How do I get the best possible fare on air fare?
November 1, 2006 9:34 PM Subscribe
What are the "tricks of the trade" when it comes to getting the cheapest airfare possible?
posted by mi6op to travel & transportation (9 answers total) 50 users marked this as a favorite
Besides getting into the airmiles programs, how do I know when to book my ticket? Here is the situation that sparks my concern mostly:
I'm going to Florida, (Ft. Lauderdale or Orlando) to be with my girlfriend for Valentines day. I will be leaving from Ohio, (Canton Akron or CAK is my closest airport, I also use PIT and CLE).
Today is November 1st and Valentine's day is 3 1/2 months away. But the tickets are currently in the low $300 range. I travel to Ft. Lauderdale pretty often and the aveage price I see ranges from $150 - $200 round trip.
I know airlines post specials every now and then but I guess my main question is when and where should I start looking to find a good fare for a certain date?