in advance, Book Last Minute!
This may seem odd considering our previous tip, but if you find yourself with a Monday free and it's the Wednesday before, well it's a great time to get out of town and find some EXTREMELY low deals. Hotels and Airlines release rooms at seriously discounted rates right before the date if they aren't filled - they'd rather have someone pay 70% less then just have empty space.
Be Flexible Many airlines release flight listing details on Mondays and Tuesdays. These are the best days to find deals. Weekend prices are the highest. And always avoid peak travel dates if you can!
Shop around! There are so many sites out there that make it easy for you to find airfare deals. Once you find the package that works for you, buy it! You might miss out on amazing deals if you don't act quickly!
Here are 5 "private sale" sites that offer great travel deals. They say you have to be invited by a friend, but you can just as easily register on your own! Check them out!
- Sales are limited-time only, typically lasting between three and seven days, or until sold out!
- Deals are valid for a limited time only, and offered on a first come, first served basis. Remember, the earlier you log in, the better the selection!
- Their limited-time-only sales showcase the sleek, chic, and always unique!
- Collective buying power - as bookings go up, prices go down!
- Offers high-end travel deals at prices of up to 75% off!