Recently, I have been hoping on and off planes for business and vacation. I have flown most major airlines and found some tips on how to fly for cheap. If you are anything like myself, you work hard for your money and saving as much of it as you can is important. Whenever I book a flight I am always looking for the best deal possible and I don’t have loyalty to a specific airline. Whoever has the cheapest price gets my money. If you want to know more on how I book cheap flights, keep reading.
Whenever I need a cheap flight I immediately check two airlines first, Spirit and Frontier. While I have never flown Spirit, I have flown her low-cost sister Frontier. Spirit does offer cheap flights but I suggest reading the fine print and finding all extra charges before flying with them. Frontier also offers cheap flights that I have taken advantage of. Their prices are dirt cheap and even cheaper if you invest in their Discount Den Program. Now, these aren’t glamorous flights but they will get you where you need to go at a low price. Recently, I was able to get a round-trip flight from Texas to Georgia or less than $150.
Google It! When I say google it I don’t mean google “cheap flights” I mean visit www.google.com/flights. This the key when it comes to finding cheap flights online. Once you enter your departure and destination cities google will show a “Date Tip”. A Date Tip is a suggestion for the cheapest dates to fly. It may suggest departing two days later and returning one day earlier than selected to save more money.
Google Flights also offers “Airport Tips”. Airport Tips gives suggestions on flying to different airports that are close to your destination city for a cheaper price. Airport Tips has a destination map that shows the cost to fly into each city int the area on the dates selected. I suggest playing around with this tool when booking your next flight. Once you have found your cheap flight don’t forget to track it. When tracking a flight Google will alert you if the price changes.
In June, I will be flying home for a friends wedding and of course I used the tips above when booking my ticket. By tracking my prices I saw my flight jump from $285 to $415. Since I use Google Flights all the time I decided to wait it out. The next day flight dropped back down to $285 putting $130 back in my pockets. Nice! For more tips on using Google Flights comment below. Happy flying.