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  • Tricks for Finding Cheap Airfares




    I think the question I get asked the most is, “how do you find cheap airfares?” There is no 100% sure fire way to score affordable airfare, sometimes it boils down to luck and other times it is a mixture of different “techniques” to find the best airfare.

    In this article, I will be sharing the techniques that I, DizDiva, use to find the best priced airfares.

    We tend to go to Walt Disney World during the “off season”, so airfares will not be as crazy as if we were going over Christmas or Thanksgiving. I tell people who travel during that time to try and be flexible, meaning, if you can fly out on a Tuesday or Wednesday you may find better deals. Airlines will offer better airfares for travel on Tuesday, Wednesday, and sometimes Saturday.

    Another tip, sign up for Airfarewatchdog (http://www.airfarewatchdog.com/). You can put in for specific travel dates and cities, an email will be delivered to you when the prices have dropped for your time frame.

    I also use Matrix Airfare Search (http://matrix.itasoftware.com/), this site helps you find the lowest fare for your dates. It is important to check this site daily, sometimes the cheaper airfares are there for a short period before they are gone. With this site, I also clear my cookies from my browser daily to make sure I am seeing the most up-to-date prices.

    Another favorite of mine is an app called Hopper. This wonderful app (which I have on my Samsung Galaxy), alerts me to when airfares have dropped for my travel dates. It will also suggest to you to either buy the tickets, because they are at their lowest prices or wait, because it is anticipated that the ticket prices will drop. I usually get a notification daily when prices have changed.

    You can also keep checking the airline’s website to see if you can catch a low fare without the help of apps of email subscriptions, but always clear your cookies prior to searching or you may not get the lowest fares.

    These suggestions are what we use for finding cheaper priced airline tickets, what do you do or use for your airline ticket search??

    I have also been told to search at 21 days, 47 days, or 52 days out from your expected travel dates to find lower airfares. I have not had luck with this technique, but I do know people who have found great airfares by using the above method.



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